VIDEO: JONATHAN AIBEL & GLENN BERGER ON WRITING & TROLLS

We sat down with Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger to talk about how they wrote the screenplay for Trolls. Happiness is the central theme of this 3D animated film. How did they write the screenplay and create a universe for trolls?  Tune in to find out. A long time ago in a far away city where… Continue Reading


VIDEO: A CONVERSTATION WITH DANIELLE APPLESTONE OF OTHER MACHINE CO.

Danielle Applestone is CEO of Other Machine Co., a hardware company that makes desktop milling machine called Other Mill. The company is based in Berkeley and manufactures its desktop milling machines locally in San Francisco Bay area. We sat down to speak to Applestone on how she developed in interest in math and science from… Continue Reading


PODCAST: FILMMAKER BARRY JENKINS ON THE MAKING OF “MOONLIGHT”

Filmmaker Barry Jenkins Moonlight is an elegant and brilliantly evocative film about coming-of-age and love.This is one of the best films I have seen so far this year. There is an aura of quiet grace about Moonlight that makes  you think long after the end credits have rolled. You go away wondering what is that little… Continue Reading


NAPA FILM FESTIVAL NOV 9 -13, 2016

Like films, food and wine? Then the 6th Annual Napa Film Festival (NVFF) is the place to be from November 9-13, 2016. For 5 days you get to see feature films, shorts and documentaries and listen to panel discussions on food. And a big bonus of attendig a film festival in the  wine country means you… Continue Reading


VIDEO: MIKE MITCHELL & WALT DROHN ON “TROLLS”

Mike Mitchell and Walt Drohn are the directors of Trolls, a new 3D animation film from Dreamworks. Relentlessly happy is the phrase that comes to mind when I watched the film a few days ago. I wondered if the directors themselves were relentlessly happy folks. Tune into to find out. Happiness is the central theme… Continue Reading


PODCASAT: EWAN McGREGOR ON THE MAKING OF “AMERICAN PASTORAL”

Filmmaker Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut with American Pastoral that is based on a Philip Roth novel by the same name. Roth won a Pulitzer prize for his novel. American Pastoral stars McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakokta Fanning, David Strathairn, Uzo Aduba, Rupert Evans and Valorie Curry. We caught up with McGregor in San Francisco to talk about the making… Continue Reading


UNAFF DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA OCT 20 -20, 2016

The annual United National Association Film Festival (UNAFF) is back this year with an interesting mix of documentaries and shorts from the US, Ethiopia, Spain, India, Canada, Guatemala and other countries. The theme for this year’s festival is Compass For A Better World. “We went through 600 screeners to select the films for this year’s festival,”… Continue Reading