BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 131: “AMERICAN HARDCORE,” “LOST ROCKERS” AND SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL WITH PAUL RACHMAN

“American Hardcore,” “Lost Rockers” and “Zoe Rising” documentary director Paul Rachman joins BYOD to share clips, trailers, and the stories behind his incendiary and inspirational doc films. We also discuss the creation of the Slamdance Film Festival, and how the fringe mission has expanded to become one of the most vital venues for new cinema in the country…



Posted on March 6, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 193: STILL FROZEN

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, there’s something in the air this Oscar season, and it white and cold and causing all kinds of problems…



Posted on March 5, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – THE ‘LITTLE FILMS’ NEARLY SWEEP THE OSCARS!

The 86th Academy Awards offered few surprises, but one thing it did offer is a tremendous amount of hope to smaller films….



Posted on March 4, 2014 by

SIFF 2014: BEHIND THE CURTAIN, PART ONE

As someone who has experienced this process as both a filmmaker and a festival programmer, I’m here to shed some light on what actually takes place between the time you submit your film to, in this case, the Seattle International Film Festival, and when you receive that all-important decision via email…



Posted on March 3, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 130: “LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON” – EAST TEXAS CHURCH BURNINGS DOC WITH FILMMAKERS

Looking at the shocked community, meditative pastors, and the suspects who would take responsibility for the flames, filmmakers Theo Love and Bryan Storkel sit down with BYOD to share their film with clips, the trailer, and penetrating insight on the world’s only documentary talk show…



Posted on February 28, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CAPTAIN EO

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil digs up another Disney oddity…



Posted on February 28, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 192: HAROLD IN HEAVEN

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, we’ve lost a great person and entertainer, we here at Digicell would like to pay homage to him…



Posted on February 26, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WAHOO! GOING BIONIC TURNS 200!

Welcome to Going Bionic, #200! Today’s column marks our second century mark, so we should do something special, shouldn’t we?



Posted on February 25, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE JOKER IS WILD

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil genuflects to the original Pope Francis…



Posted on February 21, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 128: “FACING FEAR” AND “PRISON TERMINAL: THE LAST DAYS OF PRIVATE JACK HALL” – DOC SHORTS OSCAR NOMINEES

“Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall” director Edgar Barens guides us through the prison hospice experience of Jack Hall, while “Facing Fear” director/producer Jason Cohen and film subject Matthew Boger share Matthew’s experience as a victim of a hate crime who has made an unlikely and heartfelt reconciliation with his attacker…



Posted on February 20, 2014 by

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 191: COOL GUY AND EXPLOSIONS

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, will the Cool Guy Code prevail once more?



Posted on February 19, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 127: “CAVEDIGGER” AND “THE LADY IN NUMBER 6″ – DOC SHORTS OSCAR NOMINEES

The evocative cave sculptures of Ra Paulette are featured in “Cavedigger,” and director Jeffrey Karoff guides us through his film ahead of the Oscars, as producer Nick Reed discusses the bittersweet and lyrical story of “The Lady in Number 6,” which shares the story of Alice Sommer, the world’s oldest surviving Holocaust survivor and her world of music…



Posted on February 18, 2014 by

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – “THE LEGO MOVIE”: A BLUEPRINT FOR SUCCESS

While you may not think a toy-inspired studio film has anything to do with your indie film career, you may want to think outside of your indie box today. Hollywood is full of copycats, and once an industry leader (i.e. in this case Warner Brothers) is successful on a low-risk/high return formula, all others tend to follow their lead…



Posted on February 18, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: FILMING “THE TRIAL”

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil locates another unfinished Orson Welles film…



Posted on February 14, 2014 by

BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 126: 2014 OSCAR NOMINEE DOCUMENTARY ROUNDTABLE

All five 2014 Best Documentary Oscar nominees join BYOD to discuss their films and the lessons learned from making some of the best docs of the year…



Posted on February 13, 2014 by

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