When you were in high school and you wanted to make a movie, you probably called a few friends and grabbed your Super 8 or video camera and just let things happen. But that’s strictly amateur in comparison to what enigmatic Birmingham, Alabama teens Gates and Erik have done. They made a feature-quality film, called, appropriately, “Gates and Erik’s Movie,” and built a website for their effort, a Don’t Tell Mom Production. Say these master film craftsmen:
“Francis Ford Coppola once said that with the rise of new film technologies the next great films will be made by a fat little girl with a studio in her backpack. Well, with the rise of digital technology, we – Gates and Erik – are that fat little girl (in gawky teenage boy form).”
Fat girl or not, Film Threat supports anyone who gets off their ass and makes their movie. Check out stills, the trailer, and much more at [ Gates and Erik’s Website. ]

Posted on December 17, 2000 in News by

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