For full audio of our interview with Miranda, stream below. Although she’s made over 20 films in her career, producer/director Miranda Bailey was not fully prepared for what she discovered while making her new film, The Pathological Optimist. Optimist delves into the personal life surrounding provocative scientist Andrew Wakefield, who claims to have uncovered a… [Read More]
Ireland’s Ian Hunt Duffy directed a thriller told in less than twenty minutes, about a man who finds his daughter missing during a traffic stop and believes those around him must be involved. Few films of any length have had such emotional gravitas (and such a shocking ending) as this fantastic short film. To find… [Read More]
Smith remembers telling God in a loud, demanding conversation, “You can’t take my son from me. We asked for him seventeen years ago.”
In FOX’s epic series Empire, power is everything. Now in its fourth season, Empire continues to tell distinct stories and creating unique characters that break stereotypes in the genre. Following the lives of the Lyon family, the show continues to tackle a wide variety of social issues while also offering some of the finest music… [Read More]
The First Calvary Division from Ft. Hood TX was on a basic peacekeeping mission in Iraq in 2004—the city they were placed in, Sadr City, had been incident-free for nearly a year. Then Black Sunday occurred.
Penalty is a film about futbol (or soccer), played on a sandy beach with incredibly high stakes. In Aldo Iuliano’s carefully crafted story and direction, the film provides a powerful, emotional punch that will take audiences’ breath away. Here is the story of Penalty in Iuliano’s own words. What is your background in filmmaking? I started out as… [Read More]
I recently had the chance to take part in some round table interviews with some of those involved in The Florida Project. There were three separate interviews: Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite with Broolynn Prince, and director Sean Baker.
Tell us about your filmmaking background. I have been making film since 2007. I am thirty-six years old, began my career with writing and publishing film critics for different film magazine. So far, I have made five short films and thirty-six documentaries including shorts. “Retouch” is my recent short film which has won the best… [Read More]
Directed by Sean Baker, The Florida Project tells the story of 6-year-old Moonie (Brooklynn Prince) and her relationship with her young and impoverished mother Halley (Bria Vinaite). However, pulling back the camera, the film also shines a light on the lives of the ‘hidden homeless’ outside Orlando, Florida. Having no permanent address and residing in… [Read More]
Directed by Sean Baker (Tangerine), The Florida Project tells the story of Halley (Bria Vinette), a young mother and her daughter, Moonee (Brooklynn Prince). Homeless and out of work, Halley struggles to live week to week in the Magic Castle, a motel situated just outside Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida. Managed by the patriarchal Bobby… [Read More]