Sundance Film Festival 2018: Women in Film

Guidance on the road to gender parity in cinema, plus a film finishing fund, all courtesy of Stella Artois

Since 1973, advocacy and mentorship organization Women in Film has sought gender parity in Hollywood. From mentorship to research and even funding, they’re a gravitational force toward balance. In the last year, much necessary change has occurred in the media industries that may impact equality for the better. This includes the highly publicized #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, but other manifestations stem from several messages …

“Mudbound” Cinematographer Rachel Morrison Makes Oscar History

The first female director of photography to receive an Oscar nomination, Rachel Morrison has shattered another glass ceiling in the film industryone that’s held for 90 years. Called out for her work on “Mudbound,” Morrison has already won the New York Film Critics Circle’s cinematography award and received a few other acknowledgments. The film, which debuted at Sundance in 2017, has also landed a slew …

Sundance Film Festival 2018: New Frontier Immersive Works

VR, AR and more developments in the future of storytelling

With more than two dozen virtual and augmented reality projects, as well as exhibitions and more traditionally formatted filmic work, New Frontier commenced last week at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. In its 12th annual iteration, New Frontier and its cutting-edge roster of programming continue to be a declaration of advancements in many future-forward storytelling platforms. Much of what we have observed through New Frontier …

M83: Do It, Try It!

After its Sundance Next Fest premiere, David Wilson’s video for M83’s “Do It, Try It!” has hit the web and it’s a wondrous visual display. Following a young protagonist who feels at odds with his family and the depressing fast food restaurant surroundings, the video dives into the boy’s imaginationmaterialized through animation. The optimistic electronic disco track (released by M83 in March last year) receives …

Sundance 2017: Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Global Menu

Red Rooster's mastermind on Water.org, a Cidre cocktail, his cookbook and the forthcoming London restaurant

In addition to the quality of programming, Sundance offers invaluable access to well-known creatives. Of course, one’s mind immediately wanders to famous directors or TV stars, but at any given moment attendees can be speaking with the best composers, choreographers, editors and even chefs. At the Stella Artois Filmmaker Lounge, Red Rooster mastermind Marcus Samuelsson catered a global menudrawing inspiration for each dish from the …