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 …

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 Power of No Dialogue

Long sequences, even short films, can truly benefit when left to rely on fewer devices. In this instance, little-to-no dialogue grants filmmakers the opportunity to make other elements of their storytelling that much tighter, whether it be via the performances, the music, the quick editing, the creativity, or something else for you to discover below. Read More …

Ode to the Music Video

“Dark befalls the faint Silence loud shall not be quaint Listen up and paint” -Garett Thomas, 10.6.2016 There are so many great music videos out there — some are timeless, some are modern, some are in-between and some are undefinable. Point is, they often can serve as the best form of storytelling because in their short time Read More …

Demo Reel 2016: Garett Weston Thomas

Producer • Director • Editor • Graphic Artist http://directorG.com • garett.thomas@gmail.com   Works Sampled: Talking Movies with PenTV – 105 – https://vimeo.com/152790389 Urban Hustle – https://vimeo.com/72798511 Gulf Coast Civic Works Project – https://vimeo.com/76618348 NOH8: Is It Real Now? – https://youtu.be/uIZYiuIJtZ8 PenTV Morning Lineup – https://vimeo.com/138362694 The King Who Rained – https://youtu.be/kGVluL6LsVo Pen Voice – 219 Read More …

Shared from CAAM: Nisha Ganatra on Becoming One of TV’s Hottest Directors

Building quite a title as director or co-producer of such recent TV shows as The Mindy Project, Mr. Robot, Shameless and Transparent, Nisha Ganatra’s roots early on were in independent filmmaking. Her eventual partnership with collaborator Amy Poehler has fueled both projects and friendship alike. It all began with Ganatra’s NYU project called Chutney Popcorn, Read More …