No budget, no experience, and no Ryan Gosling -- I'm not as cynical as Strong Bad, but this recipe rarely bakes into an "indie film" hit. And yet, Daniel Patrick Carbone's first feature Hide Your Smiling Faces did just that, becoming the underdog knockout of the Tribeca Film Festival and being cited as one of the best films of 2013 so far! Daniel was kind enough to sit down with NFS  for a video interview from his Brooklyn apartment about anything from working with kid actors, to color grading the New Jersey outdoors, to how 2001: A Space Odyssey pairs with Jeremy Piven in PCU.

Daniel explains what it's been like to make Hide Your Smiling Faces, described as "an atmospheric exploration of life and death in rural America, as seen through the distorted lens of youth." Plus he shares a tiny SNEAK PEAK of the movie, so you can see for yourself:

Thank you, Daniel! Check out Hide Your Smiling Faces and follow them on Facebook to find out when, where, and how you can see the whole film.

Carbone employed the fundraising-fuggedaboutit-shoot-low-budget approach. Would this work for your film? And what three movies would YOU play on repeat until the end of time in a (purely hypothetical) NY taxi vortex?

Link: Hide Your Smiling Faces