Welcome back to the Forward Filmmaker podcast, where we share stories and advice from a new generation of filmmakers bucking industry norms. On this episode, host Max Sanders interviews award-winning director Ryan Balas. Here’s an edited and condensed transcript of their conversation.
Caption: Actors Mike Friedman and Annie Cavalero in Bedroom Story, directed by Courtney Daniels.
What defines a Christmas movie? Among the many articles exploring this subject, a favorites is Stephen Hallow’s data-driven verdict on whether Die Hard qualifies. You may not fully agree with him, but his key takeaways are on point: There’s no authoritative definition of Christmas movies, and the standards are always changing. In this spirit, here are seven awesome holiday season films on Filmhub – ones that have a holiday season setting, regardless of genre, mood, or perceived Christmassiness. Enjoy!
Welcome back to the Forward Filmmaker podcast, where we share stories and advice from a new generation of filmmakers bucking industry norms. On this episode, host Max Sanders interviews award-winning actor-director Emiliano Ruschel. Here’s an edited and condensed transcript of their conversation.
Welcome back to the Forward Filmmaker Podcast, where we share stories and advice from a new generation of filmmakers bucking industry norms. On this episode, host Max Sanders interviews director Sweta Rai. Here’s an edited and condensed transcript of their conversation.
Director Torsten Hoffmann Shares How To Win at Distribution on Episode 3 of the Forward Filmmaker Podcast
Welcome back to the Forward Filmmaker Podcast, where we share stories and advice from a new generation of filmmakers bucking industry norms. On this episode, host Max Sanders interviews award-winning documentary filmmaker Torsten Hoffmann. Here’s an edited and condensed transcript of their conversation. Also note that this interview was conducted in summer 2021, which makes Torsten’s advice to “buy some bitcoin” all the wiser.
Horror films are having a moment. Modern-day classics such as Get Out and Hereditary are finding success as box-office hits and critical darlings. As filmmakers working in the horror genre continue successfully breaking down the barriers between commercial and art cinema, we’re seeing more and more terrifying films that challenge audiences without losing mainstream appeal. In the spirit of Halloween, we selected nine horror flicks on Filmhub. Set across various decades and four continents, you can stream them now.
Welcome back to the Forward Filmmaker Podcast, where we share stories and advice from a new generation of filmmakers bucking industry norms. On this episode, host Max Sanders interviews Courtney Daniels, the writer-director behind the films What Other Couples Do and Bedroom Story, and the web series This Fucking Town. Her work takes a unique, deeply personal look at love, relationships, and the hijinks and perils of being in the film industry. Below is an edited transcript of Max and Courtney’s conversation.
More than half a century into the age of color, filmmakers still opt for black and white with specific purposes. Some of the finest films of the 21st century are black and white - from The Artist (2011) to Ida (2013) to Roma (2018). Bong Joon Ho even recently released an alternative black and white version of his history-making Oscar winner Parasite. Black and white cinematography is here to stay and here are 8 Filmhub titles that champion it.
Welcome to the first episode of the Forward Filmmaker Podcast, which shares stories and advice from a new generation of filmmakers bucking “traditional” industry norms. On this episode, host Max Sanders interviews award-winning writer-director Shaun Mathis. A former novelist who went to Atlanta on a whim after watching Entourage and pivoting into film, he has directed everything from crime features to documentaries to rom-coms. He has worked on 34 film projects…just in the last year.
Klaus and Alan, Filmhub’s founders, here with an exciting update: We launched a podcast!
“Nationality is a Western concept. It was an invention of Western European scholars, who ever since have struggled to explain it”, Jewish Austrian writer Joseph Roth wrote in 1927. Almost a century later, things make even less sense as we find ourselves in an increasingly turbulent and polarized world with nationalism on the rise pretty much everywhere. Through it all, migration remains a significant issue, and filmmakers have always taken a major role in the conversation. Here are 8 documentaries about the immigrant experience.
Our CEO & Co-Founder, Alan d’Escragnolle, was recently interviewed on his thoughts on leadership and building a company by Valiant CEO Magazine. Check out the interview here.
Summer 2021 is special because we didn’t get to enjoy the last one. Though some of us are lucky enough to take a breather from COVID, it’s not quite a summer of joy, as new variants pose threats, and we see wildfires, floods, and record-breaking high temperatures all around the globe… We’d love to stick with fun and light summertime films - we still need those – but it would be an oversight to leave out the more challenging ones. Here are 7 films covering a wide range of themes and styles for summertime viewing.
Few films have achieved what 1984’s This Is Spinal Tap did: spawning both a cult phenomenon and a whole new genre. Though the history of mockumentary traces back to the 60s masters like Shirley Clarke and Richard Lester, Spinal Tap is inarguably the one that set modern standards. Some of the funniest films of our time carried its torch, from Borat (2006) to What We Do in the Shadows (2014).
After decades of cross-pollinating with various genres and absorbing filmmaking traditions of other countries, the original definition of “noir” as 40s Hollywood crime dramas has become something trickier to define, but evermore fascinating. With many 21st century auteurs making their dent in the genre, we are now in a golden age of neo-noir. Here are 7 neo-noir gems in the Filmhub catalog.
What is one of the first things watchers do when deciding what film to watch? After their interest is struck by looking at your artwork, reading your synopsis, or seeing a quick trailer - they quickly grab their phone and Google your title. Well, what happens if your title is nowhere to be found? Boom, your film lost its chance. In this post, we’ll cover one of the most important aspects to getting your film high in google searches - ratings & review sites!
Lockdown has come to an end for good in the U.S. (hopefully), and we honor the peculiar times of entrapment and isolation with this special feature. Setting an entire film in one location is a creative challenge to put it lightly. From 12 Angry Men (1957) to Saw (2004) to the latest Bo Burnham film, Inside, made during the lockdown, filmmakers over the years have brilliantly turned such confinement into great strength across all genres. Here are 8 single-location films from the Filmhub catalog.
Our CEO & Co-Founder, Alan d’Escragnolle, recently sat down with Meg Elys of GoodBadMad to discuss how Filmhub can help filmmakers direct distribute their films.
TVOD windowing strategy does not work for 95%+ of Independent Films. Yes, I said it.
With digital streaming, the cost of distribution should approach zero — especially when compared to the physical era of DVD, theaters, satellite and cable.
If done correctly, casting can be one of the most exciting points of pre-production. It’s the first time a script comes to life and possibilities start to be realized. Every budget is tight and with so many actors ready to work, not hiring a casting office is seen as an easy way to save cost.
Marianne came to New York City from Germany at 19, with $800 dollars, scholarships, and a decisive desire to follow in Gene Kelly’s footsteps. She starred in recurring TV roles on CVS dramas, became a ballroom champion, developed and stared in her first original work at 20 year-old off-off Broadway and even tangoed with Antonio Banderas on The Late Show with David Letterman, before she directed her first feature in 2009.
Raised in Portugal and currently residing in Poland, Miguel Gaudêncio started his career shooting commercials for companies like Mercedes and Coca-Cola. Pivoting to filmmaking in parallel of his successful commercial work, he completed a couple of projects in his native Portugal before moving to Poland in 2010, where he proceeded to produce four critically acclaimed documentaries.
Independent filmmakers don’t exactly have a time tested blueprint for how to get their art into the world in this rapidly changing digital content environment. While Filmhub has never promised all the answers, smart content owners have been able to leverage the B2B Marketplace to their advantage. Ryan Balas is one such filmmaker.
When Amazon Video opened their streaming service as Amazon Video Direct to every creator, it seemingly created a sensation in the filmmaker community. All creators could stream their content on Amazon and generate revenues just like the big names? It seemed too good to be true and, sadly, it is now.
Whether you’re seeking inspiration, advices and tips on film festivals, or simply some quality commentary, Twitter has some film business influencers who are well worth a follow.
Filmhub was awarded the “Most Impressive Tech Infrastructure Award” at Amazon Web Services startup pitch event in San Francisco. Amazon had previously selected Filmhub as one of the top 5 startups of the year, followed by an invitation to pitch at the AWS Pop-up loft in San Francisco. Co-founder Klaus Badelt presented the company’s vision to an international audience of entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts.