Posts Tagged ‘dallas film’

Dallas film “Second Glances” nominated for seven awards at the 168 Film Project in Los Angeles

Posted by    |    April 8th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

Dallas filmmakers are tireless. Their story is as if an avid film buff sneakily placed superglue on a Canon 7D, leaving videographers no choice but to carry the device with them to each destination and film everything they witness. Which isn’t so bad because it leaves the Dallas community to see an edited version of our own world through their kaleidoscopic eyes.

Dallas filmmakers Director Chris Wiegand and Producer Brandon Carmichael recently added an additional task to their already hectic schedule by entering the 168 Film Project. Here, they created a short film in seven days. Crazy, right? Pretty much. But they pulled it off – and nabbed seven nominations for their film entitled Second Glances. The awards included: Best Director, Best Actress, Best Editor, Best Sound Design, Best Original Score, Best Makeup, and Best Behind The Scenes Documentary.

Of the 89 films that screened at the 168 Film project in Los Angeles, Second Glances came home with two awards: Best Editor and Best Sound Design. (more…)

The Dallas International Film Festival: Sparking Imagination

Posted by    |    April 4th, 2011 at 12:23 pm

With four days down of our city’s premiere film extravaganza, I have to say that this year is even bigger and better than in the past.  If you haven’t been out to see one of the 150+ films at the festival in the past several days, I encourage you to take this week to see at least one.  Why?  Because it’s fun. And it’s one way to support the growing arts movement in our city.

While interviewing local, national, and international filmmakers on the red carpet, the one question I really wanted to know was, “Why is it important for Dallas to have an international film festival?”  The answers were varied, but one common theme was that our city is already known for it’s sports,  food, and beautiful women….why not all the talented creatives?  The film and television scene here has exploded, with many films cast and shot in our own backyard receiving acclaim at SXSW and Sundance. As someone who began my career working in independant film (and consequently met my special someone while shooting one,) nothing can compare to being in the trenches working on a project that has more blood, sweat, and tears than it does dollars. (more…)

Interview with Producer Lee Clay for Dallas International Film Festival film, Beautiful Boy

Posted by    |    March 25th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Theirs is the story that no parent ever wishes to tell. A married couple on the verge of separation must endure the numbing news that their only son carried out a mass shooting at his University, and took his own life. This is the story of Beautiful Boy, starring Michael Sheen and Maria Bello. YouPlusDallas talks with Producer Lee Clay about his film, which will screen at the Dallas International Film Festival this Spring.

Tell me about your reaction when you found out Beautiful Boy would be screening at DIFF.

I was extremely excited, being from Dallas, I was very happy to be able to kind of bring the movie home, so to speak. Dallas is a great secondary market for distributors, and I feel like this is a movie that will hopefully speak to the Dallas community and possibly shine a light on parenting kids in the Dallas community. (more…)

The Poor Man’s Entourage Shoots a Pilot (and I don’t mean on a 747)

Posted by    |    November 15th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Let me start with this disclaimer: I have a vested interest in this topic.  I may or may not be married to someone involved with this heartfelt and sometimes downright ridiculous portrayal of the Dallas acting community. Dallywood is a tongue-in-cheek look at the struggles of being an actor in Dallas and the big auditions, breaks, and egos that go along with that.  American Way Magazine called it “Entourage-esque webisodes” and Pegasus News writer John P. Meyer put this disclaimer before his interview about Dallywood: “I was not naked while conducting this interview.” Hmmm…intrigued yet? (more…)