Category: Directing

10 Lessons for Directors Today from Terry Gilliam

Posted by Anthony - December 23, 2011 - Directing gilliam2

I’ve been busy shooting a new project and getting ready for Christmas, so blog’s slowing down a little for the holiday season, but before I pour another glass of eggnog and make merry, I wanted to pass on this educational and inspirational post of filmmaking words to live by courtesy of Terry Gilliam on the [...]

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Show Runner, Terence Winter, Discusses the Season 2 Finale of “Boardwalk Empire”

Posted by Anthony - December 13, 2011 - Directing, Television Shows, Writing boardwalkempire-season2

While sitcoms have been dying out, the last decade has seen an incredible growth in original quality tv dramas on cable from Mad Men to Dexter to The Walking Dead, these hour-long dramas have become the  sole reason for many of us to keep paying outrageous cable tv bills.  While many networks have been coming [...]

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Alrick Brown – Writer/Director of the Award-winning Sundance Film “Kinyarwanda”

Posted by Anthony - November 28, 2011 - Directing, Double Down Film Show kinyarwanda

  One of the things we pride ourselves on with The Double Down Film Show show is that we talk to tomorrow’s indie filmmaker’s today, such is the case with one of our early guests, Writer/Director – Alrick Brown, who is back to discuss the incredible rise of his first feature, Kinyarwanda, an intense and [...]

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What Makes for a Great Director?

Posted by Anthony - November 18, 2011 - Directing thr_a_l

Six notable auteur directors: Michel Hazanavicius, 44 (The Artist), Steve McQueen, 42 (Shame), Bennett Miller, 44 (Moneyball), Mike Mills, 45 (Beginners), Alexander Payne, 50 (The Descendants) and Jason Reitman, 34 (Young Adult) discuss their craft, working with actors and what makes for a good director in this Hollywood Reporter roundtable…

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Episode #80 – Director, Matthew A. Cherry from the NFL to the Director’s Chair

Posted by Anthony - November 14, 2011 - Directing, Double Down Film Show, Interviews, Uncategorized TheLastFall1

(Photo: Lance Gross in “The Last Fall”) On our 80th epic episode of  The Double Down Film Show we run through the unique journey of self-taught Writer/Director, Matthew Cherry. In the span of just a few years Matthew went from NFL Player for the Jacksonville Jaquars to Production Assistant to directing his first feature film, [...]

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