Hey friends, Amy and I are doing a panel today at noon with Eran Lobel and Kristen Kearns of ELEMENT on budgeting and filming during a pandemic as part of the Mass Media Expo this week that our pals at Massachusetts Production Coalition are hosting. Info below.
In this environment not only has work on set changed significantly, but so has the planning, budget, and compromises required to implement Covid safety protocols and best practices to mitigate risk. From pre-production and scheduling to physical production, each consideration ties to a dollar amount...
The second-largest cinema chain in America is likely to close indefinitely all its U.S. locations, after reopening in August, according to a person familiar with the plans, escalating the pandemic-driven crisis faced by the entertainment industry.
“You believe there’s a better chance that 53-year-old Tim Wakefield could give the Red Sox five good innings right now than most of their starting rotation could, and he should wear his spikes to the NESN studios just in case he’s called upon.”
Wow this hidden gem, WANDA, is excellent and it's currently streaming on Criterion Channel.
It’s a shame Barbara Loden didn’t get to direct more films as she died far too young.
A four person crew and excellent filmmaking and I dig her take on filmmaking, “I really hate slick pictures... they’re too perfect to be believable. I don’t mean just the look. I mean in the rhythm, the cutting, the music-everything. The slicker the technique is the slicker the content becomes, until everything turns into Formica, including the people.” https://www.criterion.com/films/29450-wanda
With her first and only feature film—a hard-luck drama she wrote, directed, and starred in—Barbara Loden turned in a groundbreaking work of American independent cinema, bringing to life a kind of character seldom seen on-screen. Set amid a soot-choked Pennsylvania landscape, and shot in an inten...
Some of the feature films we've been a part of ...
UNTITLED ALEXANDER PAYNE FILM, directed by Alexander Payne, starring Mads Mikkelsen. Pre-production and scheduled to film in Denmark, Sweden, Canada and the US.
KNIVES OUT, directed by Rian Johnson, starring Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Jame Lee Curtis, Lakeith Stanfield, and Christopher Plummer. Nominated for three Golden Globes and one Academy Award.
SOUND OF METAL, directed by Darius Marder, starring Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke. Recently finished photography in Boston. In Post Production.
EXTREMELY WICKED, SHOCKINGLY EVIL AND VILE, directed by Joe Berlinger, starring Zac Efron, Lily Collins, John Malkovich, Haley Joel Osmont, Dylan Baker, James Hetfield (yes the one from Metallica! ) and Amy Greene ! Premieres at Sundance 2019.
LEAVE NO TRACE directed by Debra Granik, starring Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie. Nominated for Best Picture at the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards. Premiered at Sundance and Internationally Premiered at Cannes 2018. *Won Best Picture Audience Award at the New Hampshire Film Festival 2018.
ALL CREATURES HERE BELOW directed by Collin Schiffli, starring David Dastmalchian and Karen Gillan. *Won Best Picture Audience Award at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival in 2018. Coming to a theater near you in May 2019.
THE LOVERS directed by Aza Jacobs, starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts. Nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 2018 Independent Spirit Awards. Distributed by A24.
WOODSHOCK directed by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, starring Kirsten Dunst. Premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Distributed by A24.
TRUTH directed by James Vanderbilt, starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Elisabeth Moss & Dennis Quaid.
DOLL & EM directed by Aza Jacobs Currently playing on the HBO.
CHRONIC directed by Michel Franco starring Tim Roth and Sarah Sutherland. Nominated for Best Picture at the 2016 Independent Spirit Awards. *Won Best Screenplay at CANNES 2015.
LOW DOWN directed by Jeff Preiss, starring Elle Fanning, John Hawkes, Glenn Close & Flea *Won Best Film at NH Flm Festival and Best Cinematography at Sundance 2014.
NINA directed by Cynthia Mort, starring Zoe Saldana & David Oyelowo.
TERRI directed by Aza Jacobs, starring John C Reilly & Jacob Wysocki. *Roger Ebert gave the film 4 out of 4 stars claiming it one of the best films of 2011.
THE FUTURE directed by Miranda July. DON MCKAY directed by Jake Goldberger.
ME & YOU & EVERYONE WE KNOW directed by Miranda July. *Won Special Jury Prize at 2005 Sundance Film Festival. *Won Caméra d'Or at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
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"Sound of Metal" won the Oscar for Best Sound and for Best Achievement in Film Editing at the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles Sunday.
It's a film that Portsmouth residents Chris Stinson and Amy Greene of LIVE FREE OR DIE FILMS worked on bringing to the screen for years and served as producers for during its filming in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
The pair celebrated in NYC.
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Two Portsmouth residents who worked on the Oscar-nominated film “Sound of Metal” say that New Hampshire has the potential to take advantage of the booming film industry just south of its border. LIVE FREE OR DIE FILMS
I want to Thank Live Free or Die films for my famous cup from the movie Knives out, I will treasure this Cup, Also thank you for a great night out at the Delta Dentil Ball Park to watch the Awesome movie Knives Out! It was good to get the inside view from Amy’s experience in the movie! We would love to do this again. A Big Shout to Livefreeordiefilms.com! ❤️❤️
Don't let #FOMO set in! Head up north to Portsmouth, NH for Bringing Hollywood Home: A Conversation with Chris Stinson & Amy Greene from LIVE FREE OR DIE FILMS. They'll share their journey to Hollywood and discuss their mission and efforts to bring production to New Hampshire and the New England region. Don't miss a fun opportunity to meet Chris and Amy and network with other local filmmakers who are making a difference in the Granite State. The panel will be followed by a Q&A and time to network. Light refreshments served. Hosted by WIFVNE State Chair Christine Altan at WSCA Radio. See you there!
Join Women in Film and Video: New England on Saturday, February 29th at 2 p.m. on the Button Factory Stage for a conversation with New Hampshire natives Chris Stinson & Amy Greene of LIVE FREE OR DIE FILMS, an independent feature film production company. Amy and Chris recently served as production managers on the Oscar-nominated Knives Out Movie.
Seeking internships? Or looking to hire interns?
We are seeking a Regional Insider's Guide Intern (http://bit.ly/31MOmOw), the LIVE FREE OR DIE FILMS in Portsmouth is looking for a Film Production Intern (http://bit.ly/2ONYv8a), and HAVEN NH in Portsmouth has an opening for a Marketing and Communications Intern (http://bit.ly/2UN1q4U).
Use NHInternships.com to post your open (high school, college and post-grad) internships, apprenticeships, and clinical opportunities.
LIVE FREE OR DIE FILMS' Chris Stinson of Portsmouth (and a native of the Capital City), who recently worked as a production manager on the Oscar-nominated film “Knives Out” with partner Amy Greene, says New Hampshire is a great place for aspiring and working filmmakers.🙌
Read all about how NH inspires, not only Stinson, but Oyster River alum Rob Eggers (remember Oyster River Players and the Edwin Booth?) and Matt Renner, who grew up in Durham.🎥
With props to Red River Theatres and the New Hampshire Film Festival.
Check out this post from our friends over at LIVE FREE OR DIE FILMS! What movie had YOUR favorite score? Let us know in the comment section down below!
Going through storage stuff, making room for the kiddo, and found this on a old bin! 😎