One of our favorite yearly events is making a comeback this year: IT CAME FROM DALLAS, the Dallas Producers Association's fundraiser. It is coming up quickly on Feb 23. This is a showcase of films that you will be utterly surprised were made in Dallas. Dallas Producers Association’s fund-raiser: IT CAME FROM DALLAS 10 returns Thursday, Feb 23 at Alamo … [Read more...] about Yes! It Came From Dallas is Back!
By Gordon K. Smith NO LETTING GO is a small but vital independent film about a family’s struggle with their son’s mental health crisis. At a roundtable interview in late March, we learned about the film and its mission from actress Cheryl Allison (Catherine the mother) and co-writer/producer Randi Silverman. The film is based on an award-winning short called … [Read more...] about Roundtable “NO LETTING GO” Cheryl Allison and Randi Silverman discuss their indie film about a family’s struggle with their son’s mental health crisis
Film review by: Gordon K. Smith It's been forty years since Robert Redford got his only Oscar nomination for acting, and that was for THE STING, hardly an acting showcase. Redford is 77 now, and since then, he did win an Oscar, for his directing of 1980's ORDINARY PEOPLE. With the release of the gripping survival drama ALL IS LOST, Redford delivers the performance of his … [Read more...] about Film Review: “All is Lost” Starring Robert Redford Giving a Darned Good Performance
Highpoint Pool from Dayla Kennedy on Vimeo Set in the 1980's a young boy makes a final plea to President Reagan, on behalf of his love interest, to stop the building of a tract home development that will replace their existing community pool. Shot 35mm anamorphic in 1999, Highpoint Pool was eventually completed in 2013 after being on hold for over a decade. After … [Read more...] about Featured Short Film: “Highpoint Pool” by Dayla Kennedy
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 Oscar-worthy. Lake Bell (Adult Swim's Children's Hospital), a rising … [Read more...] about Filmmaker Interview: “In a World” – Lake Bell on making her directing debut and the world of voice over’ing