In this episode we chat with writer/director/actor Spade Robinson about her upcoming feature LATE BLOOMERS. She digs deep on the emotions and themes found in the story and myths of Black women she wishes to dispel.
In this episode, we stop by the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society in El Dorado. It is home to the Fitzgerald Collection of film memorabilia - a wide ranging archive of posters, LPs, costumes, promotional materials and vintage film reels that once belonged to Hollywood heavyweights like Debbie Reynolds and Louis B. Mayer. We are joined by ACS Board Member Tamra Corley-Davis as we chat with curator Darrin Riley about all of the incredible finds in this collection and how Michael Fitzgerald accumulated it.
We chat with filmmaker Spade Robinson and Zak Heald + Alex Wiench, of Intercut Productions/Bentonville Studios, about their thoughts on how artificial intelligence will change movie making.
We chat with Dustin Solomon, the founder of digital FX house Mutiny FX about the company and his career.
SFX artist Sahlah Tepes talks about practical visual effects and her career from cosplay to movie sets.
In this episode, we chat with Diana Michelle and Paul Summerlin, the filmmaking team behind IT'S NO SECRET, a documentary about Summerlin, a yogi and musician, who suffered from a rare form of Schizophrenia all his life, only to be diagnosed as such at age 47. After all those years, Paul decided to go against the grain of modern conventional treatment, believing he could do much better on his own with some of the lessons he had learned along the way, if he kept properly searching. This film is a culmination of that search.
Tony Tost discusses his new film AMERICANA and his rise as a writer over the last decade
To be a filmmaker, we have to connect to create. A painter needs a brush, paint and a canvas. A director needs a writer, a cinematographer, a sound mixer, production designer, editor, actors, distributors, and an audience. We cannot do it alone. This art form forces one to collaborate and thus, creates jobs. Filmmaking is unique in the arts in this way. It takes an army.
At ACS, we believe that if we provide filmmakers an arena to exhibit their talents, and film enthusiasts a healthy diet of quality programming, we can inspire more Arkansans to make and watch more films. By supporting filmmakers, festivals, theaters and young people interested in filmmaking throughout the state, we hope to create statewide network, pool Arkansas’s resources and be an umbrella organization that feeds all things film. We believe a rising tide lifts all boats.