5 Talented People Working In The Film Industry
There are plenty of great filmmakers out there who aren't household names, and just because someone's name appears below the line doesn't mean they didn't contribute to a film. It's important to recognize the achievements of those who carve their own path in the film industry, and each of these creatives is one you'll want to watch out for. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
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With how big the movie industry has grown over the years, there are a lot of innovative independent productions that are being worked on by talented individuals. Despite not gaining mainstream, international fame, a lot of these people have received countless awards and recognition for their efforts. Here, in no particular order, are five accomplished people who are making a name for themselves in the film industry.
First up, at #1, we have Liz Manashil, a microbudget writer and director who earned her degree in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC's School of Cinematic Arts. She spent several years as a film critic for the Hulu series Just Seen It.
Manashil's debut feature, Bread and Butter, is an indie anti-romantic comedy that chronicles how thirty-year-old Amelia Karinsky learns that independence is more important than a mismatched romance. It has been called an "absolute must-watch for women everywhere" by HelloGiggles. Manashil was the manager of Sundance Institute's Creative Distribution Initiative, and she's the senior manager of Impact Distribution at Picture Motion.
Manashil's debut feature, Bread and Butter, is an indie anti-romantic comedy that chronicles how thirty-year-old Amelia Karinsky learns that independence is more important than a mismatched romance.
Coming in at #2 is Mike Fury, a journalist, author, and action coordinator based in the UK. Nurturing a deep passion for film, Fury created the book series Life of Action, which unveils the unique process of making some of the most highly regarded movies of the genre. His work has been featured in publications such as Martial Arts Illustrated, Combat, and MMA Uncaged.
As a martial artist, he has worked on several feature films, such as Avengement and Confine, both as a performer and stunt coordinator. In Fury's blog, he posts articles about action movies and franchises, notable figures in the industry, the lack of recognition for stunt professionals, and events that he's helped organize, such as the UK Premiere of Avengement.
At the #3 spot is Alexis Krasilovsky, an independent filmmaker and holographer who received her M.F.A in Film and Video from California Institute of the Arts. She was the first to include the techniques of zooming and dissolving in a motion picture hologram, and as the head of her own production company, she has written, directed, and produced numerous documentaries, video-poems, and art films.
She was the first to include the techniques of zooming and dissolving in a motion picture hologram, and as the head of her own production company, she has written, directed, and produced numerous documentaries, video-poems, and art films.
Krasilovsky's book, Great Adaptations, examines the technical methods of adapting novels, plays, life stories, comics, and video games from one medium to another, focusing on the screenplay. Her novel entitled Sex and the Cyborg Goddess tackles the issues of sexual assault and harassment in college and in the film industry. She's a professor in the Department of Cinema and Television Arts at California State University, Northridge, where she has taught film production, screenwriting, and media theory and criticism.
#4 is filmmaker, writer, and public speaker Sav Rodgers. He's the director of Chasing Chasing Amy, a feature documentary about the cultural impact of the eponymous movie on the LGBTQ+ community. His work has been featured at numerous festivals worldwide, including Academy Award-qualifying events such as Slamdance and the Cleveland International Film Festival.
Rodgers's debut short documentary, Dragtivists, is about the intersection of activism and drag performance, and it has received accolades from the Tallgrass Film Festival and Twister Alley International Film Festival. His other narrative works include shorts such as Sketches, which is about two lovers struggling with domesticity and their opposite personalities, and One for the Books, which revolves around a pair of lesbians who killed one of their husbands.
His other narrative works include shorts such as Sketches, which is about two lovers struggling with domesticity and their opposite personalities, and One for the Books, which revolves around a pair of lesbians who killed one of their husbands.
Finally, at #5, we have Jeni Thornley, a pioneering member of the Sydney Women's Film Group and Sydney Filmmakers Co-operative. She was an actress and collaborator on many independent productions, including Film for Discussion, a black-and-white experimental movie made collectively by members of one of Australia's first Women's Liberation groups. She also worked as a camera assistant on titles such as Climbers, which follows in allegory the events that surrounded the achievement of a team of female Japanese climbers who ascended Mount Everest in 1975.
Her award-winning film, Island Home Country, is a poetic cine-essay about race and Tasmania's colonized history and how it impacts the present. Thornley also co-directed For Love or Money and Maidens, and she was also a contributing director on Australia Daze, an observational documentary shot by 29 different camera crews on the bicentennial anniversary of Australia's European settlement on January 26, 1988.