Daniel Garber talks with Raindance founder Elliot Grove

Posted in Canada, Movies, UK by CulturalMining.com on March 3, 2017

Elliot Grove, RaindanceHi, this is Daniel Garber at the Movies for culturalmining.com and CIUT 89.5 FM.

Movies look so easy on the screen, but the trip from story to  script to finished product is Elliot Grove Sundancelong and arduous. So how do you do it? How do you break into the film industry?

You may have heard of the festival called Raindance. Based in London, Elliot Grove RaindanceRaindance is a combination of movies, courses, lectures and networking, a veritable indie hub for aspiring actors, writers and filmmakers. It’s where many new players turn to learn the ropes of filmmaking.

Founded in 1993 it is the work of author and filmmaker Elliot Grove, who is in Toronto for two weeks of intensive panels on pitching, writing and selling films.

I spoke with Elliot Grove in studio at CIUT.

 

Daniel Garber talks with Kelly McCormack and Alec Toller about their new film PLAY: THE FILM

Posted in comedy, Cultural Mining, Movies, Uncategorized by CulturalMining.com on March 21, 2014
This is Daniel Garber at the Movies for culturalmining.com and CIUT 89.5 FM. 
 
Toller McCormack Play the MovieOK folks, listen closely: there’s a new movie, called Play: the Film starring “play” actors who play actors in a play.

Got that? The screenplay was written by an actor (Kelly McCormack) who plays an actor in the movie. But, in the movie, the play is written by two other actors, and the final version by the director — that’s the director in the movie, not the movie’s Play the Film Posterdirector (Alec Toller). And the play’s director rewrites the script because he wants to turn it into a TV movie. So an actor takes revenge.
Understand? I didn’t think so. But don’t worry.
Play: the Film is premiering this Saturday at 4:15 pm at the Royal Cinema as part of the Canadian Film Festival. I speak with the movie’s writer-producer-actor Kelly McCormack and director Alec Toller who explain it all…
UPDATE: PLAY: the Film won “People’s Pick for Best Flick” at the Canadian Film Fest!
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