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Ep 327: Cara Buckley / Simon Kilmurry / Thelma Adams
by Adam Schartoff
December 24th, 2015

The New York Times’ carpetbagger Cara Buckley discusses award season, working at the Times, and more; Simon Kilmurry talks about his work at POV and his recent transition to the IDA; and Thelma Adams on a career in writing about film & a new book coming out in 2016.

Ep 326: Henry Rollins / Takeshi Fukunaga & Donari Braxton / Vanessa Block
by Adam Schartoff
December 17th, 2015

Guests include the outspoken Henry Rollins who is the star of a new indie film, He Never Died which opens Friday; director Takeshi Fukunaga & writer/producer Donari Braxton’s feature film, Out of My Hand, has the distinction of being the first film distributed by Ava DuVernay’s new company Array; Vanessa Block’s short film, The Testimony, has been shortlisted for an Oscar.

Announcing the 2015 Rooftop Filmmaker’s Fund Grantees!
by Dominic Davis
December 10th, 2015

And the 2015 Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Grantees are:

Join the Rooftop Films Team!
by Maria Rhodes
December 9th, 2015

Want to learn more about how a film festival works? Well, you sure are in luck because we are now accepting interns for the spring semester.

Ep 325: Michael Imperioli / Brian Posehn
by Adam Schartoff
December 9th, 2015

Actor Michael Imperioli (Goodfellas, The Sopranos) discusses a new film he’s in, The Wannabe. Comedian Brian Posehn (Mr. Show, The Sarah Silverman Show) discusses starring in his feature comedy/drama, Uncle Nick. Both films are currently in theaters and streaming on demand.

Ep 324: Kent Jones / Charles Poekel
by Adam Schartoff
December 1st, 2015

Kent Jones, the director of a new documentary based on the best selling book Hitchcock by Truffaut: A Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock, is the first guest. Kent’s film which is being distributed by the Cohen Media Group, is opening at Film Forum and Lincoln Plaza Cinema in NYC on Wednesday, December 2nd. After that, director Charles Poekel who discusses his first feature called Christmas, Again. Poekel’s film is having its theatrical engagement at MoMA beginning Thursday, December 3rd then goes on digital platforms on Friday, December 4th.

LET US ANSWER YOUR 2016 SUBMISSIONS QUESTIONS!
by Dominic Davis
November 25th, 2015

Answers to some of the most common submission questions to help ease the submission process!

Ep 323: Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein & Scott Glosserman / Bernardo Ruiz
by Adam Schartoff
November 22nd, 2015

Actress Zoe Lister-Jones and filmmaker Daryl Wein are distributing their new movie, Consumed, with Gathr Films. The two joi me along with Gathr’s founder & CEO, Scott Glosserman. Also returning to the podcast, documentary filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz (Reportero) with his new film Kingdom of Shadows, now in theaters.

Ep 322: Christopher Abbott & Josh Mond / Gregg Turkington & Rick Alverson
by Adam Schartoff
November 14th, 2015

In this episode of the podcast: from the latest Borderline Films film James White, Josh Mond & his lead actor Christopher Abbott; also director of the new comedy, Entertainment, Rick Alverson returns to the podcast with his leading man, the comedian Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger).

Ep 321: Tom DiCillo / David Shapiro
by Adam Schartoff
November 10th, 2015

Tom DiCillo (Living in Oblivion, Delirious) is back with a new film, a documentary, called Down in Shadowland which is having a few screenings around NYC; documentary filmmaker David Shapiro’s new documentary, Missing People, has two screenings at DOC NYC in the coming days.

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