Kelly O’Sullivan’s debut script “Saint Frances” brings an authentic look into womanhood

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly O’Sullivan shortly after her film “Saint Frances” opened at the Chicago Critics Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre this May. O’Sullivan wrote … Continue reading Kelly O’Sullivan’s debut script “Saint Frances” brings an authentic look into womanhood

Comedy Issue Cover Artist: Tavi Veraldi

Tavi Veraldi is talented Chicago-based illustrator, film buff, and overall stellar person. With her edgy, comic-book style, horror-inspired art, and pop art look, Tavi’s style is distinctive and reminds me … Continue reading Comedy Issue Cover Artist: Tavi Veraldi

Ten Years Later, the World is Ready for “Booksmart”

There are two main reasons Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut “Booksmart” is getting such high praises: Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. While the premise isn’t original, at least on the surface, … Continue reading Ten Years Later, the World is Ready for “Booksmart”

Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

I first met cinematographer Valentina Caniglia at the 2019 Girl Power Film + Media Summit in Brooklyn, NY, where she was on a panel about the female gaze. Valentina’s story … Continue reading Dancing with the camera: an interview with cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

Director Gillian Greene on comedy “Fanboy” and finding humor in everyday life

Hollywood appears to be ground zero for #MeToo and #TimesUp which has opened the eyes of all and the doors for women, especially in creating director seats. While we still … Continue reading Director Gillian Greene on comedy “Fanboy” and finding humor in everyday life

An interview with Porscha Williams: her journey from film student in Chicago to a TV assistant at Miramax

I first became aware of Porscha Williams when she generously video called into my “Finding Your Comedic Voice” class at the Harold Ramis Film School. At the time she was … Continue reading An interview with Porscha Williams: her journey from film student in Chicago to a TV assistant at Miramax

Director Alison Klayman discusses her new documentary “The Brink”

Never in recent memory has there been such a volatile time in politics than today and one man has added his own fuel to the fire—Steve Bannon. Director Alison Klayman … Continue reading Director Alison Klayman discusses her new documentary “The Brink”