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How to Get a Great Movie Performance from a Child Actor

When directing a child actor, limiting dialogue can lead to getting a first-rate performance.

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The Art of the Psychological Thriller

Imagination is usually seen as something positive. But can there be too much of a good thing? That’s the question Australian filmmaker Melissa Brattoni explores in her prize-winning film “In My Mind.”  As she did in “Meshes of an Autumn Afternoon,” the filmmaker plays the starring role, which earned her a “Best Actress” nomination at the…

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Does It Make Sense to Star in Your Own Movie?

Aris Tyros is a Canadian actor and iPhone filmmaker. His “How I Became a Movie Theatre Murderer” won the second place Audience Award at this year’s MoMo Film Festival in Zurich. In this his first film, Tyros joins Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Ida Lupino, and Woody Allen in directing himself, a challenge that he discusses among other topics in…

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