Staff Picks: Jasmyn Wong

Jasmyn Wong Staff Picks

Eclectic and eccentric films that inspire the artist and touch the soul.

Fandor Data Integrity Specialist Jasmyn Wong is painfully hip: tattooed to the hilt, an animal on the drums and, come rain or shine, always sporting some pretty spiffy vintage threads. She’s also a renaissance girl at heart, a lover of music, film, and the arts. One of her greatest passions is watching eccentric and emotionally moving films that speak to her artistic sensibilities.

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How To Successfully Market Your Indie Film

How To Successfully Market Your Indie Film Liz Ogilvie

Fandor’s Liz Ogilvie shares essential tips and tricks for getting the word out. By Lee Jameson.

Your film’s in the can—now what? Lee Jameson, the Film Education Coordinator at Film Independent, recently asked marketing guru Liz Ogilvie about the right way to promote an indie film. We’ve republished their conversation here, a must-read for the independent filmmakers and producers out there looking for a little bit of guidance.

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Featured Release – Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb directed by Jay Rosenblatt

Every Friday, Fandor’s curators serve up a newly available film worthy of special attention. This week’s Featured Release is the short documentary Phantom Limb directed by Jay Rosenblatt.

“A 28-minute tour de force… a beautiful and original exploration of grief and loss.”
– Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

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Going Into the Story with Ted Hope: Part 3

Go into the Story with Fandor's Ted Hope

In part 3, Ted explains why different is good, faith is crucial and airplanes are a great place to take in a movie.

“I want something that matters. I want something that resonates, that creates ripples and waves and hopefully can never be ignored.” – Ted Hope

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Wavemakers by the Bay

Wavemakers by Caroline Martel

A special performance and screening at San Francisco’s Exploratorium brings some much deserved attention to the little-known, but deeply affecting, ondes Martenot.

The Exploratorium, now in its new location on Pier 15 in San Francisco, will be hosting a special screening of Caroline Martel’s fascinating documentary Wavemakers (Le chant des ondes) this Thursday evening as part of their monthly Of the Screen series.

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Going Into the Story with Ted Hope: Part 2

Go into the Story with Ted Hope

Where do we go from here? Ted Hope on what’s wrong with indie film financing and distribution and why it’s time for a “systems reboot.”

“I am ultimately optimistic, but I feel we really must have a change of mindset or we’re going to lose a great class of creatives.” – Ted Hope

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Featured Release – Reality

Reality directed by Matteo Garrone

Every Friday, Fandor’s curators serve up a newly available film worthy of special attention. This week’s Featured Release is Reality directed by Matteo Garrone.

“Poignant, potent, and heartfelt, Reality is an incisive character study that shines a light on how TV and the allure of money and fame can distort our perception of ourselves and those around us.” – Will McCord, Paste Magazine

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