month : 05/2015 6 results

Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker on I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY

He’s big. He’s yellow. He’s super friendly. He’s Big Bird, the iconic muppet character who stars on the PBS show Sesame Street. You might know a lot about Big Bird... his sweet and sensitive nature, but chances are you probably know nothing about the man who has stood inside the suit for more than 40 years. His name is Caroll Spinney, ...

Writer/director John Maclean on SLOW WEST

First time writer/director John Maclean had always been inspired by the western genre. Being a Scotsman as he describes himself, he feel in love with the idea of pioneering Scotsmen coming to America to seek adventure and fortune. Maclean’s film, Slow West, tells the story of a 16-year-old boy who travels from Scotland to America to find ...

Writer/actor Sonja Bennett on PREGGOLAND

When actress Sonja Bennett was pregnant with her first child and walked across the street on a random day headed to her favorite coffeeshop, she got the idea for Preggoland. Having stopped traffic due to her pregnant belly, she realized at that moment that there was power in the bump. Bennett decided that if she wasn’t scoring the roles ...

Screenwriters Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel on THE D TRAIN

How far would you go to change the reputation you had in high school? That’s the premise of the new indie comedy The D Train starring Jack Black and James Marsden. Writing partners Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel (Yes Man) wrote and directed the film after years of writing studio films. “You have to accomplish things in those kinds of ...


Carey Mulligan plays Bathsheba Everdene in Hollywood’s fourth official screen adaptation of the popular Thomas Hardy novel, Far From the Madding Crowd. Set in in Victorian England, the film follows Everdene’s character as she comes into a large inheritance and suddenly finds herself with three possible suitors with whom she could make her ...

Writer/director Mike Binder on BLACK OR WHITE

Writer/director Mike Binder is a veteran Hollywood filmmaker with a credit list that includes Reign Over Me, The Upside of Anger and The Sex Monster, among others. His latest film, Black or White, is about a white man who fights for the custody of his biracial granddaughter. Binder found inspiration for the story from his own life experience...
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