Cinematographer Amy Bench just recently finished working on three independent films Mama Bears, Shouting Down Midnight, and Lover, Beloved, all of which were featured in the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. Amy specializes in working on various documentary-style films that bring awareness to pressing issues within the realm of social injustice. Her work on Mama Bears tells the story of Christian mothers who provide constant love and support, as well as fight for the rights of those in the LGBTQ+ community despite the teachings of their church.
Writer, editor, and director John-Michael Powell just wrapped production on his first feature film, The Send-Off, which premiered this April at The Cinequest Film Festival. In an exclusive interview, we spoke with John-Michael about his favorite scene from the film and how made it come to life.
Editor Mike Hugo recently spoke with us about his work on Hypochondriac, a the story of a young potter whose life begins to unravel thanks to childhood trauma. Hugo also discusses where he draws inspiration and what initially drew him to this project.
Angran Li is the production designer behind the Disney Launchpad short, The Little Prince(ss). In an exclusive interview, we dive deeper behind one of her favorite scenes, as well as her interest and specialization in virtual production.
Barry Poltermann is a producer, director, story supervisor and editor, primarily working in documentary. He is also the founder and creative director of the documentary editorial collaborative September Club, which has edited or collaborated on projects such as the Netflix multi-part documentary series "The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann" (Netflix, 2019), "Boys State" (Sundance Grand Prize Winner, 2020) and "Murder Among the Mormons" (Netflix, 2021).
How can you live your best creative work-life by embracing a hybrid model? That’s the question innovator-turned author Robb Wagner answers in “The Stimulated Method,” a playbook boiling down 10 years of knowledge, insights, rules and counterintuitive mindset shifts gained through his own hybrid experience working on real-world, seven-figure creative projects.
Isidore Bethel is an editor, director, and producer whom Filmmaker named one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film" in 2020. We recently spoke with him about his work on the SXSW documentary feature What We Leave Behind.
Acclaimed composer Philip White has a long list of notable works including The Loud House Movie which earned a 2021 HMMA nomination for Best Original Score for an Animated Film, Jexi, A Madea Family Funeral, Nobody’s Fool, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, and Alex & Me. His latest project Tyler Perry’s A Madea Homecoming which premiered on February 25th, follows the story of Madea as she tried to stop family drama from ruining her great grandson’s college graduation day. A Madea Homecoming represents Philip’s fourth collaboration with Tyler Perry Studios. He is especially excited to have worked on this film because A Madea Family Funeral was supposed to be the last film of the series. For the comedic moments, he relied heavily on the sound of the band. We spoke with Philip about his career as a composer, working at Tyler Perry Studios, his inspirations, or his experiences working for television, film, interactive media, and the concert stage.
Up-and-coming country singer-songwriter, Ian Flanigan has teamed up with a country favorite, Blake Shelton, on his debut single, “Grow Up”. Shelton joined Flanigan for the single’s world premiere on NBC’s hit show, The Voice. With a pairing that historic, it's only fitting the song has an equally epic music video. We spoke to Vincent about the inspiration behind Grow Up and how he's constantly evolving in an ever-changing industry.