Category Archives: film
Every year I write an essay for the Slamdance film catalog. This year, I decided to write about something filmmakers (and artists in general!) know a lot about: Failure. — Here we are. Another year at Slamdance with the crème de la crème of indie filmmakers. We, here, are all winners! We are the 1% […]
Made this. Love him. Here’s a link to his website.
Part of the art collaborative Mr. and Mrs. Hahn, the ‘Stories’ project is an ongoing series of true short stories, told on camera by fascinating people around the world. You can watch all of Season 1 here on the Vimeo channel, or link to them from below. Season 2 is now underway! Season 1 (2010/2011) […]
I’m looking for short films that present alternate (authentic) narratives about Los Angeles, preferably by L.A.-based filmmakers, for an upcoming program I am curating for Big City Forum. Please drop me a line at saskia [at] saskiawilsonbrown [dot] com with any suggestions, or hit me up on Twitter @saskiawb. Más info: There’s no ‘there’, there: […]
Seven Nine (!) filmmakers I am way excited about right now. Michael Medaglia: Because he is about to release his short thriller Kitty Kitty on VODO (look for it on June 10th) and because he has a script he’s shopping around right now that is OFF THE HOOK good. Maya Newell: Because this Australian filmmaker […]
These indie tropes are now done. Maybe even overdone. 1. THE BAND TOUR DOC Band from US/UK/Australia goes on tour to Europe/US/Europe&US. Filmmaker tags along. Filmmaker films freeways being driven upon, through front window/side window. Prevalent attention paid to road signs in foreign idioms. Band engages in hijinks such as: drinking all night, driving while […]
‘I Love Alaska’ — by Dutch directors Sander Plug and Lernert Engelberts – is 13 short episodes chronicling the life of AOL user #71139 through her search queries, which were inadvertently released on the internet when AOL mistakenly published the private search history of 650,000 of its users. It’s really a fascinating watch (or rather, listen: […]
From our friends over at WorkBook Project Lab’s Radar series comes the newest episode about New York based perfumer Christopher Brosius, from CB I Hate Perfume. Brosius is someone I’ve been following for awhile, since he left Demeter and started his own shop in 2004. I love this video: Watch the episode by clicking here.
Circulo Uno (or Circle One) Written/directed by César Pesquera. Looks amazing. Check out preview here. (This comes to me, like many things, thanks to AutumnSeventy.)
Chalk it up to filmmaker Gary Hustwit to keep up his job as the chronicler par extaordinaire of society’s current passions in design and design discourse. His deep look into a typeface resulted in his 2007 documentary Helvetica. In the age of the iPhone, he turned to industrial and object design (and in so doing […]