Sundance 2020: Director Of Photography Topher Osborn Talks About Creative Choices In “Bad Hair”

The film’s director of photography discussed why they shot on Super 16 and how they chose their lighting style
Simon Wakelin, who has been roaming the many screening rooms all week at Sundance, captured this informative video at the Zeiss Open House with Topher Osborn, who discussed many of the creative choices he, Director Justin Simien and others on the creative team made in creating “Bad Hair,” a satirical psychological thriller set in Los Angeles in... Read more

Sundance 2020: Did “Possessor” Director And Cinematographer Reinvent The Genre Of Horror?

Director Brandon Cronenberg and Cinematographer Karim Hussain discuss going beyond homage and using practical effects
Andrea Riseborough appears in “Possessor,” by Brandon Cronenberg, an official selection of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Karim Hussain. Brandon Cronenberg may be virtually unknown to mainstream moviegoers, but connoisseurs of the horror genre are in for... Read more

Sundance 2020: Exploring The Visual Language Of “The 40-Year-Old Version”

Video of Director Radha Blank and DP Eric Branco explaining their lighting, technical and creative choices
In “The 40-Year-Old Version,” Director Radha Blank writes, directs and delivers a powerful onscreen performance in her debut feature film. She discusses it this year at Sundance. This presentation also features DP Eric Branco. Both Blank and Branco discuss a number of production issues, including why the film was shot on black-and-white film, Here’s... Read more

Sundance 2020: “On The Record” Documents Rape & Abuse In The Record Industry

The powerful film focuses on Drew Dixon, a music executive from Def Jam Records and Arista, who was allegedly raped by music-mogul Russell Simmons
From the powerful and emotional Q&A with the filmmakers and the women featured in the documentary film, “On The Record,” including Drew Dixon (center with microphone). The #MeToo movement continues to light up Sundance with “On The Record,” a searing documentary that centers on Drew Dixon, a young music executive from Def Jam Records and... Read more

Sundance 2020: Video Of The Cast of “The Night House”

The new horror film that is perhaps the best since “Hereditary”
A still of Rebecca Hall, in “The Night House,” by David Bruckner, an official selection of the Midnight program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Elisha Christian. “The Night House,” a superb horror flick by Director David Bruckner, delivers a nerve-racking experience, a spine-tingler that’s attracting... Read more

Sundance 2020: “Ironbark” Premieres At The Film Festival

This new spy thriller combines compelling performances, elegant cinematography and deft direction
Dominic Cooke, director of “Ironbark,” a selection of the Premieres program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.  Dominic Cooke’s Cold War drama, “Ironbark,” which had its world premiere screening this weekend at Sundance, injects life into a seemingly routine spy thriller via a mix of compelling performances, elegant cinematography and... Read more

Sundance 2020: Video of Filmmakers Bill & Turner Ross At The Premiere Of “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets”

After the screening of the new film, the directors discuss how and why they made the film
Here’s a quick synopsis for the film, “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets,” from a press release for the film: “In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it’s last call for a beloved dive bar known as the ‘Roaring 20s.’ That’s the premise, at least. The reality is as unreal as the world the regulars are escaping from. ‘Bloody... Read more

Sundance 2020: A Director Returns With “Bad Hair”

Director Justin Simien mixes classic horror, wry comedy and black cultural insight.
Actors Yaani King Mondschein, Elle Lorraine and Lena Waithe star in “Bad Hair,” a new film by Director Justin Simien, an official selection of the Midnight program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. It’s director Justin Simien’s first time back at Sundance since his first film, “White People,” screened six years ago. For the new film,... Read more

Sundance 2020: Adobe Announces Productions, A New Feature Set For Premiere Pro

The new organizing and project management tools let users better collaborate on film projects
Making a movie is always a group project, whether the credits at the end of the film include just a handful of names or a cast of thousands…or tens of thousands. In this digital age, it means you’ll have a team, or more likely, many teams that need access to footage, music, still images as well as all the many other documents and files. But access... Read more

Sundance 2020: Insightful Portrait Of A Music Icon In “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana”

The documentary is a revealing portrait of a musical megastar who begins to discover her inner voice
A still from “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana” by Lana Wilson, an official selection of the Documentary Premieres program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute. There’s a moment in the documentary “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana” where you see the pop music star sitting on her couch, draped in comfy, baggy clothes.... Read more