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Indie Film Academy™ #32: Horror Filmmaking Masterclass with Danny Draven


Indie Film Academy™ interviews author Danny Draven about horror filmmaking. See the interview below.   For more from Danny Draven, see his book The Filmmaker’s Book of the Dead!

Atonement (2007), adapted from Ian McEwan’s novel by the same name and directed by Joe Wright

Interview with Tim Bevan of Working Title Films: What a film producer does


The following is an excerpt from an interview with Tim Bevan featured in FilmCraft:Producing. In commercial terms, Working Title Films, the production company that Tim Bevan helped found and co-chairs, is the most successful UK outfit of its generation. From Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) to Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), Notting Hill (1999), and…

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An Interview with Luc Dimick


What compelled you to start a career in art? It was the only thing I was good at as a kid. I remember my mom saying, “Luc, you are pretty good at this art thing, you should be a graphic designer, that’s the only way you’ll make any money.” What was the first piece of…


Interview with Stuart Craig


The following is an interview with Stuart Craig in FilmCraft: Production Design. Craig is best known for designing The Elephant Man, Gandhi, The English Patient, and the entirety of the Harry Potter series. “You have to be pretty stubborn in this job. You’re forced into compromising situations all the time. You have to be really tough…

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Interview with David Hare: Screenwriter of The Reader and The Hours


“When I talk to the young I say, ‘Things are always worth trying.’ I don’t think there’s anything more exciting in life than discovering a gift you didn’t know you had. And it might have gone undiscovered.” About David Hare Heralded as a playwright, screenwriter, and director, Sir David Hare has enjoyed a professional career…

Stephen Mirrione

Interview with editor Stephen Mirrione


The following is an excerpt from an interview with Stephen Mirrione. Winning the Academy Award for editing Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic (2000), Mirrione’s portfolio includes Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Ocean’s Thirteen (2007), and The Informant! (2009). He has also edited Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 21 Grams (2003), Babel (2006, with Douglas Crise), and Biutiful (2010); George…

Dion Beebe

Cinematography: Interview with Dion Beebe


Born in Australia but raised in South Africa, Dion Beebe returned to Australia to study cinematography at the Australian Film Television and Radio School from 1987 to 1989. He started his career in features shooting Alison Maclean’s Crush in 1992, moving onto other notable local films including Clara Law’s Floating Life (1996), John Curran’s Praise…

Christopher Doyle

Interview with Cinematographer Christopher Doyle


The following is an excerpt from an interview with Christopher Doyle in FilmCraft: Cinematography. One of the world’s most audacious and brilliant cinematographers, Christopher Doyle was born in 1952 in Australia, but has spent most of his professional life in Asia. Prior to his first DP job in 1983, he had worked as an oil…

Steve Skrovan

Five Minutes with Comedy Genius Steve Skrovan


We figured Steve Skrovan, the multi-hyphenate producer-actor- writer- director-comedian, would have some insights for our readers, and we certainly were correct on that front.   My favorite movie is… Dr. Strangelove, a funny, biting satire on a big subject that is still relevant 50 years later. The most important quality in a filmmaker is… the ability…

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