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Little Birds Filmmaker Reflects on His Personal and Artistic Transformation

Posted Aug 31, 2012, by Elgin James, director, Little Birds

Little Birds Filmmaker Reflects on His Personal and Artistic Transformation

Elgin James is the writer and director of ‘Little Birds,’ a 2009 Sundance Institute Screenwriters and Directors Lab project and…

What have you done for me lately? The ascent of Jennifer Lawrence and other Sundance alumni update

Posted Aug 28, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

What Have You Done For Me Lately? The Ascent of Jennifer Lawrence and Other Sundance Alumni Updates

The sheer volume of projects that pass through the programs of Sundance Institute can leave even the most tested indie film…

Q&A with Detropia filmmakers on ditching the status quo and distributing their own movie

Posted Aug 28, 2012, by Christine Spines, Managing Editor

Q&A with Detropia filmmakers on ditching the status quo and distributing their own movie (with an assist from Artist Services)

The Motor City and Indiewood are in no immediate danger of being awarded Sister City status. On paper, independent filmmakers…

Starting Over

Posted Aug 22, 2012, by Brooke Swaney, 2012 NativeLab Fellow

Starting Over

I felt like I was back in Montana, only cast in a burnt-sienna type of light and a lot drier and warmer and with delicious…

Stacy Peralta Wants To Unlock “Animal Chin”

Posted Aug 20, 2012, by Stacy Peralta, "Bones Brigade: An Autobiography"

Stacy Peralta Wants To Unlock Animal Chin

Hi, This is Stacy Peralta and I want to thank you for finding your way to this message about our film.

I want to give you some…

Five Things You Should Know About the Making of Robot & Frank

Posted Aug 16, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Five Things You Should Know About the Making of Robot & Frank

Our latest installment in the “Five Things You Should Know” series probes perhaps the most inventive storyline from last year’s…

Short Order: Remembering Chris Marker, who set the standard for short filmmaking with La Jetee

Posted Aug 10, 2012, by Mike Plante, Short Film Programmer

Short Order: Remembering Chris Marker, who set the standard for short filmmaking with La Jetee

It’s hard to imagine a more irreplaceable filmmaker than Chris Marker.  The legendary filmmaker passed away last week on his 91…

5 Things You Should Know About the Making of Searching for Sugar Man

Posted Aug 8, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

5 Things You Should Know About the Making of Searching for Sugar Man

Sometimes the most effective documentaries are those that appear to be misclassified. Stories that, absent of a screenplay,…

Kickstart Jake Squared

Posted Aug 8, 2012, by Howard Goldberg, director, Jake Squared

Kickstart Jake Squared

Howard Goldberg is a Sundance alumn who developed the screenplay “Eden” at the 1993 Screenwriters Lab. The completed film was…

Congress Passes Janey Ensminger Act, Fueled by Sundance-Supported Doc Semper Fi: Always Faithful

Posted Aug 7, 2012, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Congress Passes Janey Ensminger Act, Fueled by Sundance-Supported Doc Semper Fi: Always Faithful

Last week was all at once the culmination and zenith of a journey for the audacious filmmaking team behind the Sundance…

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