Mark Johnston and Mark Ryan discuss WINE AND WAR, a documentary about the history of winemaking in Lebanon and the resilience of the Lebanese entrepreneurial spirit seen through the lens of war and instability. The film will have its virtual theatrical release at Laemmle Theaters on October 9th and available at www.wineandwar.com. All proceeds from […]
Sherrida Woodley talks about her award-winning novel Quick Fall of Light. Set during a bird flu epidemic, a woman vows to protect a passenger pigeon whose secret existence will determine humankind’s future.
The book’s inspiration came from her experience working in a pathology lab in the mid-1990s. She saw how environmental destruction and […]
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist Eric Merola talks about his latest film, THE ANDORRA HUSTLE, a documentary about a private bank closure in Andorra, meant to destroy the Catalonian Independence Movement. THE ANDORRA HUSTLE left dozens facing prison time for money laundering crimes that never existed and scores of innocent families losing […]
Dan Partland talks about his latest film #UNFIT: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DONALD TRUMP. The film features a group of mental health professionals who have studied Trump’s behavior over the last several years and present a compelling case that Donald Trump is a malignant narcissist and unfit to be President of the United States of […]
Brandon Christensen talks about his latest film, Z, which follows a family who finds themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son’s imaginary friend. During the interview, he recalls watching the mini-series It, where a clown terrorizes young children. That Stephen King classic haunted him for years and the memory inspired the story […]
Chris Foggin talks about making the heartwarming film FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS. Based on a true story, the film follows a group of singing fishermen who get discovered by a music producer who takes the fishermen from a small Cornish village to international fame.
Chris Foggin grew up in Durham, a small town in the North-East of England. He […]
Tony Dean Smith came Center Stage to talk about his first feature film, the science-fiction thriller, VOLITION. It all began while he was in film school. He had developed a story about a scientist experimenting with a drug that would allow him to see 50 seconds into the future. Written as a short film, but […]
Tom Shepard talks about his latest documentary UNSETTLED: Seeking Refuge in America. The film looks at the plight of LGBTQ refugees and asylum-seekers who are forced to flee their homeland because of violence and persecution, often at the hands of homophobic family members.
Tom Shepard: In 2014, I started researching […]
Bruce McDonald is one of Canada’s most original filmmakers. His latest movie features a narcissist, a hitman, a vampire, and Chet Baker. Sound Bizarre? Well, get ready to enter the world of Dreamland.
Mark Gordon: how would you best describe Dreamland?
Bruce McDonald: well, you know, it’s a strange one. I would […]