Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

Greetings from Hollywood.

It's been an amazing two weeks at the Hollyshorts Film Festival.  Not only did Stage 32 help program a number of the informative and inspirational panels at the festival, but last night we had the LA premiere screening of our Short Film Program.  7 Stage 32 filmmakers had their films shown to a crowd peppered with industry executives.  The response was overwhelmingly positive and many of our filmmakers walked away with meetings and further interest in developing their films into features.  A rewarding evening to be sure.

So let's keep that momentum going by sharing some inspirational content.  First, staying on message, I have a video featuring Annabelle director David F. Sandberg.  At the start of his career, David filmed many shorts and has made no bones about the fact that those films served as calling cards.  This is a must watch, in my opinion.

Next, I have a look at how Steven Spielberg effectively introduces memorable characters in his films.  This is one entertaining watch as well.

So brew some java, settle in, and enjoy the content!

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Have a fantastic Sunday!



Storyteller Series - David F Sandberg 


Spielberg - How to Introduce Characters


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