“The Spotlight” recently spoke to Antony “Ant” Neely, the writer/producer/composer of the U.K. independent film “Dimensions: A Line, A Loop, A Tangle of Threads” via Twitter and e-mail. (Neely is currently in Scotland, while “The Spotlight” is based on the east coast of the U.S.) Neely and his wife, British-American first-time director Sloane U’Ren, decided to take a huge chance by selling their home to pursue their dream of making this film. Continue reading
In the film industry since the 1960s, writer-director-producer Ron Colby has worked alongside legends like Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. After decades in Hollywood, Colby became unhappy with the studio system and started his own production company, Artists Confederacy, for which he has created independent documentaries. “The Spotlight” recently talked with Colby about his journey from major studios to the indie world, what inspires him, and what the latest trends in digital distribution mean for indie filmmakers. Continue reading
Queens-based comedian Shuli Egar’s latest filmed set, “Call of Shuli: Israeli Funny,” is the first stand-up comedy act for sale as an .mp4 download on FlickU.me. Shuli is part of Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show team. “The Spotlight” recently talked with Shuli about getting high for the last time before shooting “Israeli Funny,” working with his idols, and how the digital revolution is making the whole world lazy.
For our inaugural “Spotlight Interview,” we sat down with FlickU.me’s founder and president, indie filmmaker Justin Michael Morales. Continue reading