Wednesday, August 23, 2006

filmmaker of the week

Lance Weiler came to speak to my Producing course today and he blew my mind.. I looked at his website last night and was thoroughly amazed, but after learning that he essentially does all of his own producing, marketing, buzz, (and not to mention writing and directing his own film) by himself my jaw dropped.

According to Wired Magazine this guy is--
"One of twenty-five people helping to

re-invent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood."

I agree 100%

His online hype campaign is super dope. And his new film Head Trauma, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, looks serious business. He is screening it at The Loft on Friday at 10pm and I'll be there for sure.

If someone were to ask me what I want to be when I grow up it would be him.. LOL
He grossed $4 million on his last film "The Last Broadcast" which he self distributed on VHS when all of the major studios wanted to buy it from him for around $400,000. In my book that makes him a STONE COLD GANGSTER.
It's crazy how down to earth he was too. Most people with that on their repertoire would act like they invented the independent film.


mahdi said...

oooh that was such a dope movie. best of all, it had an incredibly well developed plot for a movie that was made on a $60,000 budget. can't wait until the dvd comes out. :)

Jaas said...

and it gave you nightmares.....

mahdi said...

yeah... i shat in my pants. :( btw, is accepting pre-orders for the dvd. i think they run for about $17.