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Project of the Week – Baja Come Down

For this week’s project profile we have filmmaker Matthew Anderson, who is currently working on his upcoming film, Baja Come Down. Be sure to check out and support his Kickstarter campaign here.

Also check out our interview with Matthew Anderson on this week’s “Meet the Filmmaker” segment from the Us Vs Film Podcast where we review Unexpected.

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Project of the Week – The Sasquatch of Jackson Farm

For this week’s project profile we have filmmakers Christopher and Christine Kezelos, who are currently working on their upcoming film, The Sasquatch of Jackson Farm. Be sure to check out and support their Kickstarter campaign here.

Also check out our interview with Christopher and Christine Kezelos on next week’s “Meet the Filmmaker” segment from the Us Vs Film Podcast where we review Unexpected.

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A God from the Machine:

Or, what happens when humans get self-conscious.

 

Humans are, weird; our egos are inflated and ignorant, and drive us to do stupid things in the act of stroking themselves. We’re the only beings that would deliberately create a sentient lifeform superior to ourselves in the arrogant effort to prove our preeminence over other humans. A famous psychologist once said that man is the only animal who will eat with an enemy but our complex stretches farther than that; man is the only animal that would intentionally create our own mortal enemies.

“Isn’t it strange, to create something that hates you?”

Image from The Movie Network

It is strange. As creatures, we’re curious to a fault, and regardless of the obvious God Complex we exercise off of, we commit a hubris that we know will inevitably lead to our downfall. Our sense for survival is so disconnected that we ignore risk for reward in the face of garnered knowledge. How very, human of us.
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Project of the Week – Anna

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.

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Huge Announcements at Hulu

Today at the Hulu Upfront Presentation in New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins, Head of Advertising Sales, Peter Naylor and SVP Head of Content, Craig Erwich, took the stage to announce that Hulu has acquired the exclusive subscription video on-demand (SVOD) rights to all episodes of iconic sitcom Seinfeld and has signed a new, multi-year agreement with AMC that grants Hulu the streaming rights to future programming from AMC Networks.
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Cheatin’ – A Conversation with Bill Plympton

We were lucky to catch a screener of the animated film, Cheatin’  and also talk to the film’s director, Bill Plympton. Be sure to catch the film in select theaters and on Vimeo!

Usvsfilm: Your hard work really shows in Cheatin’. It’s very unique and it’s like a one of a kind story. I’m sure the script is structured differently from other films, so what was your process of getting it ready like and set for production?

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5 to 7: A Conversation with Victor Levin and Berenice Marlohe

We were luck to catch a screening of the film 5 to 7 from IFC Films and talk to the film’s director, Victor Levin, and lead actress, Berenice Marlohe. Be sure to check out the film in theaters now! Mild Spoilers

Usvsfilm: I love all the long takes and hearing the dialogue fill in the scenery throughout the film. Can you talk about some of the inspirations you had maybe in real life or movie-wise that created the whole environment in 5 to 7?

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