Film Festivals

Ep. 42: Kimberley Browning - Film Festival Director

Ep. 42: Kimberley Browning - Film Festival Director

This week on the Cinematic Immunity Podcast, Kimberley Browning gives us great insight into the world of independent film making. As a film festival director herself for Hollywood Shorts, she has screened, programmed and been an active participant in the complex world of independent film where crtically acclaimed and financially viable films go to live or die.  We dig deep into how new forms of technology are good for people that dont have other outlets of expressing themselves and how race plays into the politics of the entertainment business.

Ep. 36 - How do we Make Better Movie Babies?

Ep. 36 - How do we Make Better Movie Babies?

We have all heard the analogy that a director's film is his or her baby.  In this episode of Cinematic Immunity, we discuss that analogy as a partnership with the distribution or sales company as a partnership in nature.

"How do we Make Better Movie Babies" is an episode that helps to dispel the myth of feature film distribution and sales market by interviewing 2 experienced distribution agents and 1 sales agent and 1 filmmaker who knows how to make it happen. 

Ep. 22: Thomas Ethan Harris - Film Festival Consultant

Ep. 22: Thomas Ethan Harris - Film Festival Consultant

Thomas Ethan Harris and certain members of the Cinematic Immunity team may not see eye to eye on what constitutes a "good" epic space-opera of the late 1970s... but all was eventually forgiven thanks to Harris' incredible insights into the exciting world of film festivals and how independent filmmakers can achieve success in it.

In our interview with film consultant and co-founder of the Los Angeles Film Festival (L.A.F.F.), Thomas Ethan Harris, we learn what happens during the festival selection process, what you can do to help your film before and after it's accepted, and the important but often-overlooked details that make the great films stand out from all the rest.  We also discuss some of the movies Harris had a larger involvement in - such as the groundbreaking 1999 indie hit, "The Blair Witch Project" - and what he's learned from sitting through tens of thousands of short and feature-film submissions over the years. And, yes, we get his expert opinion on that classic movie about a galaxy far, far away...

Ep. 3: Indie Film Directing - Donavon Warren and Timothy Gagliardo

Ep. 3: Indie Film Directing - Donavon Warren and Timothy Gagliardo

The art and craft of movie making; The stories that define it.  This is the story of "Wheels" as we are joined by producers and co-directors, Donavon Thomas and Tim Gagliardo. They turned a great script into a finished feature film with little resources and a lot of determination.  Congrats fellas for your premier at Newport Beach Film Festival!  You deserve it!