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Haley’s confidence and humor made her a standout during auditions, and her razor focus and commitment to her role saw her through a very demanding shoot. We’re looking forward to seeing what she does next… hopefully another film with us!

We sat her down a while back to talk about her experience shooting Avarice. Give it a watch and see for yourself; her infectious charm will get all up in your sinuses making you sneeze rainbow glitter. It’s awesome! We also asked her a few more questions outside the video about acting and her experience directing her first short film, Friends ‘Till the End.

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Here are the five most read posts this past month:

  1. 3 Ways the Hunger Games Movie Will Ruin the Books (Beware: SPOILERS)
  2. 3 First-Time Producer Mistakes
  3. If You Love Movies, Don’t Marry a Filmmaker
  4. Feeling Like a No Talent Hack? This Won’t Help.
  5. 3 Tips for Directing Children

And here are the underdogs, five great posts that fell through the cracks:

  1. 5 Ways to Escape the Chaos
  2. Tutorial: How to Create a Light Glint Effect
  3. Why Silent Films Have Such a Loud Voice
  4. Wardrobe on a Shoestring Budget
  5. Top 10 Hard Lessons Learned While Shooting The Glass

Enjoy, and we’ll see you next week!

Working with kids can seem overwhelming at first, but as long as you figure out what makes them tick and learn about their little worlds, it’s not quite so difficult. Continue Reading…

Many of us who rallied behind Jason Russell and Invisible Children, who found a spark of hope for the world in Kony 2012, now face the difficult task of reconciling our zeal for the aforementioned and the tragic event that unfolded this past Thursday.

Coincidentally, that same day my good friend and collaborator Kent Smith was defending his support of Kony 2012, and had these very wise words that, now more than ever, seem necessary to share:

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[16:9] Kony 2012

Dan Baker —  March 14, 2012

Project 16:9 features films with a destination, whether it be an awareness driven documentary or a question-raising narrative. Right or wrong, these films have a destination clearly in mind.

Let’s make Joseph Kony famous!

I saw it first here: Derek Webb re-tweeting Jason Bateman. Within minutes, Facebook was ablaze with Kony fever. At 93-million views on YouTube and Vimeo as of this writing, filmmakers and advocates Invisible Children seem well on their way to making Joseph Kony the most talked about man on the planet. Continue Reading…