Nathaniel Mann describes meeting his Intrepid Cinema colleague and the heights they'll climb to make films together.September 18th, 2012 | Nathaniel Robin Mann
We love our 10 to Watch filmmakers so much we just want to keep talking about them! Here's the inside scoop on 10 to Watch's Mike Day from his friend, colleague, and co-conspirator, musician Nathaniel Robin Mann.
Director Mike Day, 10 to Watch in 2012, is the one-man turbine behind Intrepid Cinema's documentaries. Here, Intrepid's composer and on-location sound designer Nathaniel Mann tells The Independent about their friendship and working relationship:
Filmmaker Ralph Arlyck recalls dimly-lit hours spent splicing 16mm film and watching a story come together on his Steenbeck.May 31st, 2012 | Ralph Arlyck
Ralph Arlyck's documentary, Following Sean, spanned four decades, several generations of technology, and earned Arlyck the Albert Maysles Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking Award at the 2012 Mendocino Film Festival, celebrated this June. In this essay, Arlyck revisits his days spent cutting Sean and other films on his now dismantled Steenbeck console.
Editor's Note: This year's Mendocino Film Festival's annual Albert Maysles Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking Award has been given to Ralph Arlyck and his film Following Sean.
Fiction writer Peggy Rambach didn't leave "Buck" at the theater this summer. She took the man and the documentary portrait of his life and ways into hers.August 30th, 2011 | Peggy Rambach
Normally literature is what moves fiction writer Peggy Rambach. Then she met Buck Brannaman through the documentary portrait of his life. Rambach's is part of a series of personal essays inspired by a particular film experience.
I went to see Buck for the usual reasons I go to see movies: because a friend urged me to, because I like to be informed, culturally enriched, entertained of course, and maybe if the film is good enough, inspired. I do not go to a movie for hope and solace, spiritual guidance and a renewed perspective on how to live a life that is good. And yet, this is what I got by seeing, Buck.