Call Me “Mudbound-Tonya Lady Bird Project 2049” in the Shape of Dunkirk, Missouri

National Board of Review 2017 Acting Winners: https://t.co/az4dcefD6S Tom Hanks, "The Post"Meryl Streep, "The Post"Willem Dafoe, "Florida Project"Laurie Metcalf, "Lady Bird" pic.twitter.com/mnWVhMmzwZ — IndieWire (@IndieWire) November 28, 2017 OK, folks, our awards season bash has kicked off, and we’re at least three festivals into it so far: The National Board of Review, the New York Read More …

Five Smashing Performances Plus Truman 20 Years Later

While “award-season” is now on, just know that whether or not an actor or crew member “ultimately wins” an Academy Award still may not mean jack. Knowing which performances and techniques were most effective is all part of the craft, and this is surely one of the most subjective arts in technological performance history. “The Read More …

Kickoff Trailer Bash to the 90th Golden Night

Cinebuffs like me and [maybe?] you are elated it is finally officially the so-called “awards season,” past that typical summer blockbuster moment that, with few exceptions, is the lame excuse for Hollywood to continue wasting more money on endless sequels and remakes, all unnecessary. It is finally time again for their movies that can matter! Read More …

Not Fake News: Re-releasing “Brave New World” the 1st Time!

“…[I]t isn’t only art that’s incompatible with happiness — it’s also science. Science is dangerous. We have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled.” While that line almost sounds right out of daily dialogue from current POTUS, it contains adjectives perhaps too complex for that to typically occur. Instead, it is a line from Read More …

What’s My Motivation, Pt. 3

A li'l self advertising. #cinematiclightbox #amazonprimeday #directorgmedia #in4k #xproii #officespace #fridayjr #characteranimator #goulash A post shared by Garett Thomas (@directorg) on Jul 27, 2017 at 8:45pm PDT Okay, so this is an ongoing thread, nice. There’s quite a bit that it can still expand to, which is great. I’ll [try to] be brief, and start Read More …

Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat – 108 – Total Mission Eclipse

It’s the newest Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat with Garett Thomas, pointing out the eclipse from the Mission District in SF during the 2017 solar eclipse with his GoPro, and using a shoebox to view it safely! •💫🚶🏾🌖• Ring Of Fire • This was undoubtedly the most fantastic natural phenomenon I've had the honor of experiencing. Read More …

From Winesburg, Ohio: Mother!

Yeaaah, so high school and college were my biggest creative movie outlets, even extracurricularly. If only I’d known how little free time would exist as an adult… One day, along came the Sherwood Anderson novel filled with grotesque characters, Winesburg, Ohio. My high school class group was assigned to satirically recreate a chapter out of Read More …

Living Out Loud

Some days, you’re tirelessly overthinking things when all of a sudden, a spark happens. Magic. Out of thin air. These “sparks” of creativity are what lead to great filmmaking. I find it best to let the characters get fully realized even in short moments, but scenes with no dialogue is key. #directing #quote #filmmaker #getitdone Read More …

The Big Short — Formerly Blair

A predicted bubble collapse by a small few from the countless many on greedy Wall Street — here’s our basis for The Big Short. Oscar-worthy, yes, but the goal here is to relate it to current events, and even connect it to seemingly unrelated films. In one way, it’s storyline was literally about raking it Read More …

Decade Following Nightmare v. TheoR.E.M.

A reunion one decade in the making. #theproducers #catchingup #hayesvalley #aden #alumni #csumb #meetngreet #alltattedup #fairytales #yesterday #karaoke #ethiopian #peaceout✌ #chipotlé A post shared by Garett Thomas (@directorg) on Jul 23, 2017 at 10:28am PDT The premise for creating all capstone movies at CSU Monterey was this: via a group of 1, 2 or 3 Read More …