Now, this is an interesting. We only need 1,000 true fans to finance ourselves as artists: I am suggesting there is a home for creatives in between poverty and stardom. Somewhere lower than stratospheric bestsellerdom, but higher than the obscurity of the long tail. I don’t know the actual true number, but I think a […]
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An inspirational video that Chris Jones drew my attention to: Chris notes: Youtube is filled with videos that routinely get millions of views, videos that are remarkable back flipping cats, remarkable idiots jumping off walls and breaking a leg or remarkable weddings with families dancing down the aisle. In of themselves, certainly not great art, […]
Lesson 1 – I note that there were two Aussie films in the mix – Sam Worthington’s Drift and The 25th Reich. Good on them for trying to sell their films, either before or after production. That’s the entrepreneurial spirit we need to see more of in Australia. Lesson 2 – Notice what the Americans […]
Luci Temple has insightfully dissected the financing strategy for an Australian crowd funded feature film, The Tunnel. There’s two parts to the article – Part 1 and Part 2. Read both. Notice the trend. Everyone seems to raise $10-15K from supportive family and friends. And then the money seems to dry up. I was a big […]
3.9 million viewers for the finale of MasterChef Australia 2010. Wow! Australia, you really like TV cooking programs. You really like celebrity chefs. I think you’re really going to like The Hitman’s Cookbook. It’s MasterChef with guns. Call it MasterChef meets Underbelly.
“I’m always interested in movies that scar.” David Fincher The Hitman’s Cookbook is provocative in the tradition of films by Chan-wook Park (Oldboy), Gaspar Noé (Irreversible), Lars von Trier (Antichrist), Michael Haneke (Funny Games), Todd Solondz (Happiness), Rolf de Heer (Bad Boy Bubby), Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher), Steven Soderbergh (Sex Lies and Videotape), Larry Clark (Kids), […]
Over the last year I’ve been an avid fan of Ted Hope’s blog, Truly Free Film. Who’s Ted Hope? The guru of indie cinema in the US, of course. UPDATE: You can now find Ted’s blog at Indiewire. Ted has been preaching the benefits of social media as a possible strategy to save indie cinema. It’s a […]