November 2011 Archives

In the summer of 2008, a fiercely determined group of LA filmmakers set out to make a feature film with virtually no money. The film was BELLFLOWER, and under the leadership of writer/director/star Evan Glodell, and producer/co-star Vincent Grashaw, they spent the next three years achieving a fierce, singular vision that practically defines the term "independent spirit."

Join NM regular Chris McCaleb as they discuss no-budget filmmaking, building your own digital camera system, sleeping on couches to survive, collaborating with 5 Second Films, creating an iconic movie car, and pursuing a dream against all odds.

UPDATE! BELLFLOWER has been nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards - The John Cassavetes Award (Best Feature under $500,000) and Best Cinematography. Congratulations to Evan, Vincent, Joel and the entire Coatwolf team! BELLFLOWER is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.

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Episode 30: The One About Husbands

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TV Line named it a "Web Series Worth Watching" in 2011. On this episode of New Mediacracy, we sit down with the creative team behind "Husbands" - co-writer/executive producer Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica, Buffy The Vampire Slayer), director Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives, Friends), and co-writer/star Cheeks.

Join NM regular Chris McCaleb as they discuss scoring huge cameos from Nathan Fillion and Michael Buckley, the differences between writing for TV and Web, the challenges of being subversive, the excitement of remaining passionate, and the dangers of having your wisdom teeth removed.

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