1. FilmFellas Cast 2- Webisode 9- The New Audience


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    “Recipe for Discovery” “I don’t think it’s about marketing to your demographic. It’s about making what we make as discoverable as possible so that the audience can find it,” affirms Susan in Webisode 9, the enlightening final bow for this provocative FilmFellas cast. Joe opens the discussion by suggesting that the iPhone may be the audience’s preferable tool for viewing content, since it approximates the online viewing experience. Susan highlights the differences between push marketing and pull marketing, and why she promotes the latter. Kris argues that her generation is too savvy to be seduced by advertising, while favoring the exposure to media offered by social networking sites. Joe provides an in-depth explanation of why he chose to make his new film, Alexander the Last, available to 45 million homes through Video On Demand, while simultaneously premiering it at the SXSW festival. As the cast proposes various ways films could be made discoverable online, Susan reiterates her belief that Hollywood has given up on marketing to her generation. This inspires Steve to close the discussion by reflecting on the massive door left open to filmmakers.

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    • FilmFellas Cast 2- Webisode 7- The Art of Making Money


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      “The Art of Making Money” Passions flare brighter than ever in Webisode 7, where the filmmakers grapple with the challenge of making their movies both artful and profitable. Conflict arises right at the start, as Steve and Kris argue about whether a film set should be like a “military operation” or an open “discussion.” Joe explains how his production process begins with bonding and talking among cast and crew members before the shooting schedule locks in around the third week. Steve voices his belief that every single business in America should have a television program, turning corporate entities into multimedia “gathering spaces.” Susan notes that the problem with corporate sponsors is their fear of any material considered remotely edgy. While Joe says he still intends on making his “art projects” small enough so he can continue to make money from them, Steve insists, “You make money when your video is tied to products.”

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      • FilmFellas Cast 2- Webisode 6- The Mumblecore Movement


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        "Mumbling to a Generation" Film buffs take note: Webisode 6 delves deep into the heart of Mumblecore, as cast two reveals the origin, tenor and target audience of the movement. Joe Swanberg, Susan Buice and Kris Swanberg reminisce about their experience at South By Southwest in 2005, where four different filmmakers came with similar projects that inspired the press to dub them "Mumblecore." Steve Weiss argues that Hollywood's missed the boat by not marketing films that speak to the current generation. Though all three young filmmakers insist that they only create art for themselves, Steve eventually gets them to reveal their own use of focus groups, comprised of close friends and festival audiences. "If you fail to communicate, then you've failed as an artist," Susan concludes.

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        • FilmFellas Cast 2- Webisode 5- The Film Generation


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          “Talkin' About Your Film Generation” In Webisode 5, cast two has arrived for dinner to discuss their work, which has deeply resonanted with the new generation. Susan Buice reveals what she's learned from directing her web series, as well as her film Four Eyed Monsters. Kris Swanberg, director of Young American Bodies, breaks down her theory of creating something you love. Whether it's ice cream or cinema, you are only going to make the flavors that you like. Kissing on the Mouth director Joe Swanberg reminds the group that filmmaking is not always about making money, and Steve Weiss is back to converse about different generations of indie filmmaking. This cast of FilmFellas is ready to dig into the center of this new film movement. The webisode series explores directing styles, Mumblecore, various kinds of distribution, making a living as a filmmaker, business models for the internet, and why artists do what they do. You do not want to miss out!

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          • Marriage Material


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            Emily and Andrew, a young couple living in Memphis, agree to babysit their friend's 7-month-old for a day. The experience causes them to examine their own relationship and their feelings about marriage and children. produced, directed and edited by Joe Swanberg photoghraphed by Adam Wingard sound mix by John Bosch written by and starring Kentucker Audley Caroline White Joe Swanberg Kris Swanberg Jude Swanberg Adam Wingard Amanda Crawford running time: 55 minutes http://www.factorytwentyfive.com/joe-swanberg-collected-films-2/

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            • FilmFellas Cast 2- Webisode 8- Challenging Hollywood


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              “System of a Breakdown” “We just had a forty minute discussion about what we love. Now we’re talking about money!” asserts Steve in Webisode 8, which focuses on the current breakdown of studio systems claiming to distribute “independent films.” Joe opens the discussion by admitting that he doesn’t care where audiences see his films, whether they be in theaters or online. Steve and Susan argue about what should be the first priority of filmmakers: making great art or creating a business model. The debate turns toward studios, as the cast asks who’s freaking out during the economic crisis: Hollywood or independent filmmakers? Joe succinctly offers his view by explaining that it’s the specialty divisions of mainstream studios designed to make “independent films” that are being destroyed. The cast also discusses how the site “quarterlife” attempted and failed to speak to the current generation by misinterpreting the Mumblecore phenomenon.

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              • FilmFellas Cast 2 Trailer


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                Here is a preview of what to expect with FilmFellas cast 2 it's going to be a wild ride starting March 1st.

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                • V/H/S | Video Interview


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                  V/H/S Video Interview with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, Chad Villella & Justin Martinez (Radio Silence), Ti West & Joe Swanberg, Glenn McQuaid, Simon Barrett & Adam Wingard, and David Bruckner at SXSW FILM 2012 in Austin, TX.

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                  • All the Light in the Sky - Trailer VOD


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                    Jane Adams is an actress living in a house precariously perched above the beach in Malibu. Her age exempts her from more and more acting opportunities. That’s when her young, aspiring-actress niece arrives for a weekend stay - a weekend filled with confronting fears, burgeoning relationships, and navigating life in the early 21st century. ON VOD and iTunes: DECEMBER 3rd Opens in Chicago: November 29th Opens in NYC December 20th "This is Swanberg’s most accessible work to date." -Andrew Barker, Variety "Adams delivers a blatantly personal, warts-and-all performance" -Eric Kohn, Indiewire "All The Light In The Sky captures: a brilliant, simple snapshot – purely authentic and unadulterated." -Matt Williams, Nashville Review

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                    • Fauxtograph - Joe and Adam Ghostface


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                      Amongst the alleyways of Thessaloniki, Greece Adam teaches us how to take a ghostly picture.

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