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“Black Card” Credit Photos

January 12, 2015 Double7 Images

Eric Van’t Zelfden of Lobo Jones Photography shot the portraits for the end credit sequence last Friday. Here’s a select for my “Directed by” credit.

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Selma: Official Trailer

January 1, 2015 Double Down Film Show

Ava DuVernay’s latest film “Selma” is awesome. It’s been a pleasure watching the journey from marketing maven to award-winning filmmaker, including the first African-American woman to win Best Director at Sundance (for her film “Middle of Nowhere”). “Selma” will be released wide on January 9th. In the meantime, check out our podcast interview with Ava […]

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“Black Card” Poster References

January 1, 2015 Double7 Images

All systems are go on this short film and in anticipation of a finalized press kit and initial marketing plans, we’ve begun working on a poster for the short film. Just like any part of the process, it’s crucial to pull references so you can not only spark ideas, but begin to find a common […]

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An Analysis of David Fincher. Awesome.

October 3, 2014 Stamp of Approval

David Fincher – And the Other Way is Wrong from Tony Zhou on Vimeo. No info needed. The section on “Se7en” is pure awesomeness. Fincher and Soderbergh sit at the top of my favorite director’s list these days. Check out “The Fincher Effect” after the jump!

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“Disgrace” — Vimeo Staff Pick & Then Some…

June 27, 2014 Stamp of Approval

Director Casey Modderno was a student in my NYU Narrative Workshop class in the Fall of 2012. Not even Hurricane Sandy could stop the production of his thoughtful and elegantly executed 14 minute short film, “Disgrace”. It’s always interesting to watch the evolution of my student’s work and this journey is a reminder that our […]

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Put Down That Phone, Dude (VIDEO)

April 30, 2014 Stamp of Approval

LOST MEMORIES (French, English Subtitles) from Francois Ferracci on Vimeo. This is over a year old but I just stumbled upon the video. It’s a Staff Pick by the folks over at Vimeo and a great example of how tapping into universal themes can lead to “going viral”. There’s no trusted formula for success, but […]

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