Posts tagged with ‘indie film’

  • Director Howard Ford’s Inspiration Behind “Never Let Go”

    By Ruth on June 13, 2017
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    So have you heard of the movie Never Let Go that was just released last week in the U.S.? I had the opportunity to see this phenomenal, inspiring, and moving film last year, and my review appears here. Many people wonder about the inspiration behind this story and what would have prompted Director Howard Ford to write such a gripping tail. […]
  • Interview With Actress Elizabeth Shepherd, “Dear Kate”

    By Ruth on May 29, 2017
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    There is really almost nothing I enjoy better than talking with people who have inhabited this planet longer than I have. I used to be that one who would settle back and listen to my grandfather tell me stories of days gone by. My parents trained me to respect those who were older that I, and it is something I continue to […]
  • Interview With Director/Writer John Barnard, “Menorca”

    By Ruth on May 14, 2017
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    Because I follow the life and career of Tammy Gillis so closely, I was well aware of her current film, Menorca. Being the indie film champion that I am, I did my homework and discovered who the writer and director was–John Barnard. Recently, I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about how he got started in the business, […]
  • Interview With Actor/Producer Kyle Hester, “Preacher Six”

    By Ruth on March 16, 2017
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    Last year, I procured an interview that substantially altered my outlook on TV and films. Until I spoke with Kyle Hester, I was utterly clueless about independent films or crowdfunding–I didn’t even know the term “indie film.” As far as I was concerned, Hollywood made the films, and I paid the money to go see them, and they earned the “big […]
  • Interview With Melanie Wise, Founder of the “Artemis Film Festival”

    By Ruth on March 2, 2017
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    Last year when my journey of interviewing actors and industry professionals was still relatively new, I happened upon a film festival that completely changed my life in a myriad of ways. I got connected with Melanie Wise and the Artemis Film Festival, and after interviewing her last year, I made the decision to travel to LA on my own and […]
  • “CANDiLAND” Film Review

    By Ruth on February 5, 2017
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    Recently divorced and heartbroken, Tess finds herself abandoned at a bar on a night out. There she encounters the eccentric and rich Peter – a man cursed with the condition of heightened sensory perception and desperately searching for a moment’s peace. The two instantly fall in love and withdraw to Peter’s apartment for a lengthy and addicting love affair. Days […]
  • Interview With Independent Filmmaker Maria Munro

    By Ruth on January 9, 2017
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    Before I made my trek to Vancouver back in November, I had the opportunity to interview a wonderful indie filmmaker team–Ross and Maria Munro. I was only able to publish my interview with Ross before I left, and I am incredibly pleased to now share my chat with his lovely wife, Maria. As one who is involved with the marketing/production side […]
  • “Eyes of the Roshi” Movie Review

    By Ruth on December 30, 2016
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    EYES OF THE ROSHI is a film about choices. Saigon, 1973. A boy discovers a dead body on the side of the road. The decision he makes will haunt him until the end of his days…. The boy is grown, and now a fully realized Grandmaster far from his home. Adam Nguyen is a stranger in a strange land. A […]
  • Interview With Filmmaker Justin Zimmerman, “SMART”

    By Ruth on December 13, 2016
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    In April of this year (2016), I had the supreme joy of attending the Artemis Film Festival in Beverly Hills, California. It was my very first film festival, and I am still working to promote films and filmmakers I discovered while there. And Justin Zimmerman happens to be one of them. I had the exquisite delight of watching SMART, and this […]
  • Interview With Writer/Director Mel Mack, “Touching Mary”

    By Ruth on December 3, 2016
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    This summer, I had the joy of discovering the work of several independent filmmakers who are genuinely making a difference in this sect of the world of film. One of those immensely gifted ladies just happens to be Mel Mack, director and writer of the indie short film Touching Mary. She eagerly agreed to chat with me about her experience in the industry, the […]