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Film Talk

Barry Germansky covers OnBuzz, Friday's Child, and Social Impact. 

Hans Zimmer Masterclass
Valentyna Okhota

After creating the addictive and important documentary The Story of Film, Mark Cousins is back with Women Make Film, a 12-week series of hourlong examinations of female filmmakers from the earliest silents to our present decade. Every episode will run on Tuesdays on TCM, accompanied by a festival of films directed by women from many countries and six continents. 

Project Updates

Check Out the Teaser for our Latest Short 'A Small Child Who Screamed'

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Cinematography Interview
Award Winning Dutch DOP Paul Özgür Q&A

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TCM to Highlight Female Filmmakers Past and Present

Weddings were expensive enough before the pandemic. We understand how much this crisis is impacting young couples looking to tie the knot. We have a special offer for 2 couples valid through NOvember 2020 only. Pensare Films will shoot your wedding for 499.00 CAD. We've had so many friends who've put off getting married due to the financial burden, uncertainty, or the social distancing restrictions on live events. This is our small way of making your special day just a little bit easier to pull off. We'd be excited to talk to you about what we can do for you! email us at submisions@pensarefilms.com

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You've heard of the three act structure. Who hasn't? You're taught from childhood that this blueprint for story telling is as old as time itself. The simplest form is; beginning, middle and end. I much prefer Aristotle's version; pity, fear, and inevitable catharsis. 

It isn't that film makers can't seem to grasp the basics of this formula, but rather that there's so much more to it that they're never taught. Films like The Godfather and No Country for Old Men are rare in their ability to carry our attention from scene to scene, never allowing us to pull our attention from the screen. But how did they do it? 
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We searched far and wide, travelled many lands, browsed Netflix and local theatres till our eyes fell out of their sockets. Eventually, we found five amazing films that you absolutely must see. Trust us. You can thank us later. Cheques welcome. Random envelopes with cash work better. 
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Director Interviews
Ben Brand Talks Latest film, Controversy, and Paul Ozgur

In 2010, a video surfaced online of a girl throwing puppies into a river in Bosnia. It sparked rage online with people protesting that the girl should face legal consequences, jail time, or even death for her actions. This went as far as  director Michael Bay offering $50,000 in exchange for her capture. The girl in the video was 12 years old. The story is the subject of Ben’s first feature film Find this Dumb Bitch and Throw her in the River.

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Director Interviews

Mark Raso talks Copenhagen, Kodachrome, and Humble beginnings. 

Perhaps one of the greatest things about technology and our increasingly shrinking world is that great talents don't toil in obscurity for very long. The world is slowly coming to discover the insane talents of Dutch cinematographer Paul Özgür. His films have screened at Sundance, Berlinale, and his latest feature by director Ben Brand is scheduled to premiere at the prestigious Warsaw Film Festival later this year. We sat down with Paul for an in depth Q&A. 

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Lara (Vanentyna Okhota) awakens in a motel room with blood stains on her shirt. This isn't a dream and she's not alone. This is our latest short film and our first dive into horror since 2016's 'Nights of Contrition'. 

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5 Films to Watch in July, 2018

Mark Raso is perhaps the brightest directors to come out of Toronto in the last 20 years. The University of Toronto graduate studied directing and screenwriting at Columbia University, where he received an MFA in film. While at Colombia, Mark directed a number of short films. His film Under went on to garner a gold medal from the  Student Academy Awards of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

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Screenplay Blueprint
​11 Stages of a Master Screenplay 

Pendance Film Festival programmer Barry Germansky digs into Friday's Child, Executive Producer Alan Elias, and the unique business model his company OnBuzz is taking with marketing and distributing social impact films. 

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