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Young Messiah Interview

“The Young Messiah” Director talks about bringing Jesus’ youth to the big screen | Blog

In recent days, sick we’ve seen more films willing to explore both the life and legacy of Jesus Christ. Only a few weeks ago, unhealthy Risen depicted a fictional story about a Centurion who was searching for the body of Christ after it...

The Overnight Photo

Writer/Director Patrick Brice talks about the crazy nights of ‘The Overnight’ | Blog

Most of the Sundance comedy hit The Overnight takes place over the course of one crazy night. During that night, two couples– Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godreche starring alongside Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling — spend their time...

‘Paper Towns’ Screenwriters talk about building a mystery | Blog

In their new film Paper Towns, store  screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber were tasked with an unusual assignment for a film focused on young adults.  Adapting the novel by John Green, they were asked to translate the mystery so...

Maya Forbes on set with Zoe Saldana and Mark Ruffalo

Filmmaker Maya Forbes makes her movie a family affair | Blog

Writer/director Maya Forbes, who previously wrote the children’s films Monsters vs. Aliens and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, reached into her own past for her newest film, Infinitely Polar Bear. The film features Mark Ruffalo as a bipolar...

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Photo

‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ director on making a personal film | Blog

One of the biggest Sundance hits of 2015 was a small-budget indie comedy about an aspiring high school filmmaker and his friendship with a sick classmate entitled Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.  The film was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and...

Alex Garland on the set of 'Ex Machina"

‘Ex Machina’ director on his vision for Ava | Blog

In his directorial debut, Alex Garland crafted a thriller that is small in scope but large in imagination. The film is entitled Ex Machina and focuses on three characters who spend several days together in a secluded home. In the movie, Domhnall...