Film Talk

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

Hans Zimmer Masterclass
Valentyna Okhota

Cinematography Interview
Award Winning Dutch DOP Paul Özgür Q&A

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TCM to Highlight Female Filmmakers Past and Present

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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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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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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. 

New Release

Award-winning Short 'There's Nothing You Can Do' Now Released

Project Updates

A Small Child Who Screamed has now Released!

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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

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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Director Interviews

Mark Raso talks Copenhagen, Kodachrome, and Humble beginnings. 

Pensare Films proudly presents the Online Release of There's Nothing You Can Do, a 26-minute, Canadian award-winning micro-budget short film by Ryan Terk and Scanlon Filmworks. 

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'.