Sunday, January 30, 2011

Season 5 Kickoff - Show #60 - Rashaad Ernesto Green

This Wednesday, February 2nd at 9pm we'll be kicking off Season #5 of The Double Down Film Show with a return visit by director, Rashaad Ernesto Green. Rashaad was a previous guest on the show in season 1 to discuss his shorts. Now he's back to share the lessons he learned while making his new feature drama, Gun Hill Road, which just premiered and SOLD at the Sundance Film Festival.

Rashaad, who was also recently named as one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces, began his career as an actor and soon turned his attention to the other side of the lens by enrolling in NYU's grad film program where he made several award-winning shorts including Cuts and Premature, which also aired on HBO. Gun Hill Road is his first feature film and stars, Esai Morales, Judy Reyes, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr.

· How did he successfully cast a young NON-ACTOR for a lead role?

· Why did they shoot on the RED ONE camera instead of 35mm?

· What was so DIFFERENT about making his feature vs. his shorts?

· Which crew positions did he come to rely on the MOST?

· What do you need A LOT more time for than you think?

We'll get the low down, inside skinny and straight dope on everything it took for Rashaad to go from concept to production to Sundance premiere...and survive with a smile. We dive straight into everything they don't teach you in film school, every Wednesday night at 9pm E.S.T. only on The Double Down Film Show.

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