• Paul Solet interview

    The director of Dark Summer and Grace sits down with Following Films to discuss his latest film.

  • Interview with Denis Lenoir

    The DP of the new Julianne Moore film Still Alice sits down for a chat with Following Films

  • Gabe Polsky interview

    Gabe Polsky sits down with Following Films to discuss his wonderful film RED ARMY

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wet Hot American Summer picked up by Netflix






White Hot American Summer: NETFLIX releases teaser for 8 episode series 




Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Click Bait: Fantastic Four reboot trailer and one sheet



I was just thinking, I've been hearing about all these interesting adult films and documentaries coming out of Sundance... when are we gonna get some men in tights news? Apparently it took about 12 minutes. See you tomorrow with the latest Age Of Ultron French/Canadian teaser one sheet for Super Bowl trailer

Project Almanac press confrence



As a group of friends discover plans for a time machine, they build it and use it to fix their problems and personal gain. But as the future falls apart with disasters, and each of them disappear little by little, they must travel back to the past to make sure they never invent the machine or face the destruction of humanity.

audio from the films press conference



Monday, January 26, 2015

Interview with Leanna Borsellino about Honeychild


 
 
How do you describe Honeychild?
 
Honeychild is a feature-length documentary that follows the story of an American-born woman, prostituted as a child, as she journeys across the United States with her daughter, recounting her extraordinary struggle for survival in the 1970's sex trade. Together they expose far more truths about America's children in the sex industry, than either had ever imagined possible.  

How were you made aware of this story?
 
About 5 years ago I was going through some keepsake boxes with my mother, when we stumbled upon a box with old letters and photographs from the 1970's documenting her past. It wasn't until that moment that I realized my mother had been prostituted as a child. I was curious and wanted to know more, so began delving into her story and then also researching current events. It was then that we realized this story was bigger than either of us imagined. I gathered a team together also passionate about the cause. Every day we learn something new that causes us to grow as a team. It's been a humbling and sometimes painful experience.


What compelled you to make this project?
 
My mother. I knew what trafficking was before I found out about my mothers story. And knew even before then that I wanted to bring more awareness, but didn't know how. When I found out my mother had a story and she wanted to share it.. well that was all the encouragement I needed.


How far are you into the project?
 
We have been working on it for almost 4 years now. It's been slow because we haven't been very aggressive with raising money, until now. Once we are successful with the fundraising on Indiegogo, we will be able to finally finish production. Which will be huge for us in the completion of the film.

Woman's rights are an incredibly important and under discussed subject in this country. While you are telling a very specific story do you hope the film will speak to a larger problem that quietly exists all around us? 
 
Absolutely, our desire is to not only see the hearts of our community changed. But we want to see policies changed. The way we currently respond to vicitims is horrendous... I can't even tell you how many survivors I've spoken to and the atrocities they have had to deal with just in trying to exit the sex industry. While there are some positive changes being made, there needs to be more. We need to shift the way our minds work. It's a leviathan so to speak, the sex industry has created this incredible myth about prostitution that so many Americans aren't even aware they have bought into. It's a dangerous beast to tackle, but we are willing and able to do it.

What is the Nordic Model?
 
The Nordic Model was passed in Sweden in 1999. Essentially what is says is that you can sell yourself for sex, but it is illegal to buy or sell another person for sex. What this does is it criminalizes the buyers and the traffickers/pimps, and not the woman. They believe that most women are forced into this type of lifestyle, by not criminalizing the woman, we are able to offer her an out. For instance, when a man and a woman are caught in a transaction, the man (buyer) is arrested and the woman is offered an out if she so chooses, which most often she does. Their country puts money into resources that allow women to choose to learn another trade. "johns" and traffickers however are arrested, have their picture put in the paper, have notices sent to their neighbors, have their cars impounded, etc. Since the model was established, while initially mocked, prostitution has gone down over 80%. It is because of these numbers that neighboring countries who initially mocked the model have chosen to introduce it into their own countries. There are now 5 countries that have adopted this policy. Ireland most recently. Canada is looking at it, and slowly introducing the idea.. I hope that the U.S. isn't far behind. I believe this is a solution that will far benefit our children and nation.

Why did you chose the crowd sourced funding method?
 
We met John Trigonis last year at SXSW. He is the film campaign specialist for Indiegogo. After speaking with him, and hearing how much he believed in our film and cause, he convinced us that we should use their platform to help aid in success. Also, our executive producers were very encouraging to move forward with crowd source funding.


Are there any crowd sourced projects that inspired you to go this route?
 
My team has all used Kickstarter before, each independently via other projects. We've all had good success from them. It was just time to use a different platform and shake things up a little bit. I'm very proud of my team. 
 
 
 Please give whatever you can to this important film. Click here to check out the campaign page.
 

Interview with DP David McFarland of The Boy Next Door and some film talk with Anderson Cowan of The After Disaster and The Film Vault



Based in Los Angeles, born and raised in Texas, David began studying photography, art, and music at an early age. He is a graduate of Boston University where he majored in cinematography and anthropology. His previous feature credits include: THE BLACK TULIP, for director Sonia Cole; and THE BAYTOWN OUTLAWS, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria. Aside from working in narrative, David has a strong body of work in commercials, documentaries, and music videos. Regardless of the type of project, his goal as a DP is to create images that not only tell the story, but affect the viewer on a subliminal level.

On this episode we talk about romantic relationships with a big age difference... other than between Mike and Chris. Instead we debate two classic films in Stanley Kubrick’s LOLITA vs. Hal Ashby’s HAROLD AND MAUDE. For the deciding vote, we are very happy to have Anderson Cowan from the awesome and well-respected movie podcast THE FILM VAULT and the comedy podcast THE AFTER DISASTER. But before we decide on Team Humbert or Team Maude, we interview David McFarland, the director of photography for THE BOY NEXT DOOR, the new film that inspired our theme.





Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in THE BOY NEXT DOOR, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and written by Barbara Curry, the film also stars Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth.

The Boy Next Door is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas of Nuyorican Productions, Benny Medina of The Medina Company and John Jacobs of Smart Entertainment.

Click Bait: A look at the new animated film Home from Dreamworks




An overly optimistic, yet inept, alien race called the Boov led by Captain Smek invades Earth to hide from their mortal enemy and make it a new home. Convinced they are doing a favor, they begin to relocate the human race, but one resourceful teenage girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture. When on the run, she is accompanied by a banished Boov named Oh who has accidentally notified the enemies of his whereabouts.


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Teaser for the Eli Roth, Keanu Reeves thriller Knock Knock

A pair of femme fatales wreak havoc on the life of a happily married man.