A Review of Jonathan Baker’s Film “Becoming Iconic”

By Vernon Nickerson By his own admission, relatively “new” Director Jonathan Baker wants a career in filmmaking and defines film as propaganda. So, I can only conclude from Jonathan Baker’s “Becoming Iconic” that Baker wants to become an iconic creator director. Jonathan Baker is a writer, producer and director has always been enthralled by smart…

Capital One City Parks Foundation Summer Stage Anywhere Presents the World Premiere of “They Still Want to Kill Us”in conjunction with Arts Organizations from around the Country

An Uncensored Aria performed and composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain Featuring mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges and directed by multimedia artist Yoram Savion Commemorating centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and marking one year since the murder of George Floyd Premiering May 25, 8PM ET at SummerStageAnywhere.org Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere is proud…

2021 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AUDIENCE ATTENDANCE

Sundance’s Largest-Ever Audience Comes Together Around Independent Storytelling   The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced attendance information for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which took place both online and in-person in 20 cities across the country from January 28 through February 3. The seven day Festival reached a total audience 2.7 times larger than at the…

2021 Sundance Film Festival Announces Additional Films

Judas and the Black Messiah, Captains of Zaatari Join World Premiere Features; Passes and Tickets on Sale Now The nonprofit Sundance Institute today adds two more world premiere feature films  to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival lineup. The 2021 Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person on Satellite…

Sundance Institute Names 2021 Momentum Fellows

New Collaboration with NBCUniversal to Support Underrepresented Filmmakers in Building Sustainable Careers Sundance Institute announced the third class of the Momentum Fellowship, a full-year program of deep, customized creative and professional support for mid-career writers and directors from underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their careers in fiction and documentary…

MoJo Signs Director Patricia Chica As She Completes Filming On ‘Montréal Girls’

MoJo Global Arts, the company founded by Morris Ruskin, Jordan Walker-Pearlman and Joseph Mellicker, has signed Canadian/El Salvadorian filmmaker Patricia Chica as production in Montreal resumes. Award-winning director Patricia Chica just wrapped  filming on Montréal Girls, a dramatic feature developed with her writing partner Kamal John Iskander and Canadian production company Objectif 9. The storyis inspired…

Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalists

2020 Screenplay Competition Winners Announcement Dates Quarterfinalists | September 15, 2020 Semifinalists | September 22, 2020 Top 12 | September 29, 2020 Awards Ceremony* | October 8, 2020 *This year’s awards ceremony will be live streamed and open to all. Please check back for more information.  Quarterfinalists Features A Splendid Place by Andy Gillies &…

Ten Nonfiction Films Combine Art, Science, Storytelling: Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund Grantees

  The nonprofit Sundance Institute and Sandbox Films, a new mission-driven documentary studio, selected and announced their latest cohort of filmmakers and projects supported by the Sundance Institute | Sandbox Fund, an initiative that elevates the voices of independent artists working at the intersection of science and nonfiction storytelling as they produce and promote work…

Carrie Lozano Joins Sundance Institute as Director, Documentary Film Program

Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker & Journalist to Lead Support of Nonfiction Field   Sundance Institute has announced that Carrie Lozano will helm its Documentary Film Program, succeeding interim Director Kristin Feeley and prior Director Tabitha Jackson. As Documentary Film Program Director, Lozano will elevate and support nonfiction filmmakers worldwide at all stages of creating and distributing…

2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: 118 FEATURE FILMS ANNOUNCED

Drawn From a Record High of 15,100 Submissions Across The Program, Including 3,853 Features, Selected Films Represent 27 Countries    The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at…

Pumpkin Power Now! A review of “A Tricky Treat”

By: Vernon Nickerson In less than four minutes of their short,” A Tricky Treat”, writer Kamal John Iskander and director Patricia Chica exquisitely capture the pure essence of the random moment of adolescent self-loathing, rage and violence directed out toward others. After viewing this film, I wondered silently if in the apocalypse will there only…