Archive for the ‘Filmmaker Interview’ Category

by Kat Candler
September 19th, 2011

A few things I’ve learned over the years from going into “pitch” meetings.

by Kat Candler
September 17th, 2011

Just as Kanye West arrived in Austin to play ACL, I arrived in NYC to kick some serious IFP ass. Well, I hope, anyway. We’ll see how that ass kicking goes.

by Kat Candler
September 16th, 2011

The week leading up to my 7am departure tomorrow morning has been nothing but insane.

by Kathryn Tam
August 16th, 2011

WORLD’S BEST DAD tells the story of two brothers who haven’t seen each other since their father passed away reuniting to send their fathers ashes into space. Meet the filmmaker Joshua Gross and see what he has to say about family, americana and making a movie on the road.

by Cressida Greening
August 10th, 2011

On August 10 Rooftop is screening the stunning documentary, ‘At The Edge of Russia.’.The film follows six soldiers stationed in one of Russia’s furthest northern outposts. We spoke to director Michal Marczak about realising the film and found out what it’s like to live and work at -40 degrees.

by Cressida Greening
August 8th, 2011

“Super There Will Be Blood” was one of the short films screened last Saturday at the Kill Screem Videogame Film Festival. It’s a hilarious one-minute long condensed version of Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic 2007 film There Will Be Blood, reimagined as an 8Bit nintendo game. Rooftop spoke to the filmmakers Adam & Owen of Tomfoolery Pictures about cinema, videogames and iconography and how they managed to bring this all together.

by Cressida Greening
August 4th, 2011

We spoke to filmmaker Martina Amati, whose beautifully composed ‘I Do Air’ we will be screening as part of our ‘Nothing As It Seems’ series this Friday at Solar One.

by Cressida Greening
August 3rd, 2011

Despite being only 9 minutes in length, ‘Disappearance’, which is being shown this Friday as part of our Nothing As It Seems series of shorts, packs every second with goosebump-inducing, spine-chillingness while maintaining an underlying sense of mystery throughout.

by Cressida Greening
August 2nd, 2011

Last Saturday Rooftop screened an excerpt from the film Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, a documentary about Notch and the others behind the gaming phenomenon of Minecraft.efore the screening we had the chance to speak to Paul Owens of 2Player Productions about the process behind making the documentary as well as about his feelings about gaming culture in general.

by Cressida Greening
July 25th, 2011

We spoke to director Robert Greene, whose documentary “Fake It So Real” will be screened this Thursday at Crown Vic, about how he came to make the film and why he believes pro-wrestling is so often over looked as both an art form and a sport.

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