5 Things to Know About “The Get Together”

If you haven’t heard, our new short film, “The Get Together,” releases tomorrow morning. Whaaaaaat?! Crazy, right? Well, before you watch it (and tell all your friends to do the same), we wanted to give you a heads up about five things…

1. Introverts will relate to it

The main emotion we tried to capture in the short is that of an introvert who feels alone at a party he can’t escape. All our main character wants is to hide away in his room until the crowd goes home for the night. But when our hero is forced to socialize, he comes to learn that he’s not the only one who feels out of place. If you are someone (or knows someone) who hates going out, we think the film will strike a chord with you.

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5 Bad Short Films from Great Directors

There’s no worse feeling for aspiring directors than spending a lot of time and energy to make a short film, only to feel that the final product didn’t live up to your expectations. It can also be really discouraging to watch an amazing movie in the theaters and sense that you’ll probably never write something as good as what you just saw.

I remember having that feeling after watching Requiem for a Dream for the first time. I wanted to make a movie that good, but I was (and am) nowhere close.

The truth is, it often seems like great directors were simply born great. But in fact, almost all directors start out by making less than perfect films, just like the rest of us. Below are five short films made by famous directors early on in their careers. Some of these, I had a hard time watching. Others were just excruciating. But they inspire me to continue learning the craft of filmmaking, and it’s my hope they’ll inspire you too.

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5 Filmmaking Websites I Check (Almost) Every Day

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got an exhaustive list of bookmarks in your web browser that you catch yourself clicking on in between thoughts at work. Maybe it’s Facebook or Slack. Maybe it’s Clickhole or your Pinterest board (I 1000% don’t have a Pinterest board so don’t look. I really hope you don’t look.) The point is, we all have go-to resources that keep us up to date on news, politics, and entertainment. But, do you have any web resources that, as a filmmaker, you check daily to add value to your career?

There are a lot of helpful websites I check from time to time, but there are only five I consider staple.

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