In the 50th episode of Indie Film Weekly, we share our final conversation with Bill Paxton and advice on getting your actors to tear up on camera.
Co-hosts Jon Fusco, Emily Buder, and yours truly, Liz Nord discuss what the Academy Awards can teach us about producing, along with this year’s indie-oriented results from both the Oscars and the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and how Netflix is already vying for next awards season with a Martin Scorsese pic. We also say goodbye to Seijun Suzuki and hear from director Ry Russo-Young about her film Before I Fall, opening in theaters this weekend. Filmmaker and actress Christina Beck (Perfection) joins us for an Ask No Film School about making actors cry. And, as always, we also bring you the latest gear news, upcoming grant and festival deadlines, this week’s indie film releases, and other notable things you might have missed while you were busy making films.
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Show Links & Mentions
No Film School articles
- Seijun Suzuki Dead at 93: Visually-Stunning Auteur of Yakuza Cult Classics Inspired Tarantino, Peckinpah
- RIP Bill Paxton: Watch His Surreal SNL Short and Other Indie Efforts
- 'As You Are': How Two Brothers Made Their Sundance-Winning Debut on Hi-8 and Anamorphic
- The 14 Most Unforgettable Scenes in 2016 Movies
- 'Moonlight' Takes Best Feature at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards
- Meet the Notorious Impostor Whose Story Has Never Been Captured on Film—Until Now
- 'Before I Fall': Ry Russo-Young on Achieving Hollywood-Level Visuals with an Indie Budget
- Don't Miss the Chance to Win a $25K Grant for Your 60-Second Film
- DJI Announces Extreme-Weather Matrice 200 Series Drone
Upcoming Deadlines: Grants & Opportunities
- IFP Filmmaker Labs - March 3
- IFP Screen Forward Labs - March 3
- Moët Moment Film Festival Grant - March 27, 2017
Upcoming Deadlines: Festivals
- San Francisco Documentary Fest - March 3
- Camden International Film Festival - March 3
- Napa Valley Film Festival - March 3
- The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival - March 8