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: James Wallace, Creative Manager of Alamo Drafthouse Richardson on what’s movie-liciously in store for the DF Dub

By: Mut  Asheru Dallas/Ft. Worth is getting our very own Alamo Drafthouse location enabling us to bask deliriously in specialty movie – food combo love. We can see and hear all the themed movie events inching ever so close.  Film nerds / lovers in the DFW area will now have the chance to experience movie […]

Filmmaker Interview: Korean Indie “Cats and Dogs’ Director Min Byung-woo

By: Mut Asheru (한국어) CATS AND DOGS (그 강아지 그 고양이) is an indie Korean romantic-comedy directed by Min Byung-Woo (민병우). Tagged to be Korea’s and the worlds’ first feature length film shot entirely with an iPhone4s.  Hey, we’re all for the green initiative but how does that work in regards to movies and camera […]

Interview with Alamo Drafthouse Execs on the free DFW Outdoor Summer Film Series and their new Richardson, TX Location

By: Gordon Smith Since founder Tim League opened the first location in Austin, Texas in 1997, The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain has become a player in the movie industry much like Blockbuster Video was in its first 15 years.   They have redefined and purified  the art of movie-going, with their ad-free custom pre-shows, ironclad no […]

Filmmaker Interview: “Azooma” Korean Film Director Lee Ji-seung

Interview by: Mut Asheru Korean indie film AZOOMA (공정사회) has had a nice run on the film festival circuit this year picking up awards along the way for Writer/Director Lee Ji-seung (이지승) and lead actress Jang Young-nam (장영남 one of our favorites) as her first leading role in a feature film. AZOOMA (click here to […]

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 Interview: TOMLINSON HILL Producer Chris Tomlinson and Director Lisa Kaselak

By:  Gordon K. Smith Part of the Texas Competition at the 2013 Dallas International Film Festival is TOMLINSON HILL, an incisive documentary about race and class in Marlin, Texas, about two hours outside of Dallas.  It’s the work of producer Chris Tomlinson, a white former AP Bureau Chief in East Africa, and director Lisa Kaselak, […]