I AM HEATH LEDGER is a feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger from Directors Adrian Buitenhuis & Derik Murray. Continue reading
This real-life documentary from director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami follows the every-day life of Afghan refugee Sonita Alizadeh; now living in Iran.
Horror Month – June 2015
We spoke with horror circuit legend Sean Clark.
Sean has turned being a horror fan into a full time career. As a talent agent he represents many of the biggest names in Horror for appearances/conventions. He is also an accomplished producer/writer. He produced many of the additional special features and featurettes included in the Scream Factory/Anchor Bay special edition box set Halloween Complete Collection including a specially filmed documentary with Jamie Lee Curtis.
In 2009 he co-wrote the film ‘The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond‘ which starred Danielle Harris & Robert Patrick. He produces his own series ‘Horrors Hallowed Grounds‘ where he revisits iconic Horror locations from films such as Halloween & A Nightmare On Street and also contributes to HorrorHound magazine.
“….It just started as a hobby. I went out searching for the locations from the original Halloween and when I happened upon my very first location it was like visiting a childhood home”
Birth of the Living Dead is a documentary detailing the production of the George A. Romero’s 1968 film Night of the Living Dead which is widely regarded as inventing the modern zombie genre as discussed in the film; directed by Rob Kuhns.
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Dealt is documentary about the life & works of Blind magician Richard Turner; ‘One of the world’s greatest card magicians…’
“Richard Turner’s colorful, often bizarre and always entertaining life is one a filmmaker could only dream to script, but this is not a story of fiction. Tracing all the way back to Richard’s childhood as he struggled with losing his vision, to his discovery of magic and being mentored by Dai Vernon – known as “the only man to fool Houdini” – this film will explore Richard’s seemingly impossible journey of overcoming obstacles and the relentless dedication it took to achieve his dream.“
The trend in popular documentary film-making of recent years has been the ‘shock and awe’ approach. These are almost (anti)propaganda films in their use of music, graphics and shocking images and boldly covering a wide range of provocative subjects.
It is now also an acceptable and widely used device to include the film-makers difficulties during production in the film itself. Popularised by Michael Moore & Nick Broomfield this technique even forms the basis of MTV’s ‘Catfish: The TV Show‘.
The Corporation (2003)
-A classic of the genre this film describes the concept of a corporation as a person in a way that all can understand and uses a series of well documented examples, interviews (including Moore & Noam Chomsky), excellent polished production and graphics.
Directed by Mark Achbar & Jennifer Abbott. Continue reading