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

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 […]

Filmmaker Interview: Actress Tika Sumpter on Working with Ice Cube and How She Makes it in Hollywood

Written by: Melody Charles As you sit here reading this, actress Tika Sumpter has transitioned from one set to another juggling a variety of film and TV roles, most recently kicking off the second season of Tyler Perry’s ratings smash OWN series, “The Haves and the Have Nots”, and gearing up to promote her starring […]

Filmmaker Roundtable Interview: Meredith Walker & “Amy’s Smart Girls” for Alamo Drafthouse Richardson’s “Tough Ladies of the Cinema”

  Written By: Gordon K. Smith Count on the Alamo Drafthouse Dallas/Fort Worth for a groovy special event every month.  For November it’ was Tough Ladies of the Cinema,  and for their November 17th screening of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, the Alamo teamed up with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, an organization dedicated to helping young […]

Filmmaker Roundtable Interview: Cast and crew of the movie “True Tales” – life and times of Dallas stripper Nancy Myers, aka Tammi True, and her days headlining at The Carousel Club with boss Jack Ruby

Written by: Gordon K. Smith The opening night event of Dallas VideoFest 26 will be the first public screening of TRUE TALES, a production of AMS Pictures, which looks at the life and times of Dallas stripper Nancy Myers, aka Tammi True, her days headlining at The Carousel Club with boss Jack Ruby, through the […]

Filmmaker Interview: “In a World” – Lake Bell on making her directing debut and the world of voice over’ing

By: Gordon K. Smith IN A WORLD… is a bright and original new comedy, set in a world never before the subject of a fiction film, that of Hollywood’s highly competitive voice over business, those guys – and a very few gals – who narrate movie trailers with stentorian tones guaranteed to make anything look […]

Interview with Comedian Jay Chandrasekhar – Coming to Dallas, TX on June 25

Interview by: Jeff Sprick Since his debut with comedy troupe Broken Lizard, comedian Jay Chandrasekhar has gone on to write, act and direct in both film and television. Fans know him as “The Brown Clown” and as part creator of cult comedy hits like Super Troopers, Beerfest and Club Dread. In addition to his feature […]

Independent Filmmaker Spotlight: Vandal Truong on filmmaking, acting, and the strange balancing act of being an artist as well as Asian-American in the film industry

Written By: Mut Asheru We come across them all the time. Independent filmmakers/screenwriters with that certain something whose work gives us goosebumps.  Their promise is palpable. You don’t know why but you expect great things. For us here at Knowshi, Vandal Truong is one of the promising filmmaker/screenwriters we intend to watch and even place […]

DIFF 2013 Roundtable: Christian Sosa, Tyler Glodt, and Matt Albrecht discuss their zombie flick ‘Buck WildWILD (no relation to the MTV series)

By: Gordon K Smith Midnight movie screenings for the crazier stuff are now a staple of film festivals, and the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival is no exception.  One of this year’s Midnight Specials is BUCK WILD (no relation to the MTV series), which combines deerhunting, zombie outbreaks, psycho rednecks…and slapstick.    At a March roundtable […]

Lee Min-ho (ho is for hot) is releasing his first album with a tour in May to boot!

Per his agency, Lee Min-ho’s album will be released at the same time all over the world and his world tour will begin in May 2013. The tour will kick off in Korea. Lee’s reps say that this album release is for the fans and that he is not necessarily trying to switch out his booming […]

Interview: Pam Grier – Foxy: My Life In Three Acts

By:  Melody Charles She’s won fame and acclaim for her film roles, emboldened an entire generation of African-American women on the cusp of a civil and sexual revolution in the 60s and 70s and along the way, survived cancer, sexual assaults and broken hearts. She’s a public woman who has endured the private pain of […]