The National Board of Review Announces 2015 Student Grant Winners

THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW ANNOUNCES 2015 STUDENT GRANT WINNERS New York, NY (July 6, 2015) – The National Board of Review announced today that it will be awarding grant money through the organization’s annual Student Grant Program to 23 filmmakers, including nine graduate students and fourteen undergraduate students. These schools include Brooklyn College, City […]

The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger – Directed by Michael Litwak

The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger is a short Action/Adventure film about a young couple on the run. Dinosaurs have invaded Earth but neither Tommy nor Stacey care anymore, now that they’ve met each other. They escape the war, but whether they dive to the bottom of the ocean or fly to Outer Space, conflict always seems to find a way into their lives.

Q&A with Wyck Godfrey, Josh Boone, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Ansel Elgort

This movie is based on a beloved book by John Green. Has he seen the film and how does he feel about it?
Godfrey: He saw it very early on and was involved in the production, and loved it, thank god. But I think he knew all along from the screenplay to the casting that we were putting together a team that loved the book as deeply as its fans and that we were going to pay honor to it in whatever way we could.

Q&A with Trey Edward Shults

Can you describe your writing process for this film?
Trey Edward Shults: It started when I wrote this in 2014, and it comes from a personal place of having a rough relationship with my biological father who suffered with addiction.

Q&A with Simon Pegg and Karl Urban

For a summer blockbuster, this film has some really nice, quiet character moments.
I don’t think you can watch a film that is full of explosions and care about it if you don’t have some care about the people that it is happening to.

Q&A with Ruben Östlund

How did the idea of the script develop from the art piece of the square?
Ruben Östlund: The whole idea of the script developed in 2008. I don’t like to talk about it as an art piece but instead of as a humanistic traffic sign, actually.

Q&A with Pat Healy

In Compliance, you were the sadist, the controller. There are very similar themes here but in this case you’re on the other side.
It’s kind of interesting. In Great World of Sound, I almost play a version of the Ann Dowd character from Compliance.

Q&A with Michael Fassbender

When an actor does Macbeth on stage, they get to experience the character straight through. How was it playing it in a film?
It’s just a normal thing, really. It’s such a rare opportunity to do something in chronological order when filming; it just never really happens.