10 classic movies that you pretend to have watched, but actually never seen

This 2017 new year is supposed to be a turning point about audiovisual entertainment. Sounds pretty interesting for the new artistic possibilities. More ideas, more liberties and a lot of potential new projects. In 2009, James Cameron had already initiated this process with Avatar in Imax 3D, he totally changed the way to watch a […]

Blade Runner: A beautiful, Horrible Future

Any great science fiction story will be layered with important contemporary issues, either subtly or overtly and Blade Runner is no exception. With Blade Runner 2049 releasing in October of this year lets take a look back at the original film. We will look at the themes and messages and their relevance in today’s world. […]

4 Tips for Success on Film Sets

Congratulations you have followed through with your goals and landed a job on a film set! You may be a carpenter, grip, set decorator, or even a camera assistant but what sort of etiquette is expected of you? Your first few times on set will be exciting and daunting, you may be so overwhelmed that […]

Film Marketing Essentials – 5 Tips To Sell Your Film

I’m writing from Berlin, scratching my head about film marketing. I’m sitting in my hotel room after a hectic first day of the European Film Market. I’ve spent the day on the busy trading floors of the Martin Gropius Bau and the crowded hotel lobbies of the Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton and the Marriot. Here’s the common […]

Canadian Directors to Keep on Your Radar

In an ever changing industry that has been dominated for so long by American hollywood us Canadians are hungrier than ever to consume content that comes from home. Many Canadian filmgoers will know the more popular northern filmmakers like Cronenberg but how are we supposed to identify the directors not in the spotlight?  As Canadians […]

7 Feminist Films To Keep The Women’s March Going

People voted, then people rallied, and people voted, and people expressed their anger and their wish to live dignified lives, no matter what those in power are expressing and enforcing. While there is a great and necessary history of protests to maintain in the troubled and troubling times that we are going through, this momentum […]

Virtual Body Horror: An eXistenZ Retrospective

  With the recent rise in popularity of virtual reality gaming lets take a look at a film that touched on this new form of entertainment almost two decades ago. eXistenZ is a 1999 Canadian science fiction film written, produced and directed by David Cronenberg. The film stars Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh and features […]

10 Filmmakers You Must Follow On Social Media

There’s no getting around it: independent filmmakers who want to make it in the 21st century need to have a fabulous social media presence. The trick is that you can’t make it all about your project. Shoving your projects down people’s throats -while tempting, for the impatient among us- won’t be effective. Why’s that? Because […]

5 Ways Your Score Could be Holding You Back from an Award

It’s true what they say. First impressions count. Sight is the primary sense and it takes just moments to make a judgement call. As humans, we’re exceptionally good at this. You judged this article within minutes of seeing the image and title. (I’m delighted you’ve read this far. Stay with me. It gets better.) Film […]

5 Things Elliot Grove Learned in 2016

Christmas Eve and things might be quietening down. If you live in the north of England we hear that you’re being battered by storm Barbara. I hope you are safe and sound. A quarter century since starting Raindance I’m still learning big lessons. And 2016 was no different. Did I learn some big ones in […]