Nathan Hill shares with us his personal director’s diary, written and recorded during the pre-production and production phase of his newest feature film, “Revenge of the Gweilo”.
A rare and honest look at the filmmaking process used on low to micro budget movies, including many behind the scenes photos and tricks of the trade. Hill is selfless in his approach, dedicated to the craft and driven beyond normal human behaviour to succeed in his attempts. He takes us on a fascinating and inspirational roller coaster of what making a full length film really involves.
From screenwriting, to casting, to rehearsals, hiring crew and executing your movie, this story has it all. Whether you’re a professional filmmaker, a student or movie enthusiast “Making Revenge of the Gweilo” has something in it for you.
A must read for anyone who appreciates action revenge movies and wants to learn about the progression from making independent films into commercial filmmaking.
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The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.
Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them.
But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.
Like Louise Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood—the promise and peril of growing up—and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.