Director of Heavy Girls Axel Ranisch sits down with Rooftop Films to discuss his upcoming screening on Wed, May 23.
Award-winning filmmaker Bryan Wizemann’s feature plays Rooftop’s Opening Weekend on May 12. Bryan talked with us about his inspiration for the film, his festival success, and working with Lauren Ambrose.
Though your thoughts may be filled with Friday and the weekend, be sure to free up your evenings next week for a chance to see Rooftop Alum Don Hertzfeldt’s award winning animated trilogy, in its entirety for the first time!
Hi. My name is Gillian Robespierre. I’m a writer/director attending the 2011 IFP Emerging Narrative project forum with my script Obvious Child. It’s a romantic comedy with an abortion. Yes, it’s a comedy.
Rotterdam International film festival: “I am confused why your project is part of Emerging Narrative” Me: ” Its Interesting you chose to meet with me then” Rotterdam: “I didnt”
We’ve had some really nice interest in the project. It sounds nice now, but that might change later on when they say, “You know what? It’s not for us.” I like to keep expectations low. That way you don’t get your hopes up. And that way they can’t come crashing down.
A few things I’ve learned over the years from going into “pitch” meetings.
Just as Kanye West arrived in Austin to play ACL, I arrived in NYC to kick some serious IFP ass. Well, I hope, anyway. We’ll see how that ass kicking goes.
The week leading up to my 7am departure tomorrow morning has been nothing but insane.