A bold move for sure, but the story is so obscured and the moments they chose to show were so mundane that I can't really say it has captured my interest enough to follow up on it.
I think this is the first ad I've ever seen that I would specifically qualify as "dorky."
"Any content that is explicitly violent, profane, or disrespectful of others will be automatically disqualified."*
*content must conform to the Snapchat brand identity.
At this point it is no longer filmmaking but instead a pure marketing partnership. If I see something genuinely good come of this I will be glad to eat my words, but even conceptually, a film festival allocating resources to something like this compromises the integrity of the festival in my eyes.
Was working on a short film with 3 of my little cousins. Literally no crew, just the 4 of us and I'm "directing" filming, running audio, and managing lights all at the same time. We've been filming for 3 weeks and we're running 12-16 hour days, it's now 3am and we have one last scene to shoot. I have to play a cop and we're set up on the side of the road underneath an overpass. We have rotating lights for our police car lights and I'm set up in a uniform that would be too cheesy even for a stripper. Suddenly a cop pulls up, asks what we're doing. I tell him about our movie and he immediately asks to see our permits. Our collective battered look of tired, defeated horror must have made him feel bad because he was very quick to explain that he was just kidding about seeing any permits. Was still better than the time another officer pulled us out of a location at gun point though.
Such a great interview! Really informative and connective piece. Would love to attend his workshop.
His last story about the live show and the barn doors is amazing.
This is a great parody piece! "too weird, too obscure" is an interesting way to describe bad story telling though. I personally think that The Witch is a really great study for the business of indy filmmaking. It used incredible cinematography paired with some very interesting details about elements of the production, to generate a massive amount of anticipation through multiple film news outlets, and made a huge profit on a film with virtually zero merit to its story. They sold it very well.