https://player.vimeo.com/video/170725982 After two successful years on the LGBT Festival circuit, I'm proud to share our film with all of you. It features the beautiful music of Thea Hilberts, the stunning cinematography of Paul Leeming, and the extraordinary performances by Qyoko Kudo and Tomoko Hayakawa. And I was the Director x Writer (plus it's inspired by … Continue reading My award-winning short film “Silence” is now available on VIMEO
Hamish's Kitchen #5 Here are my thoughts as a producer on the issues surrounding making a film in a different country, and how that could affect the future release of the film.
I've started a daily vlog "Hamish's Kitchen" which will detail the process of making my first feature-length film: Hamish's Kitchen Playlist I hope that you'll check it out! Hopefully it will provide some insight into what a producer's life is like. Best wishes for the season! xx
Backroads (1976) Classic Review by Hamish Downie https://www.ozflix.tv/#!/browse/film/2790/backroads Recently, Ozflix, Australia’s answer to Netflix opened for business. It promised every Australian film ever a kind of commercial library or preservation society. And perhaps someday, if they are successful enough, they may be able to deliver on the promise. But, for now, there is a limited … Continue reading Backroads (1976) – Cult Classic Review
Short films are fine, but they haven't really made money since the end of the era where audiences would sit in the cinema all day and watch a Newsreel, a Cartoon, a Short Film and then a Double Feature. All for less than a dollar. But that era has long gone. The B-Movie has now … Continue reading The Ever Elusive Feature Film
by Fin Wheeler Every time an award-winning screenwriter gives an interview, the reporter inevitably asks what they consider the essential elements to success in screenwriting. Just as inevitably, the successful subject responds that talent, determination, hard work, luck, and the right attitude are fundamental ingredients in gaining and maintaining a high profile as a professional… via … Continue reading Great advice for screenwriters (reblog)
Aleshia Brevard was the first trans-woman to act in mainstream Hollywood films. Ms. Brevard is still alive today and I truly wish she could receive an award for being a transgendered role model and trail blazer. Share if you agree. Aleshia Brevard: This ABC News Productions interview was filmed in 2002, shortly after the publication … Continue reading Aleshia Brevard: the first trans-woman to act in mainstream Hollywood films
I watched this webseries recently and wanted to share it with all of you. It's really interesting, and has some ideas about intellectual property and creativity that we all need to think about. Thank you to this article for my inspiration.
This seems like a simple enough question. What is the worst review a film can get? A bad one, of course. Zero stars. Two thumbs down. Right? Wrong. The worst review a film can get is the one in the middle. The "it's ok" review. Two or three stars. So, why, you might ask is … Continue reading What is the worst review a film can get?
For those of you not on facebook... "An American Piano" won Best Film in Documentary at the 2nd Navi Mumbai International Film Festival. We were competing against feature films in the same category, so it's especially good. Congratulations team!