Not-to-be missed!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in News | No Comments

Looking for another reason to see “Stranger Things” at the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival? We were recently listed as one of ten not-to-be-missed picks of the festival by WFF Festival Director Meira Blaustein. Blaustein describes why “Stranger Things” made the list: “The tempo, the way the film moves is beautiful. Somehow, they created a movie […]

“Stranger Things” is a “Mesmerizing Piece of Cinema”

Posted by on Sep 22, 2010 in News | No Comments

Greg Olear lists Stranger Things as one of the highlights of this year’s Woodstock Film Festival in his article Groovy Movie, Take Two: The Woodstock Film Festival Shines On. Olear says: You’ve probably never heard of Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal, the British filmmaking team who made this mesmerizing piece of cinema, but you will. […]

Commandments for Ultra-Independent Filmmaking

Posted by on Jul 22, 2010 in News | No Comments

Ted Hope posted a list of “No-Budget Commandments” on Truly Free Film yesterday, which he put together with his colleagues when his production company, The Good Machine, was starting out. It’s interesting to see how many of these we abided by when making Stranger Things without ever having encountered the list or even many people […]

“Stranger Things” wins IFP Lab Finishing Award Package!

Posted by on Feb 17, 2010 in News | No Comments

Amazing news! Eleanor and I are very happy and proud to announce that Stranger Things has won the IFP Narrative Lab’s Finishing Grant! The award is a package of services worth $45,000, including post-production services from Goldcrest Post New York, post-graphic services from Edgeworx, Inc., legal consultation from Gray Krauss LLP, publicity consultation from International […]

First time feature filmmakers: IFP Filmmaker Lab open for entries

Posted by on Jan 27, 2010 in News | No Comments

The IFP Filmmaker Lab is accepting applications. This is an amazing opportunity for all you first-time feature filmmakers out there. Eleanor and I participated in the 2009 Lab last summer and it was an incredible experience – it made an enormous difference to how we’ve approached finishing our film Stranger Things. During the course of […]

Happy New Year from the “Stranger Things” team!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2010 in News | No Comments

Wishing all of our supporters, fans, cast and crew a fantastic new year. Thank you all so much for your support over the last year. We’re looking forward to exciting new developments with the film in 2010.

Congratulations to Christina Beck

Posted by on Dec 13, 2009 in News | No Comments

Congratulations to our IFP lab-mate Christina Beck, who was just awarded the Adrienne Shelly Foundation’s female directing grant for her wonderful film Perfection.  Christina came to New York to receive her award, which gave us the chance to catch up over drinks — with Melissa and Michael from the Lab too.

Paramount to start micro-budget film division

Posted by on Dec 10, 2009 in News | No Comments

According to the L.A. Times, Paramount is launching a new production business for films budgeted at less than $100,000. Apparently they’ll be financing 20 or so films per year, which sounds like good news for independent filmmakers! Unfortunately they won’t be acquiring completed films like ours, but who knows for the next one!

“Stranger Things” at Independent Film Week

Posted by on Aug 10, 2009 in News | No Comments

As IFP Filmmaker Narrative Lab fellows, we’re invited to participate in the 2009 IFP Independent Film Week, a film market and conference held in New York City from September 19th to 24th. We’ll be in the Emerging Narrative section of the IFP Project Forum (along with the other 9 films from the IFP Filmmaker Lab),  […]

Filmmaker Magazine chooses us for “25 New Faces of Independent Film”

Posted by on Jul 17, 2009 in News | No Comments

We were chosen to be among Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, their yearly list of up-and-coming talent in indie cinema! From the article: “…Burke and Eyal riff on the themes of homelessness, loss and human vulnerability in their delicately beautiful debut feature, Stranger Things…” You can read the rest of the article […]