Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Wonderful Assist From Sir Ian McKellen

When London university student Rhys Chapman was getting ready in 2014 to launch a Kickstarter campaign for his short drama Wonderkid, he had a promotional video in the works featuring his own narration. Then he remembered an encounter at the annual Pride in London festival.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Elon Musk's Sister Brings Romance Novel to Life

The tagline for PassionFlix states it pretty clearly: 'Turning your favorite romance novels into series and movies... On Demand.'

Thursday, March 2, 2017

From Dick Cavett's Long Island Home to a Swamp in New Jersey

It's a story of citizens rising up against the threat of urban development. Back in the 1960s, long before social media could help marshal such efforts.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

The Public Health Crisis of Opioids and Heroin

For Ken Bartell in Middleboro, Massachusetts, the spark was a news article about an area mother who has lost two of her three sons to heroin overdoses. And for Jake Buchanan in Dallas, it was the death of his 20-year-old younger brother Cal from fluorofentanyl. The result is a pair of documentary projects that connect to the ever-expanding problem of synthetic opioids in the U.S.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Belgian Film Student Puts the Accent on Beyoncé

It didn't exactly go swimmingly in Los Angeles and New York for Clara De Decker, a film student at The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp in Belgium. In the former city, her rental car was towed; in the latter, she tried, without success, to catch a glimpse of Beyoncé at Pizzeria Lucali in Brooklyn, one of the megastar's personal favorites.