independent film production Archive

Camilla with the Gun 001
From the dawn of film to the present day, there is very little that has not been written about. Stories about cowboys, stories about aliens… Hell, stories about cowboys AND aliens; and, love it or leave it, there is...
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  Film is a reflection of the society from which it is created, and while glitzy special-effects and blockbuster titles dominate the summer, the real creativity goes on at hundreds of independent art-house production studios around the world. These studios...
Books---
First of all, I want to say that this article isn’t a review of these books, nor am I so arrogant to say that I’ve discovered their hidden meaning that no one else has seen before. I think that...
vampire7-CAMILLA-2
 WHAT DO THESE TWO PICTURES HAVE IN COMMON? Picture 1 (above – left)– Official announcement of Shades of Day screening by the Consulate General of Sweden at St. Petersburg, Russia’s Festival of Festivals, June 2014. (Never-before-seen video interviews with...
Garden_delights-deluge
I’ve been pondering of late the planned feature-length documentary about the making of our film Notes from the New World, which was based, of course, on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece, Notes from the Underground. The working title of the documentary...
Dostoyevsky+Reimagined+youtube+art
Dostoyevsky Reimagined isn’t the first vlog I’ve experience with. I had one before which consisted of a new friend coming on each episode, rating the aesthetic of celebrities, engaging in random general chat… & there was rubbish CGI (Computer-generated...
Breigel - Blind leading the Blind
    In the Russian classic, Notes from the Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s ‘Underground Man’, the narrating protagonist, recalls a traumatic experience he’d endured involving a young woman called Liza. Underground Man talks of how, after failing to present himself as...
Bob's Show -6- adjusted-7.14.15
Los Angeles… Sunset Boulevard… January… I walked up the steps that came off the street into the classic old hotel. It was the kind of place I’d expect writer/director Vitaly Sumin to be conducting a private screening of his...
DOSTOYEVSKY IN PRISON
In Notes from the New World, The Poor Guy (Nathanael Theisen) is method acting as the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky for a play he’s been commissioned to play in. The Rich Guy (Jerry Prager) is the one commissioning The...