We’re filmmakers and storytellers first - Kyra Zagorsky and Patrick Sabongui on their new film, The Prince

We’re filmmakers and storytellers first - Kyra Zagorsky and Patrick Sabongui on their new film, The Prince

The short film The Prince debuts this coming weekend at the FirstGlance Film Festival. Thought-provoking, inspiring and provocative are just a few of the words that can be used to describe The Prince. Written and directed by Kyra Zagorsky and produced by Patrick Sabongui, the film focuses on a young dancer, Olivia and her uncle Amir, an actor and their struggles with what it means to be Middle-Eastern Americans following a violent, racially charged confrontation on public transportation.

Keep creating and embrace limited means: interview with filmmaker, Derek Frey

Keep creating and embrace limited means: interview with filmmaker, Derek Frey

When Derek Frey approached me to talk about his short film, God Came 'Round, I jumped at the chance to speak to the producer of a swag of Tim Burton's projects about his own films and how he connects with his audience. 

Be proud and believe in yourself! Every freakin’ day. Touring with Z-STAR DELTA

Be proud and believe in yourself! Every freakin’ day. Touring with Z-STAR DELTA

Z-STAR DELTA are touring Australia. I caught up with Zee and Seb to find out how the tour is going and what goes into creating this intoxicating and experimental mix of Country Blues and Desert Rock.

Make Facebook strong before branching out to other platforms

Make Facebook strong before branching out to other platforms

Kenty Lichtenberg is a writer based in St Maarten in the Caribbean.  As well as on her own blog, Kenty’s work has been featured in SHE Caribbean and the Huffington Post UK, and she is also a regular contributor to www.caribbeanemagazine.com and has a weekly column in www.sizeoverrated.com.

The Candle: the horror franchise that starts with a short film

The Candle: the horror franchise that starts with a short film

René Ashton is a woman of multiple talents and interests. Her passion for acting has landed her more than 100 commercials and dozens of network television shows.

Directing seemed to be the next natural course of things, so René wrote, produced and directed the short film, SERIAL DATER and most recently completed writing/directing/producing/acting in the web series, 40’S AND FAILING. René co-produced, wrote, directed, and acted in THE CANDLE which is screening at FirstGlance Film Festival in October.

A Story About a Man Who Meets the Devil

A Story About a Man Who Meets the Devil

Brock co-created the online comic Monsterplex, which went on to win DC Comics’ Zuda competition. His writing has appeared in the Independent Journal Review and at ForEveryMom.com. Brock’s debut short film, The Shift, about an ordinary man receiving sympathy and a job offer from the Devil himself, is screening at the First Glance Film Festival.

Jeremy Clarkson says he’s useless!

Jeremy Clarkson says he’s useless!

When long-time UK TV writer, producer Ian Brown first pitched his comedy animation idea, all UK broadcasters and production companies were put off by the scale of costs involved – and the time-consuming nature of cartoons.

But Ian – whose 30-year career includes credits on worldwide motoring phenomenon Top Gear, movies with international YouTube sensations Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee and work with dozens of household names – was not to be put off.

They can take the journey with us: building an audience for a web series

They can take the journey with us: building an audience for a web series

Reckless Juliets is a deftly produced web series about teenage girls and their complex lives and friendships. I spoke to the creator and head writer Skyler Barrett about where the story came from and how she has built an audience for the series.

New Orleans Jazz and classical Hollywood Musical mashup

New Orleans Jazz and classical Hollywood Musical mashup

Musical films are an enduring and endearing genre that really connects with its audience on an emotional level. Michael C. Perry is a director working in Musical Film and he has some great advice for promoting your work on social media.