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Film Roundtable was to created as space for artists in the industry to talk openly and freely about what is present for them at this unprecedented moment in time. Most of us have found ourselves, until just recently, in a sort of worldwide, collective pause. We have had an abundance of time to be quiet, to go inside ourselves, to listen, but most importantly to imagine the change we want to see in our own lives and careers as well as for the collective as a whole. A quality of life greater not just for ourselves but for all. As image makers, many of us with voices that are heard around the world, to really begin to envision how we use our platform, our art, to create change for a greater good; a kinder and more just world.

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Film Roundtable was to created as space for artists in the industry to talk openly and freely about what is present for them at this unprecedented moment in time. Most of us have found ourselves, until just recently, in a sort of worldwide, collective pause. We have had an abundance of time to be quiet, to go inside ourselves, to listen, but most importantly to imagine the change we want to see in our own lives and careers as well as for the collective as a whole. A quality of life greater not just for ourselves but for all. As image makers, many of us with voices that are heard around the world, to really begin to envision how we use our platform, our art, to create change for a greater good; a kinder and more just world.

    Glass Eye Pix Founder Larry Fessenden and Producer Peter Phok, moderated by Sean Glass

    Glass Eye Pix Founder Larry Fessenden and Producer Peter Phok, moderated by Sean Glass

    In our latest Film Roundtable, we are joined by celebrated horror director, writer, and actor, Larry Fessenden, and independent film producer, Peter Phok. As the team behind the fiercely independent New York production company, Glass Eye Pix, they have fostered a creative playground for horror auteurs.
    This conversation, moderated brilliantly by Sean Glass, covers a range of topics: first-hand accounts of the making of several Glass Eye Pix productions, including Ti West’s feature directorial debut, “The Roost,” the minutiae of budgeting, and the importance of using local resources and favors. They also discuss how serendipitous encounters with filmmakers can lead to long-term collaboration.
    Larry and Glass Eye Pix are currently being honored with a retrospective at the MoMA, with screenings occurring through April 19th, both online and in person.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Challenges of Making One’s first Feature Film, being a Latina Actor, and more!

    The Challenges of Making One’s first Feature Film, being a Latina Actor, and more!

    Our latest Roundtable features the Director, Actors, and Writers of the meta psychological thriller/documentary film Ayar.
    Floyd Russ decided to approach the film Ayar by inviting the two lead actors, Ariana Ron Pedrique and Vilma Vega to co-write the movie with him, bringing a rich and multi-faceted perspective to the movie.


    The Roundtable features various topics, including the challenges of making one’s first feature film, getting it funded, and finally distributing it.


    Most importantly we discuss how the movie tackled the extremely difficult barrier to entry that immigrants face when trying to break into the US/English speaking Film Business, especially when faced with preconceived ideas about what a foreigner’s role should be, especially when they have a foreign accent and different primary language.


    Finally, we discuss the Film maker's brave decision to mix the genres of narrative storytelling with documentary, essentially laying the actors bare to movie audiences and smashing the 4th wall in an unforgettable and enriching raw fashion.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Critically Acclaimed Producers Adele Romanksi and Nicolás Celis

    Critically Acclaimed Producers Adele Romanksi and Nicolás Celis

    In our latest Film Roundtable, we welcome Academy Award Winning Producer Adele Romanski and Academy Award Nominated Producer Nicolás Celis.
    Led by Maria Prieto, the conversation covers a range of topics, including the support system and friendship they’ve found in one another, their early days navigating the industry, and a brief discussion of their latest projects: The Underground Railroad, which Romanski served as producer on, and Prayers for The Stolen, Mexico’s submission to compete for the Academy Award nomination for the best foreign film this year, produced by Celis.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Production Designer Kasra Farahani and Cinematographer Autumn Durald on Marvel Series Loki

    Production Designer Kasra Farahani and Cinematographer Autumn Durald on Marvel Series Loki

    In our latest Roundtable, we are pleased to welcome Production Designer Kasra Farahani and Cinematographer Autumn Durald Arkapaw. Matthew Woolf leads a conversation discussing their experience on the Marvel Series Loki.
    The conversation covers a range of topics including; the pressure and expectations of making a Marvel show, how much one is able to bring stylistically to the Marvel Universe, the importance of having the right collaborators in key positions to accomplish the right look, and how a limited involvement in the post process can affect the original vision of the artist.
    Finally, they discuss the impact on their personal lives working in the film industry, especially in the backdrop of the recent averted strike threat by IATSE.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Danny Strong, Patricia Riggen, and Checco Varese, moderated by Matthew Woolf

    Danny Strong, Patricia Riggen, and Checco Varese, moderated by Matthew Woolf

    In this Roundtable, we welcome Writer, Creator, and Director Danny Strong, Cinematographer Checco Varese and Director of episodes 5 and 6 Patricia Riggen of the Hulu Series Dopesick.
    The conversation focuses on the responsibility of creating an episodic series covering the national opioid crisis, and how such a series helps expose the architects of this crisis, making evident the roots of such a convoluted and complicated situation.
    Among other topics, the group delves into the process building a creative team, the choices faced by a director coming into a show for specific episodes, how the Writer, Showrunner, Cinematographer and Director collaborate on an episodic series.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Bradford Young & Reed Morano

    Bradford Young & Reed Morano

    In this Film Roundtable, we welcome back two friends, Director/DP Reed Morano and Director/DP Bradford Young for a therapeutic conversation in the wake of the potential IATSE strike.
    The two go straight into the quality of life concerns that exist in our business, as well as the general culture of self-care practice being neglected or treated as an afterthought. The two discuss how the stress to deliver in an unattainable time frame puts our mental health at risk and delve into the deep inequities between above the line and below the line crew members. In addition, Reed speaks about where her allegiance lies on set, taking care of her crew, while knowing that is not always the case for everyone in her position.
    Listen and share this segment of an essential conversation that we must continue to amplify in a wider scope, so that we may begin the work of systemic change across the board.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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