New Films in Production, v.2

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#454 Post by Big Ben » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:35 pm


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

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Re: New Films in (Pre-)Production, v.2

#457 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:59 am

I was surprised to find that there isn't a Hal Hartley thread, so I guess I'll post this here, rather than getting buried in the crowd-funding thread.

Currently running a Kickstarter campaign (over the xmas period seems a little risky, but when's a good time to fund a film I guess) for what will hopefully end up being his first feature-length film since Ned Rifle, Hartley's just posted one in a series of short video interviews, this time turning the camera on himself. Here, talking less about the film in question, Where to Land, and more about his filmmaking process over the years, and how it's maybe changed in recent times. Given the cast involved, it has a lot of potential.

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Re: New Films in (Pre-)Production, v.2

#458 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:48 am

Hal Hartley sent an email yesterday that adds a bittersweet note to what, sadly, is currently looking like a failed crowd-funding effort.
Where To Land is likely to be my last independently financed film. Times change, technology changes, tastes change. There are no longer many avenues open to filmmakers who want to support themselves by their craft and whose interests are outside the corporately manufactured and heavily mass marketed mainstream entertainment models (some of which I quite enjoy, by the way).

But my interests have always been elsewhere. And I have been lucky enough to connect with a sizable audience around the world, like you, who share those interests.

This Kickstarter crowdsourcing service has allowed me, late in my career, to make new work (Ned Rifle, 2014) and restore my old work (The Henry Fool Trilogy, The Long Island Trilogy, Surviving Desire & Company), making it available for the first time in years, subtitled in five languages.

This is an actual alternative to the corporate model described above. And I’m eager to give it one more solid shot and produce something well-made and meaningful on its own terms before rolling up my sleeves and figuring out what to do with the rest of my life.

If you haven’t already, please consider backing my Kickstarter for Where To Land and help me spread the word to people who, for instance, might like to receive credit as Executive or Associate Producer of a legitimate feature length motion picture likely to gain significant worldwide attention.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I’ve always made movies so I could share what I loved about the world around me with the people around me—and, also to express what I feared losing in that world.

Where To Land gets closer to this than anything I’ve ever done.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#459 Post by dda1996a » Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:20 am

It is sad, especially as someone who backed this and the last Kickstarter he had, and I hope some unknown force (or a very rich person) comes and chips in for the film to be funded.
Those words of his are kind of scary for a current film student though...


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#461 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:55 pm

Melanie Laurent to write and direct The Mad Woman's Ball, an intriguing-sounding period thriller:
The story of “The Mad Women’s Ball” takes place at the end of the 19th century in Paris, at a time when women deemed too rebellious or difficult were frequently labeled as insane and institutionalized. The action unfolds at the Salpêtrière hospital where these women diagnosed with different kinds of nervous system disorders were confined and put under the supervision of neurologists such as Jean-Martin Charcot. Each year, a prestigious ball was organized with the patients and attracted the Parisian elite; it was a place to see and be seen.

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[Producer Alain] Goldman said “The Mad Women’s Ball” will be lushly lensed and have a sophisticated visual style to reflect the 19th’s aesthetic. The producer cited “Eyes Wide Shut” as an inspiration for the film’s tone and atmosphere, weaving thriller and mystery.

“The Mad Women’s Ball” is currently in development and Laurent will soon be starting to write the adaptation. The film might shoot in French or English.


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#465 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:11 pm

Bradley Cooper will co-write, direct, and star in a Leonard Bernstein biopic for Netflix, which reportedly focuses on Bernstein's relationship with his wife, Felicia Montealegre. Like The Irishman, the film was previously at Paramount (with Scorsese tapped to direct before he decided to commit to The Irishman) until Netflix bought the rights.


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#467 Post by knives » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:43 pm

Hopefully it will be better than those awful ads I've been seeing all over the T-stops.

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