Time, indigeneity, ideology, and audience are all touch upon in vlog #3 of our series on the The 56th Annual Flaherty Film Seminar. This video covers day 4 of our experience at Flaherty and features Amalia Cordova, Flaherty board member and programmer at the National Museum of the American Indian, as well as Filmmakers Akosua Adoma Owusu and Michael Glawogger.
Now here’s a project to get stabbed in the eye for. Just announced at Comic-Con, Will Eisner‘s acclaimed graphic novel about the New York City immigrant experience in the 1930s, “A Contract With God” will be adapted into a live action feature.
The 27th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival opens with Lee Yoon-ki’s MY DEAR ENEMY, a breezy, pitch-perfect ride through the streets of Seoul and into the unsuspecting world of two ex-lovers, ENEMY brims with warmth and possibility while mining the magic, mystery and foibles of human relations.
It’s hard to believe, but I can finally announce that WHATEVER IT TAKES has been completed! At times, I never thought my film would be done. There was always another scene to shoot, another rough cut to edit, another technical detail to manage. But through it all we persevered, and now we are ready to show our film to the world.
Last month, something happened which reminded me that I’m not just making a film. In documentary, we’re not just dealing with footage that we shot a few months ago; we’re dealing with individuals whose lives continue evolve. This is real life, and sometimes things change for the better, sometimes for the worse. In this case, it was definitely the latter…
Right before you start a documentary film, before you shoot a second of footage, what do you have? You might know who your main characters will be, but you have no idea of how they will “perform” on camera. You might know the history behind your project, but who knows how you’ll portray it. What we do have, of course, is a vision of what the film can be. This latter vision was the genesis for my documentary WHATEVER IT TAKES.