Rooftop Films, New York, has announced that Industry City will be their 2014 Presenting Sponsor, as well as the primary venue for their 2014 Summer Series. The support of Industry City as Presenting Sponsor will help Rooftop Films enhance, reinvent and reinvigorate their outdoor screenings all summer long, presenting more than 45 new, independent films in locations all across New York City – including 15 at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to the animated feature film Bunyan and Babe: A Giant Adventure featuring the voice talent of John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer and Jeff Foxworthy.
Advanced Systems Group provided camera and editing equipment for The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, a new documentary released by Zeitgeist Films that is being screened in U.S. theaters through June.
The TEDx Sydney conference on April 26 will feature a breakthrough film by Kate Kazokas and Lucy Adelaide. Titled John Was A Good Man, the short film features actors from across Australia including Jane Caro, Dr Karl, Paul McDermott, Matt Moran, Andrew O’Keefe, Turia Pitt, Jessica Tovey, Urthboy and Fred Nile. Each of the participants tells a short eulogy of their lives to date, using the third person and with video images of themselves being projected onto their own faces to heighten the sense of self-analysis.
As a media educator, graphic designer, filmmaker and advertising professional, Sergio Toporek of Vancouver has a keen awareness of the power of visual representations – from many different angles. Over the past six years, he has put his heart and soul into an ambitious project that explores the intricate relationship between the technology, regulation and social effects of media.
Sony and the American Film Institute co-hosted an exclusive event at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters Show last week and premiered three short films shot with Sony’s F65 and F55 4K cameras.
The Dark Place tells the story of Keegan Dark, who has the uncanny ability to remember his life in videographic detail. Both a blessing and a curse, Dark uncovers a conspiracy that frames him for murder, threatens his inheritance, and endangers his family’s lives and livelihood. When director Jody Wheeler began shopping for a post-house to complete his feature film The Dark Place, he chose AlphaDogs because he had been told of their excellent reputation in working with independent filmmakers.
Camp Takota: Feature Filmmaking in the Age of YouTube will be the topic of a Super Session to be held next week at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. The session will take place on Wednesday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. in room S222.
Cinedigm has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Open Windows, directed by Nacho Vigalondo (Time Crimes, ABC’s of Death) and starring Elijah Wood (Maniac, Lord of the Rings, Cooties, Grand Piano, The Hobbit) and Sasha Grey (Would You Rather, The Girlfriend Experience, I Melt with You). The film had its world premiere earlier this month at SXSW. Cinedigm plans a theatrical release in late summer or early fall.
[Editor’s Note: Robert Berger is part of the creative team that made the acclaimed independent 3D film Charlie Victor Romeo. Here, in an article written exclusively for Digital Cinema Report, he talks about the challenges of making a movie on a tight budget, in particular dealing with DCPs and the value of Archimedia Master Player.]