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Round 3 of Project Greenlight begins today at 3:00 pm ET. In this round voting for the film of one of the 20 remaining filmmakers will be held on Facebook. Popular demand will determine which one of the final 20 will automatically advance to the final 10.
As far as we can tell Joshua Sheik is the only contestant left that is currently living in the southeast so we wish everyone else the best but we are putting our effort behind him to represent us here in the south.
Read some of the testimonials about Joshua below and add your own with Facebook commenting at the end of the article if you'd like to show your support. Every bit helps.
Finally if you agree and want Josh to be one of the final 10 then go to the link below and vote for him and his film Excuse Me.
The voting period will be from 3:00 PM ET 9/15/14 until 11:59 PM 9/26/14
To learn more about Joshua read our article about him here:
Joshua Sheik began writing stories at a young age and by the time that he was 10 he had directed his first play/movie called Murder on Saratoga Street which he followed up with six sequels.
After graduating high school, he attended West Point military school . From there he was commissioned as an Army Aviation Officer, became a rated helicopter pilot, was deployed twice to Iraq, and made films for his troops. During this time, he learned about being responsible for others and leadership skills. Which he says, is "one of the most important pillars of being a director." He feels that "the greatest directors are not only artists, but they are also grounded leaders".
To produce Big co-directors Kira Bursky and Wayne Culpepper have gone small. Using only themselves as both cast and crew they have created a dark comedy musical for the Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project. The film will be shown this Thursday at the McGlohon Theater in Charlotte, NC.
I don't quite know what this is going to be about but it appears from the trailer that a fellow who want's to make it big is going to get some help from his tiny companion. Kira is leaving me to wonder until the film has been released.
This began as project when they entered the 48 Hour Film Project in Charlotte and drew the category "Dark Comedy". As if dark and comedy with a two person team wasn't enough they decided to make it a musical dark comedy. Why not? Everyone likes a challenge right?
Scienstars is a new TV series aimed at teaching science through science fiction in the classroom or a home school environment with the intended age group being later elementary school through middle school. Currently in production is Salisbury, North Carolina the series uses the Next Generation Science Standards as a guide to include the educational aspect of each episode.|
"As math and science initiatives continue to be a focal point for improvement in education, Scienstars provides an entertaining alternative to traditional instruction and a motivational tool for inspiring students to pursue careers in math and science." - Susan Alberti - Former middle school teacher and current homeschool instructor.
"Our primary goal is to get Scienstars into the classrooms. With that in mind we are reaching out to educators to find the best ways that Scienstars can work with their curriculum." - Adam York - Director
THE iNDEE Studio in Gastonia, North Carolina will be hosting a seminar on "Telling Stories". If you are wanting to be a screenwriter or are a filmmaker with story ideas this is a great class for you. You can attend the lecture or if you're not close enough to make it it will also be available through Skype. This writing series is the first in a series that THE iNDEE Actors Club is making an effort to host this year.
" Through our process you will leave our seminar having a firm grasp on how to take your idea from the planning stages to pre production on your new film. Writers of all levels will learn valuable lessons about the execution of character driven, exciting, story telling. They will be lead by industry professionals giving only examples from the height of cinematic story telling." - THE iNDEE Actors Club Team
Today we spotlight Partner/Writer/Director Ryen Thomas.
What are your hobbies/pastimes outside of work?
Its like I have two personalities; One side reads comic books, daydreams and studies random pop culture tidbits while the other side wishes he could get paid being philosophical all day as he studies history, religion, sociology, genealogy, observes folks and shares what he sees via writing, painting and drawing.
How did you know you wanted to be a writer/director/work on set (which ever applies)?
Paul Haggis Photo credit: David Shankboone via Wikipedia
Also, she made a film on the subject of using technology to aid foreign students in communicating when coming to America. It was chosen to be screened at the White House where she, along with her mother and the lead actress in Hello From Malaysia, Aiman Marzio, met with such notable people as Bill Nye, Kal Penn, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and the president himself.
I recently had an opportunity to ask Jesse, Patrick, and Christy about the movie. Check out the conversation below.