What can one detail tell us about a scene? If you’re Lynne Ramsay: absolutely everything. Every Frame a Painting considers the poetic possibilities of cinema and one of our finest contemporary filmmakers.
Mara Wilson gives an insider look at growing up as a child actress and how the pressures and demands can really lead some to crack.
It was generally a good experience, but every day I’m glad I wasn’t Olsen twins famous. Not many child stars make it out of Hollywood alive or sane, and at any given time there are at least three former ones having very public breakdowns.
I saw many child actors who did not have that, and they were all miserable. Kids whose parents pushed them into acting often grow up to resent them. They never had a choice, and worse, they never had the chance to be a kid.
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Effects artist Frank Ippolito joins Tested once again for a make-up project tutorial and demonstration. For this year’s WonderCon, Norm wanted to go as a Vulcan with authentic ear prosthetics. Using techniques we’ve shown before like lifecasting, sculpting, mold-making, and casting, Frank builds up a lifelike appliance and shows us how to apply it. Watching this video would be most logical!
David Sandberg’s Kung Fury trailer raised $630,000 on Kickstarter, and he’s now competing at Cannes and developing a feature. Here, he talks about how smart use of social platforms, his Grandma, and David Hasselhoff helped him realize his dream.
Two years ago, David Sandberg had to sell his couch and TV to afford food and rent. Now, he’s getting ready to head to Cannes, where on May 21 his 30-minute short film Kung Fury will screen in the film festival’s Directors’ Fortnight section. A week later, on May 28, the film will premiere on platforms like YouTube and Reddit. Meanwhile, a feature version of Kung Fury is in the works with Hollywood producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith—not to mention a Kung Fury clothing line, graphic novel series and merchandise. Oh, and David Hasselhoff recently made a Kung Fury music video that has been viewed over 8 million times.
Sandberg’s story is the classic aspiring-filmmaker-to-”It”-filmmaker fairy tale, updated for the digital age. He wasn’t discovered in film school or on a commercial shoot, but on Kickstarter, where, in late 2013 he posted a trailerfor Kung Fury. The teaser was an over-the-top homage to ’80s action movies with an absurd premise: a bandana-wearing hero (played by Sandberg) travels back in time to kill Hitler. Along the way, he battles ripped Norse Gods, kitschy dinosaurs and robocops.
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