VIDEO: FILMMAKER PETE NICKS ON THE MAKING OF “THE FORCE”

Meet Emmy Award-winning director Pete Nicks, whose documentary The Force won him a directing award at the 2017 Sundance film festival. The Force takes you behind the scenes of the beleaguered Oakland Police Department that has been under federal monitoring for 10 years. It took over 2 years for Nicks to make this documentary, which is part of a trilogy on Oakland.

I sat down with Nicks to find out how the idea for the film came and how he made it. This is part-1 of our interview with Nicks.

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VIDEO – WINCHESTER: THE HOUSE THAT GHOSTS BUILT

Winchester House is a mystery house in Silicon Valley. It is also known as the Winchester Mystery House. This sprawling 19th mansion  with 160 rooms was built by Sarah Winchester, an heiress to  the Winchester rifle fortune. In the 1880s Winchester moved from Connecticut to San Jose, California, where she bought a farm-house and began construction of what eventually came to be known as the Winchester Mystery House.  The mansion is known for many interesting and peculiar features like a séance room, doorway to nowhere, staircase to ceiling and the recurrence of number 13 in various parts of the mansion. And, it is believed that the house was haunted.

Now, there is a film being made called Winchester: The House That Ghosts Haunt starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clark.  The film is directed by Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig.  The film is set to release in February 2018.

The Winchester Mystery House is located at 525 South Winchester Blvd., San Jose

VIDEO: FILMMAKER INTERVIEWS

Take a peek into the highlights of our filmmaker interviews with James Ivory, Mark Pellington, Amit Madheshiya, James Gray, Ritesh Batra and more. We talk to them about the making of their films, how they got started in films and who influenced them. Those are just a few questions, there is a lot more that we talk about.

Explore and discover more interviews from our filmmaker playlist.

These interviews were aired on TV in the US.

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VIDEO: CORBETT REDFORD ON THE MAKING OF “TURN IT AROUND: THE HISTORY OF EAST BAY PUNK”

I sat down to talk with filmmaker Corbett Redford about his debut documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.  This is a rich and dense documentary that traces the history of punk rock in the Bay area from the 1970s. The film released in 2017.

Redford shares how he became involved in making this documentary and why it was important to make this film. He shares how the city of Berkeley and the Gilman Center helped provide a safe place for many young people and punk rock musicians.

Green Day helped produce the film. Redford shares the friendly guidelines that he got from Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong at the launch of the film project. These guidelines were don’t get lost in the acrimony, don’t mystify nostalgia and include diverse voices.

This interview was aired on TV in the US.

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Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali greetings to all those celebrating the Indian festival of lights, where good wins over evil. Wish you all a wonderful year.

 

Happy Diwali

VIDEO: HIGHLIGHTS OF INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER PETE NICKS of “THE FORCE”

Watch the highlights of our upcoming 2-part interview with San Francisco Bay area filmmaker Pete Nicks. We talk to him about his new documentary The Force that won him a directing award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Nicks takes you behind the scenes of the Oakland Police department that has been under federal monitoring for many years. The film released in September 2017.

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Back From An Unexpected Break

Back From An Unexpected Break