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Meet the Filmmaker: Axel Ranisch (“Heavy Girls”)

Meet the Filmmaker: Axel Ranisch (“Heavy Girls”)

Director of Heavy Girls Axel Ranisch sits down with Rooftop Films to discuss his upcoming screening on Wed, May 23.

Meet the filmmaker: Bryan Wizemann (“Think of Me”)

Meet the filmmaker: Bryan Wizemann (“Think of Me”)

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.

‘it’s such a beautiful day’ for short films!

‘it’s such a beautiful day’ for short films!

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!

Confessions Of a Closet Meetings Junkie

Confessions Of a Closet Meetings Junkie

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.

Some Meetings Are Better Than Others

Some Meetings Are Better Than Others

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”

Why Kat Candler Royally Sucks at Parties

Why Kat Candler Royally Sucks at Parties

Doesn’t everyone?

The Shared Struggle of Indie Film

The Shared Struggle of Indie Film

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.

Pitch Meeting Lessons and Friday Night Lights

Pitch Meeting Lessons and Friday Night Lights

A few things I’ve learned over the years from going into “pitch” meetings.

Blog Post #2, In Which I Arrive to Kick Some Ass

Blog Post #2, In Which I Arrive to Kick Some Ass

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.

Kat Candler Hearts IFP

Kat Candler Hearts IFP

The week leading up to my 7am departure tomorrow morning has been nothing but insane.

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