Collaborative Filmmaking: The Rise of Multi-Director Movies
IFP Media Center - 30 John Street, Brooklyn NY
What are the benefits of collaborative filmmaking and why and how can this become the future of storytelling? Marty Shea, Dan Schoenbrun, and Jenn Wexler share their first-hand accounts.
CollabFeature is a group of independent filmmakers from all over the world who have come together to create multi-director feature films. Each filmmaker writes and directs a small segment of a bigger story in his or her own country. By pooling our talents and resources, each work we create is bigger than the sum of its parts and reaches a greater audience than any of us could each on our own.
For the film "collective:unconscious", executive producer Dan Schoenbrun brought together five directors to film each others dreams. Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker and Lauren Wolkstein contributed the short films making up this unusual feature, which premiered earlier this year at SXSW and was the first anthology film to play in competition in the festival's history. After playing at the IFP Media Center, the film was released as a pay-what-you-want download via BitTorrent Now.
Producer Jenn Wexler has had her hand in a number of collaborative projects including NBC Universal’s anthology film "Chilling Visions: 5 States of Fear," as well as Glass Eye Pix’s radio play anthology series "Tales From Beyond The Pale," and most recently "The ABCs of Death 2".