Roll with the Changes – Queens of Pain

here’s an old poetic proverb that has crossed generations, saying, “Man may work from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done.” It’s an ageless mantra of the absolute truism that women can wear any number of hats on any given day, and yet their tenacity and perseverance allows them to find some way to get it all done. Directors Cassie Hay and Amy Winston illustrate that exact point with Queens of Pain, but also explore the angle of what happens when this endless work consists of multiple labors of love.

The Cream of a Very Fine Crop – A Look at the 2021 Brooklyn Film Festival Animation Program

By William J. Hammon, ActuallyPaid.com The beauty of animation is that as a medium, there is literally no limit to what an artist and a filmmaker can accomplish, save the boundaries of their own imagination. In the span of just a few minutes, a cartoon can make you laugh, or cry, or fill you with … Continue reading The Cream of a Very Fine Crop – A Look at the 2021 Brooklyn Film Festival Animation Program

DEATH HACKS at the Brooklyn Film Festival

https://youtu.be/HzmsRZOeqx0 Here's an excerpt from upcoming interview with Aaron Augenblick the director of Death Hacks. Death Hacks will screen tomorrow at the Brooklyn Film Festival at 3pm at Windmill Studios in Brooklyn. It is also currently available to watch on the festival website. Read William J. Hammon's review here. Look for the full interview on … Continue reading DEATH HACKS at the Brooklyn Film Festival

Episode 912: Steffanie Finn & The Winter Film Awards

https://youtu.be/dOtpIOQDgss Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions On this episode executive director of The Winter Film Awards, Steffanie Finn talks about the history of the festival and gives her advice for filmmakers looking to navigate the festival circuit. The Winter Film Awards was the last event we covered in 2020 before … Continue reading Episode 912: Steffanie Finn & The Winter Film Awards

Breaking Through – American Desert

Review by William J. Hammon, ActuallyPaid.com Serving as an Opening Night feature of this year’s Brooklyn Film Festival, American Desert acts as something of a living record of art and a metaphor for the process behind its own creation. A bare-bones, micro-budget project more than five years in the making, the film itself stands as … Continue reading Breaking Through – American Desert

Episode 911: Evan Shapiro

https://youtu.be/dmFOab1fzgM Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions On this episode award winning producer Evan Shapiro shows you how to navigate the media universe using his media map and gives his advice to creators looking to break through. Follow us here for more episodes of subscribe to our YouTube channel or on … Continue reading Episode 911: Evan Shapiro