Film Roundtable: “Orion” – a post-apocalyptic, visually striking film and a David Arquette harsher than we’re used to seeing

David Arquette (L.) and Asiel Norton (R.) discuss their film ORION during the 2016 Dallas International Film Festival. 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 [...]

Sci-Fi Director Olatunde Osunsanmi tackles the science behind the fiction with Hollywood TV & Film successes

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, [...]

Dallas VideoFest 27 to show featured works directed and produced by Knowshi.com’s very own Gordon K. Smith!

Gordon K. Smith Everyone 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 [...]

Filmmaker Interview: Roundtable with writer / actor John Turturro on his latest film “Fading Gigolo” (spoiler alert))

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 [...]

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 [...]

Film Director Interview: Q&A with “Kill Your Darlings” Director John Krokidas

KILL YOUR DARLINGS starring Daniel Radcliffe took Director John Krokidas forever and a day to make. But as a testament to “stick-to-it-tiveness” his film is here in the light of day and is chock full of stars. We’re talking star power out the ass for his little film that could which also happens to be [...]

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 Roundtable Interview: With “Parkland” Docudrama Director Peter Landesman

PARKLAND opens October 4th at the Angelika Plano & Dallas. Rated PG-13. Written by Gordon K. Smith Vincent Bugliosi’s massive nonfiction detailing of the JFK assassination, “Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy”,  was later pared down to its first 400 pages and retitled “Four Days in November”.  That [...]

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

open this Friday August 23rd at the following theatres: Cinemark West Plano 20, Angelika Film Center Dallas and Plano Locations 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 [...]

Music Video Director Doug Cook’s Latest Video ‘Orient B. / To A Place You Don’t Come Back’ For Canadian Post-Rockers Jung People

Orient B. / To A Place You Don’t Come Back from Doug Cook on Vimeo.   Calgary music video director, Doug Cook released his latest video ‘Orient B. / To A Place You Don’t Come Back‘ for Canadian post-rock group, Jung People for their upcoming album ‘Gold Bristle’. Descending from love to dissonance, this unorthodox music [...]