Welcome to My Blog

by rania
April 21, 2008 11:50 AM
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It's no coincidence that I report on independent film from downtown Manhattan. Here, we have the highest concentration of arthouse theaters in the country and a community that I love.

You may remember me from the pages of iW when I introduced readers to the burgeoning trends of self-distribution, word-of-mouth screenings, and regional releases a few years back. More recently, I covered the Thessaloniki Film Festival where I got to speak Greek and eat amazing olives.

I hereby dedicate this space to observations, opinions, and quick-turnaround reporting. I'm looking forward to getting to know you from your feedback and comments. Stay tuned! -Rania

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  • Anne Flournoy | March 4, 2009 10:30 AMReply

    I'm a former film maker.

    My first feature was in the dramatic competition at Sundance. After rewriting my 'second feature' script for a long time, I started chopping it up into little segments, shooting it, and posting it on youtube.

    It's a comedy about the life of a neurotic New York City wife/mother/artist who has a high-maintenance husband, an addiction to caffeine, and an over-active inner voice. So far, the episodes run from 82 seconds to 9 minutes long. It's called The Louise Log.

    I'd be grateful if you'd check it out. Though I don't imagine that it falls into a category you would write about, I'm trying to get the word out beyond my core audience. Most of the segments have 5 stars and, on various internet sites, their combined number of hits is over 20,000. Here's a link to one of the episodes:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnT4qFpQAQA&feature=channel_page

    I'm sure you know to click on the "watch in high quality" under the right-hand side of the thumbnail screen. It makes a big difference. Thank you very much.