Our new film Design Canada brings together some of our favorite things: Canadians, graphic design and documentary! For the last 4 years we’ve been working with Hulse&Durrell to tell the story of Canadian design. We’re almost done and we’ve started a Kickstarter campaign to get us to the finish line. Join along to help us
It’s been a wild ride with our film Mavis! We’ve had such a wonderful trip bringing it to world and we’re excited to announce that it’s available across almost all platforms. Check it out on HBOGo & Now, iTunes, Amazon and on DVD via our website & Amazon
We’re excited to announce more festival screenings of Mavis!
We’ve got a new Facebook page for our documentary Mavis! “Like” the film and we’ll keep you up to date on screenings near you and other news! We’ll also be doing some Facebook-only giveaways.
We’re excited to announce that Mavis!, Jessica Edwards’ new documentary about Mavis Staples and the Staple Singers, will have its world premiere at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival March 13-21 in Austin, Texas. SxSW is one of our favorite festivals! Two of Jessica’s short documentaries, Seltzer Works and Tugs, also premiered there. And
Yesterday, documentary film lost one of its pioneers, Robert Drew. He was best known for his films Primary (1960), Jane (1962) and Man Who Dances: Edward Villella (1968), though he continued to produce work until his death at 90 years old. His early use of sync sound 16mm cameras broke new ground in the documentary
From our ongoing series of excerpted advice from Tell Me Something, the inimitable Frederick Wiseman (Welfare, Near Death, La Danse, At Berkley) imparts some tongue-in-cheek advice on how to sustain a long filmmaking career: Marry someone rich.
The nice folks at Strand Bookstore posted video from our Tell Me Something panel in February. Al Maysles, DA Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus, Sam Green, Gary Hustwit and Rachel Grady joined us to talk doc-making, advice and the Oscars. Check it out below:
Help us kick off Oscar week! Join us on Monday, February 24th at 7pm at the legendary NYC bookstore Strand. Filmmakers Chris Hedgedus & DA Pennebaker, Al Maysles, Rachel Grady, Sam Green and Gary Hustwit will join editor Jessica Edwards to talk advice, Oscars and take your questions. They’ll even throw in some tips to win
We continue with our advice excerpts from Tell Me Something with the wonderful Shola Lynch (Chisholm ’72—Unbought & Unbossed, Free Angela & All Political Prisoners.) She has important words about fostering a filmmaking career over time. It’s not about making one film, its about making many films. There is no formula for filmmaking success. This is a tough business