The Amateur Auteur


Loved the film! So glad Piz is finally out of the picture…





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From the second annual Black Comics Expo’s Women in Comics Panel: Regine Sawyer, Alitha Martinez, Jennifer Cruté, Barbara Brandon, and Juliana Smith. Black comic excellence, y’all. And many thanks to Kia Barbee for the excellent photo!


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Writing a Thriller With 'Dark Tide' Writer Amy Sorlie - TheWrap

Watched this film again today. Combines my love of sharks and South Africa! Fingers crossed, I will cage dive with great whites this summer!





I was raised within the Jamaican culture in Britain. I was surrounded by these incredibly powerful women growing up—independent, opinionated, strong-willed women, like my mum and my aunt. But what always shocks me is that I don’t really see those women being represented in film. I see a woman who is a kind of adjunct to a male story and doesn’t really influence how the story goes. The men kind of go off and do the brave things and the women kind of wait at home, cowering while the dragons are slain. And from my experience growing up in a Jamaican culture, that’s not at all how it was. The women would be going out to slay the dragons alongside the men, if the story were told from their perspective. [x]

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In a community where everyone asks about what you do and no one asks about what you love, it’s easy to become discouraged and uninspired. Many of us cease to think of ourselves as “artists” as our minds and our days are consumed with the tedium of the jobs we take on to afford living in New York. So what’s the point?

I Am Not My Job: Why I Left New York City |  (via thatkindofwoman) Via

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We’re looking back at some of our favorite interviews from 2013.

During this year’s Festival, Lily filmmaker Matt Creed spoke to us about the challenges of shooting in New York City.

So nice to hear from the director, this was a film I screened for a local festival.


Mukunda Michael Dewil On Vehicle 19: How to Shoot an Action Film from a Single Car

"It’s tricky filming in a car. You don’t have the normal cinematic conventions of master shots and singles, it’s a whole other language. But what I did was just scale it all down so that the wide would be the whole car interior, and the tight shot would be on Paul’s eyes. There was a learning curve for us all as we went along, but I really wanted to do this, try something different… We wanted to engage the audience in a new way. So, while we had to learn a few things as we were going, I think it paid off. We have something that looks different and feels different."

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Nicely done. When watching, I did not even realize it was shot entirely within a car. Definitely check out the special features if you watch the DVD!


I watched Vehicle 19 today. Shot in Johannesburg, entirely from the car. Paul is in every scene of the film. Great car stunts too. Check it out if you’re a fan, he was one of the executive producers. 

I watched Vehicle 19 today. Shot in Johannesburg, entirely from the car. Paul is in every scene of the film. Great car stunts too. Check it out if you’re a fan, he was one of the executive producers. 


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