Recordings and Goodbyes

Posted by on Apr 15, 2010 in News | No Comments

This poignant video piece by photographer Briony Campbell reminds me of our main character Oona with her voice recorder.  It’s part of Campbell’s photography project The Dad Project, in which she recorded the last few months of her father’s life — very touching, personal filmmaking.

“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 […]

Adeel in Chris Morris’s “Four Lions”

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

Adeel is currently on the front page of the Guardian website, starring in a very funny clip from Chris Morris’s new film Four Lions, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this Saturday. Click on this link to see the clip:

London ADR Session

Posted by on Jan 10, 2010 in News | No Comments

The holiday season is over and it’s straight back to work for independent filmmakers. Ron and I have just returned from London where we caught up with a lot of people and got the new year off to a great start with a very successful ADR session / get-together with some of the Stranger Things […]

The New Year Parade

Posted by on Jan 9, 2010 in News | No Comments

If you are based in New York, be sure to check out Tom Quinn’s film The New Year Parade on Reel 13 tonight. Tom was in the IFP Narrative Lab a couple of years before us and has been a fantastic mentor to me and Ron in making Stranger Things. The New Year Parade is […]

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!

Bridget Collins on audiobook!

Posted by on Oct 25, 2009 in News | No Comments

Bridget Collins will be reading the audiobook for her new novel A Trick of the Dark, which was published in September. Bridget is still receiving recognition for her first novel The Traitor Game. This summer she won the 2009 Branford Boase Award, which is an award for excellence in writing given to the most promising […]