Calling Soon
02.14.2015

Director Xavier Satorra talks about his world-wide film project

“A phone call can change your life forever.” That’s the tag line for “Calling Soon,” an iPhone  feature in production from Spanish director Xavier Satorra. The finished thriller will involve  the participation of mobile moviemakers from around the world. Read more

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01.30.2015

Lilith: The Making of a Novel

The book trailer for Lilith runs one minute and forty-two seconds. The creation of the book represented by the trailer consumed 13 years. That saga of creativity matches the drama of the novel. In the words of the author Ambika Devi… Read more

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10.15.2014

The story behind Haven Mitchell’s “Clothes Time” web series

There’s a story behind every interesting movie. No exception with “Clothes Time,” an animated children’s web series written and directed by Haven Mitchell. We’re pleased to have his reflections on the trailer and the valuable advice he shares.

IMTF: Haven, we’ve encountered scores of subjects in the trailers submitted to our Festival. But this is the first work featuring clothes. What inspired you to choose this topic?

HM: I’ve always been interested in animation. Most notable…Looney tunes while growing up in Oregon. I went through a lengthy divorce a while ago and found myself wondering, what are the simple things that make people happy? And I came up with the simple words…BEING APPRECIATED. I wanted to use animation and the world of “Clothes” as a metaphor for “APPRECIATION” because it will allow us to teach future generations to appreciate one another in the early stages of their lives. Read more

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12.20.2013

The Making of “Magic Bullet” by Errol Schwartz

Magic Bullet is a short-film adaptation of The Cure – a feature film script I wrote mid-2010. In the process of seeking funds for the feature film, I decided to make a short and hopefully use it to pique investor’s interest in the feature. To make this short calling card more compelling I thought, “Why not shoot it on a smartphone?” Read more