Dim the Fluorescents is a hilarious and deeply tragic dramedy about the dangers of seeing creative output as self worth.
We chat with the two leads of Dim the Fluorescents, a wonderful Toronto-made dramedy that won the Grand Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival earlier this year – and opens this Friday in Toronto and across Canada!
Director Jordan Canning shifts gears with Suck It Up, an odd-couple buddy comedy with mixed, though rewarding, results.
I Am Thor has its Toronto debut at Canadian Music Week tomorrow, here's our conversation with subject Jon Mikl "Thor" and director Ryan Wise.
How did a College theatre class accident result in a stabbing AND inspire a movie idea? How did Clinger‘s producer Bubba Fish pool enough resources to make a feature film? How did Clinger director Michael Steves use his ‘Dork Shelf’ to try to get girls in High School? Learn theses answers and more in our interview […]
If my interview with writer/ director/ editor/ cinematographer etc, Perry Blackshear had a theme song, it would be ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’. Despite being labelled a D.I.Y. filmmaker, Perry takes every opportunity to state how he couldn’t have done it without his main collaborators: the cast of They Look Like People (MacLeod Andrews, […]
Take a gander at our interview with the filmmakers (Dan Berk and Robert Olsen) and cast (Alexandra Kurshen, Helen Rogers and Lauren Molina) behind Body, which premiered at Slamdance last week. We talk about how their film subverts the home invasion genre, why the cast loved beating each other up, what rock god showed up at their premiere […]
The Slamdance Film Festival 2015 in pictures: From the Q and A’s, to the parties, the red carpets, TV appearances and awards, we were there for all of it. Enjoy! The Sweet Micky For President team following their premiere screening. From left to right: Steve Harris, Bryn Mosser, Karyn Rachtman, Pras Michel, Ben Patterson, Wyatt B. […]
One of the last additions to Slamdance’s lineup this year was a world premiere Special Screening of Yosemite. The film is written and directed by Gabrielle Demeestere, a former classmate of James Franco who produces and costars. While the film was not in competition for Slamdance’s audience or jury awards, Demeestere’s strong debut did earn […]
On the final day of Slamdance 2015, the festival presented a Special Screening of Yosemite. The film was produced by James Franco, who also acts in a supporting role because he literally can not stop arting all over the place. Franco’s prolific artistic output was the primary topic of discussion when Franco sat down with Variety’s Scott […]
Event though the festival is now officially over, we will continue to roll out Slamdance 2015 coverage for the next couple days, mostly interviews with the filmmakers we conducted while we there. Our interview Nisan Dağ & Esra Saydam, the writer/ director team of Across the Sea, is particularly exciting since they went on to win the Audience Award […]
Our interview with Ratter writer/ director Branden Kramer and producers Tom Kropp, Stefan Haverkamp and Jan Jaworski will have you covering up the cameras on all of your devices. See our review of the film here.
The gruesome thriller Body manages to put a slightly different spin on home invasion films. The story revolves around twenty-somethings Holly (Helen Rogers), Cali (Alexandra Turshen) and Melissa (Lauren Molina) who are bored one Friday night and decide to sneak into mansion belonging to a family Cali knows to be on vacation. It’s mostly harmless fun until a groundskeeper checks in on the […]
We caught up with Darkness on the Edge of Town writer/ director Patrick Ryan and star Emma Eliza Regan right before their North American premiere at the Slamdance film festival. Here is a synopsis of the film: A troubled teenage sharpshooter (played by Emma Eliza Regan) decides to avenge the death of her estranged sister after she […]
Darkness on the Edge of Town is an ugly tale set in the picturesque Irish countryside. The film begins with a brutal knifing in a public bathroom. Though the actual killing is offscreen, we see the murderer clear as day, and soon learn that she is best friends with her victim’s sister, Cleo. While Robin, the killer, […]