By Gordon K. Smith The 2016 Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF 2016), which concluded in April, featured no less than three films with a “post-apocalyptic” theme; the most visually striking of these was ORION, by second-time writer/director Asiel Norton and starring David Arquette in a role harsher than what we’re used to seeing him in. Norton’s visionary fable is … [Read more...] about Roundtable: “Orion” – post-apocalyptic, visually striking film and a harsher David Arquette
Sci-Fi Director Olatunde Osunsanmi Tackles the Science Behind the Fiction With Hollywood TV & Film Successes There is an emerging Black director in Hollywood who is quietly cultivating his own 'empire' with no 'scandal' involved .... Los Angeles - Olatunde Osunsanmi has always had a penchant for the paranormal. His directorial debut in 2009, "The Fourth Kind," … [Read more...] about Sci-Fi Director Olatunde Osunsanmi tackles the science behind the fiction with Hollywood TV & Film successes
VideoFest Dallas 27 is underway and which gives us a few reasons to be happy. Knowshi's very own film genius Gordon K. Smith has a couple projects included in this year's festival lineup! Gordon dons his "Film Director" cape with his satirical "film appreciation" short JUST A CIGAR? plays on the festival's closing day October 19 along with A CONVERSATION WITH FRANCOIS … [Read more...] about Dallas VideoFest 27 to show featured works directed and produced by Knowshi.com’s very own Gordon K. Smith!
Written by: Gordon K. Smith FADING GIGOLO, written, directed by and starring John Turturro, is a funny and touching middle-age MIDNIGHT COWBOY, with a dash of LAST TANGO IN PARIS thrown in. Turturro stars as Fioravante, New York florist and plumber (wink, wink) who, despite being a quiet and gentle man, agrees to a sideline as a gigolo to help out his friend Murray, a … [Read more...] about Filmmaker Interview: Roundtable with writer / actor John Turturro on his latest film “Fading Gigolo” (spoiler alert))
Written by: Gordon K. Smith You will find no Hell's Angels or Rolling Stones in GIMME SHELTER, the inspirational new movie by writer / director Ronald Krauss, which stars Vanessa Hudgens, again “branching out” from her Disney image (but without twerking). The fact-based story features the 26-year-old Hudgens convincingly playing a gritty 16-year-old pregnant runaway who … [Read more...] about Filmmaker Interview: RT with “Gimme Shelter” Director Ronald Krauss, Actress Vanessa Hudgens and Kathy Difiore whose real-life work with homeless and pregnant girls in New Jersey inspired the film