For this week’s project profile we have filmmakers Tom Connolly and Julian Buchan, who are currently working on their upcoming short film, “Anna.” Be sure to check out and support their Kickstarter campaign here.
Also check out our interview with Tom Connolly and Julian Buchan on this week’s “Meet the Filmmaker” segment from the newest episode of the Us Vs Film Podcast where we review Results.
This video isn’t telling you anything you don’t know. Surprise, surprise nothing is original anymore, I didn’t have to tell you that though. If you are not borrowing from your favorite films, books, comics etc. There may not be room for you in the future. Most of your favorite filmmakers pay homage to their favorites. Quentin Tarantino who is the definition of video clerk director has managed to sneak the best bits of all his favorite films into the body of his work, and most the time you had no clue.
Remember that kid in your 3rd grade art class that would make suggestions on how to make your drawing better? Or maybe in film school he fucked around with your short film and pieced it together to fit his vision. Yeah, well that person grew up to be the chairman of the studio that has bought the rights to your first feature film… and he’s about to butcher it to sell more tickets.
Zack Snyder is the first director to accomplish making an art-house superhero film. Well, at least the closest to an art-house superhero film we will ever see… for now. What I’m most excited about with Man of Steel is that it opens the door to many possibilities on how to approach making a comic adaptation and turning it into a feature film.