Filmmaker Spotlight: Suzanne Schmidt
June 23, 2017
Time to peel back the curtain as we sit down with the Suzanne Schmidt, creator, writer and star of Hey You, It's Me to talk about making a series, female-led storytelling and the power of a good voicemail.
Success Story: I Am Thalente and the power of knowing your audience
June 20, 2017
Natalie Johns had two-thirds of a film and one problem: raising the funds to complete the final act. I Am Thalente, a feature documentary, was a deeply personal project for Johns. It was a story she needed to tell, following talented young skateboarder Thalente Biyela as he leaves the streets of South Africa to pursue his dream in America. She’d done so much: shooting and editing much of the film, securing Thalente a work visa, helping him navigate the skating industry in the U.S. Now she needed to engage the skateboard community to raise more than $50,000 in just over a month.