We have an interview scheduled with filmmaker Dan Mirvish.
We also have another interview scheduled with filmmaker Amir Motlagh.
should be fun and informative discussions. Will post up interviews when they are completed.
Filmmaker Brandon David Wilson interview – On Covid19, Sepulveda movie, the future, growing up in LA
On 5/2/20 the guest on Sujewa’s Single Take, No Edits Interview Show! for NYC Fantastic blog was Brandon David Wilson – LA based filmmaker and film teacher. Check out Brandon’s excellent second feature Sepulveda here – https://vimeo.com/280865483
From Sepulveda site – “In 2016, BDW debuted his second feature film, this time co-directed with his wife Jena English (who also shot the film in 1080p HD), Sepulveda at the 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. Filmed without a screenplay, Sepulveda stars non-professional actors playing versions of themselves on a road trip down the longest street in Southern California. Sepulveda screened at the Silicon Beach Film Festival and the Culver City Film Festival where it won awards for its ensemble cast and a special achievement award.
BDW lives with his family and his Blu-Ray player in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He is currently plotting projects, teaching film, and tweeting.”
Read the rest of BDW’s bio at the site, on About Us page – http://sepulvedathemovie.com/
UPDATE 5/6/20 – This interview coming later this week to Vimeo.
Interview Copyright 2020 NYC Fantastic blog/Sujewa Ekanayake
From YouTube page – “This month, Ian and Sujewa welcome Liam Billingham of the OEUVRE BUSTERS podcast for a lively and somewhat contentious look at Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA. The stark Turkish drama centers on two murder suspects leading a team of investigators to their victim’s burial site. A long night of dead ends and rising tensions leads to revelations both ghoulish and deeply personal.”
Read more here.
UPDATE – Finishing Brooklyn Fantastic movie has been moved until the end of May because new storage devices and other tech needed to deal with the original Mini-DV footage has not arrived yet. I hope to have both Brooklyn Fantastic and Agnes The Alien finished by end of May. I did end up posting a new interview on 5/2.
ORIGINAL POST – Instead of an interview we will have another type of video content up on the blog on Sunday 5/3 late night – Mon 5/4 morning – the premiere of my 2009 filmed feature (might be a shorter feature than usual – maybe 60 mins) Brooklyn Fantastic – starring filmmaker and actor Amir Motlagh, also Susan Buice.
John Crye developed, produced or acquired for distribution films for Newmarket Films and later Wrekin Hill Entertainment. The list of films he worked on include Memento, The Prestige, Downfall, The Passion of the Christ, Velvet Goldmine, The Mexican, American Pie, Donnie Darko, Real Women Have Curves, Whale Rider, Monster. We had a lengthy discussion about John’s experience during these Covid-19 days, early days in the arts, getting started at Newmarket Films by making Memento, and many other related subjects. John has a lot of experience with indie film distribution and production – so this is a great episode for filmmakers and fans of the film world.
For more on John’s current work/services for filmmakers visit this site – truedev.sharpcrye.com/
Interview Copyright 2020 NYC FANTASTIC/Sujewa Ekanayake
NYC Fantastic blog podcast #1 – RACHEL SCIACCA – from MAN movie – interview by Sujewa Ekanayake
NYC based filmmaker and blogger Sujewa Ekanayake interviews LA based actor Rachel Sciacca from Amir Motlagh’s excellent Slow Cinema feature MAN (2018). MAN was directed by Amir Motlagh, written by Amir Motlagh & Charles Borg, produced by Charles Borg + ANIMALS, and features Motlagh and Sciacca as the lead actors.
Watch MAN here – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/man2018
For more info on MAN movie go here – https://www.amirmotlagh.com/man-2018-…
In this interview Sciacca talks about studying acting in NYC, moving to LA to pursue acting, 10 lost years, working with Amir Motlagh over 10 years ago, and making MAN movie. The conversation is 1.5 hrs long – and we also discuss life during the Covid-19 crisis and developing and maintaining an art making practice, how that relates to the film industry or “the business.”
For more on Sciacca, go here – https://rachelsciacca.com/
+ a podcast ep from The Slowdown re: the movie
The Movie – more info here – www.sujewa.com
Podcast ep about the movie – from The Slowdown podcast:
We will have an interview with one of the stars of the movie MAN (2018).
And we will have an interview about the movie Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (2012).
More info soon.