Capturing the theme ‘life is amazing’ has led to an amazing life experience for two Auckland-based filmmakers, who debuted their first short film as part of the Lexus Short Films premiere at Cannes Film Festival over the weekend.
Even emerging producers fresh from the real world have to understand they are a brand, according to the Cannes Film Market’s Producers Workshop. Screen Hub’s Andrew Einspruch stays idealistic as he contemplates the pitching nitty-gritty of B2B Marketing Tools and Strategies and the invention of the producerial self.
For the third year, the Cannes Film Market held its Producers Workshop, aimed at new and new-ish producers attending the market. One session in the series of workshops was What Kind of Producer Are You? Screen Hub’s Andrew Einspruch reports but keeps any reflections on his own identity to himself.
Will The Great Gatsby leave Cannes with a prize? No, unless there is some wrinkle we have not heard of. Will The Last Dance? Yes, it already has. Antony I. Ginnane, who knows full well that film producing is made of modest victories, can be quietly pleased.
The successful New Zealand Make My Movie initiative has returned, and reconfigured itself as Make My Horror Movie. It is almost as if the idea itself is sentient, pulling a film community towards the dark side. And the possibility of international sales.
What does a Cannes veteran actually think about as she makes her way through the melee of Cannes 2013? Money, goss, official discomfiture.. the Screen Australia saddling paddock, and some useful deals by antipodean players.
Knowing that emerging producers cluster around Vivid in Sydney and the St Kilda fest in Melbourne greedy for inspiration, SPAA snatches the opportunity to distract them with a very different form of entertainment. Workshops, which will cue them into bits of the new-look SPAAfringe.
For those who like their entertainment to hit the heights, Wanaka`s Mountain Film Festival has whittled down its 143 entries to 58 in-competition finalists, with the full programme due at the beginning of June.
The two were killed in February 2012, when their chopper crashed and burned. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau concludes it was caused by a door which was not properly shut. A terrible moment of inattention in a long life as a pilot; beyond the loss of two lives is the collapse of a significant building block in Australian higher budget production.