Just prior to the release of "Ralph Breaks the Internet" we had a quick chat with Michelle Robinson who was the “Character Look Development Supervisor” for the movie. Michelle has a long history with Disney Animation and has worked on some of their best films including Bolt, Tangled, Zootopia, and Frozen
During the "Eighth Grade" festival run, we had the chance to talk to Youtube personality, turned stand-up comedian, turned Writer/Director, Bo Burnham, about the inspiration behind this wonderful movie, and how his own experiences and opinions on social media are reflected in the lead character.
The day after screening "Super Troopers 2" for an early audience in Phoenix, we sat down with the guys of Broken Lizard, the minds behind "Club Dread", "Beerfest", and "Super Troopers." We asked about their experiences bringing a comedic sequel to the screen nearly two decades after the original, and how it was all because of a successfull crowd funding campaign that hit it's first goal in only 24 hours.
Recently, fellow Cinema File Dan Silva was able to speak with "Peter Rabbit" Composer, Dominic Lewis. Dominic is currently scoring the third season of Amazon's "The Man in High Castle." He has composed scores for a number of movies and TV shows, including the new "Ductales", Sony's "Rough NIght" and "Fist Fight" In addition to this he's contributed to scores for "How to Train Your Dragon", "Wreck-it Ralph", and "Captain America: Winter Soldier"
We catch up with composer Ben Lovett just before the 2017 TIFF premier of "The Ritual" (Now available on Netflix) Ben is best known for his score on Magnolia Pictures’ “The Signal,” which received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. He has also scored the Duplass Brothers’ thriller “Black Rock,” and Magnolia Pictures’ sci-fi noir “Synchronicity”
“12 Strong” is based on the TRUE story, of a 12-man team sent to Afghanistan mere WEEKS after 9/11. I along, with a few of my colleagues, was given the chance to sit down talk with the two, real life, ex-special forces, whom the lead characters are based on, Bob Pennington and Mark Nutsch.
Actor, Academy Nominated writer and now director, Jason Hall was in Phoenix last week promoting his upcoming film “Thank you for Your Service” While here, we spoke with him about his process as a screenwriter, why he felt the importance of making this film, and his particular attention to detail as a director.
Last week I sat down with NYT bestselling author, Jeannette Walls to chat about “The Glass Castle”, a new film based on a book she penned about her experiences growing up in poverty. While her story is quite engaging, it pales in comparison to the enchanting presence Jeannette has in person. It’s not a word I use often, but “vivacious” is the perfect description for her. Our ten minutes together blew by as we discussed the impact her youth had on her adult life, and how well the film...
Shortly before the wide release of the inspiring documentary “STEP” I was part of a round-table discussion with Writer/Director Amanda Lipitz, Director of College Counselling Paula Dofat, Step Team Coach Gari McIntryre, and three of the Lethal Ladies of BLSYW(Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women), Tayla Solomon, Blessin Giraldo, and Cori Grainger. The ladies had plenty to say about their their experiences during the documentary which filmed most of their teenage years, and what...
On the night of March 13th, 1997 two major UFO sightings occurred over Phoenix. Collectively they have been known has “The Phoenix Lights” The first was a massive V-shaped object that blocked out the stars as it flew overhead. It traveled southeast from Prescott, over Phoenix, and then down past Tucson. Later that same evening, a formation of large shimmering lights hung over the Estrella mountains to the southwest of Phoenix. This has become the most widely seen and documented UFO sightings...
Last week we caught up with the multitalented comedian, Demetri Martin, at a small cafe just outside of the Phoenix Film Festival. That night his film “DEAN”, which he wrote, directed, and starred in, would be screening at the festival. We chatted about his experiences as a first-time director and some of the more interesting and risky elements that made his film stand out.
With the new Ghost in the Shell live-action film coming out, I jumped at the chance to interview Chin Han, the actor portraying Togusa. Depending on the version of Ghost you prefer, Togusa is the “most human” of the Section 9 officers that work alongside The Major. Chin was recently named one of Asia’s 25 greatest actors of all time by CNNgo and has played a role in a variety of major films and TV shows including Marco Polo, Captain America:The Winter Soldier, Independence Day: Resurgence,...
We chat with Monte Yazzie, Programming Director for the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival about what to expect from the upcoming 2017 Phoenix Film Festival.(April 6th-13th) Plus, follow the link below for a chance to win a pair of FLEX PASSES! Enter to win: http://wp.me/p6Xbkq-1y1 2017 Phoenix Film Festival Schedule: http://www.phoenixfilmfestival.com/the-films/
We sit down with Director John Madden and discuss his latest film, "Miss Sloane." You may recognize Madden from his previous movies such as “The Debt”, “Proof”, and “Shakespeare in Love” Madden talks about his collaboration process with the writer on this brilliant script, and what makes the title character so fascinating.
In this roundtable interview, Haley Lu Richardson shares what makes "The Edge of Seventeen" feel so authentic, if she believes "All's fair in love and War," and what her favorite teen movie is. (The answer may surprise you!)
We talk with four of the cast members from Linklater's latest film "Everybody Wants Some!!" Both the film, and this interview, were a blast! We discuss how much of their onscreen friendship is real and some of the philosophy behind their characters.
We spend a few minutes chatting with Jason Carney, director of the Phoenix Film Festival for over a decade. Jason lets us know what new and exciting things are in store for this year's Film Fest! (April 7th-14th)