Cinema Selects is a collaboration between Nitehawk Cinema and Dailymotion that brings creative, user-generated videos to the big screen. Featured videos belong to Dailymotion’s MotionMaker program and include a variety of genres that include animation, comedy, web series, live-action shorts, documentaries and more.

Leading up to the May 8th Cinema Selects screening (go to Facebook invite here), Hatched is featuring a related series called Five Questions/Five Filmmakers that aims to familiarize the audience with these emerging filmmakers. 

Read PART ONE here

FIVE QUESTIONS/FIVE FILMMAKERS :: PART TWO

STEPHEN REEDY 
Aliens Vs Predator, digital video, 1min 24seconds

1) Explain your film in one sentence. Fighting the Predator’s absurdity, absurdly. 

2) When did you begin making films? Forever ago! But specifically, it became an obsession worth fighting with around high school.

3) What is the difference to you in showing your film online versus in the cinema? A theatre is great because it forces attention and unites a crowd of people to react to highs and lows in a physically energetic way, while the internet has an equal advantage, of being able to share and enjoy and discover something new very quickly. I think theaters are important in keeping people’s attention focused and unified for longer stories. As for shorter content, both are great.

4) What are you working on now? A new short film that’s almost done, plus now meeting with folks to expand the close inner circle of creative collaborators I’ve been privileged to work with and make a crazy / fun action feature.

5) Who is a director and/or film that doesn’t get the credit you think he/she deserves? Darren Aronofsky is certainly starting to get the respect he deserves in a more mainstream way. I want to see him tackle every type of movie. Danny Boyle needs to make 50 movies a year as well. They’re both great innovators who respect everything that makes a movie good and humans interesting.

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ECLECTIC METHOD 
Lasers, December 2011, Video remix, 2:21

1) Explain your film in one sentence. A video remix made from lasers.

2) When did you begin making films? Around 1997. I saw Coldcut doing video remix stuff and I wanted to have a go.

3) What is the difference to you in showing your film online versus in the cinema? Captive audience! It’s nice though in a way that a lot of people online will be looking for that particular style or video where as people in cinema are experience things they weren’t looking out for.

4) What are you working on now? Dubstep Orgasm, Eddy Murphy, New EM tracks and stage show

5) Who is a director and/or film that doesn’t get the credit you think he/she deserves? Michel Gondry

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GARY NADEAU
Pizza Verdi, March 2011, Digital, 7min 30 sec

1) Explain your film in one sentence. A seemingly routine pizza delivery escalates into a tense game of cat-and-mouse.

2) When did you begin making films? I made my first “film” when I was a student at the Cleveland Institute of Art. It starred my dad as a “lovable” hobo.

3) What is the difference to you in showing your film online versus in the cinema? Control. In a theatre you present your movie and the audience is along for the ride – whether they like it or not. It’s a communal experience.

Online – you’re just another piece of content that comes across their computer screen. BUT there is something to be said about having your “film” seen by thousands of viewers all over the world instantly. So distribution and Quality is definitely a plus – but for me, I prefer the cinema.

4) What are you working on now? I’m working on a feature project. I also direct commercials & short docs. Here’s an example of my short documentary work; Kenyan & Grace.

5) Who is a director and/or film that doesn’t get the credit you think he/she deserves? Jacques Tati – Play Time

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GUILLAUME BLANCHET 
The man who lived on his bike, January 2012, 3:02

1) Explain your film in one sentence. This movie is a metaphor of what life would be like it was spent on a bike.
 
2) When did you begin making films? 9 years ago, I moved from Paris to Montreal, leaving great friends behind. We decided we’d meet once every year, somewhere in the world. I started to film our vacations and that’s how I got started.
 
3) What is the difference to you in showing your film online versus in the cinema? Everything is bigger in the cinema, even music, which is a great part of any movie. 
 
4) What are you working on now? One stop motion animation and a soccer video project
 
5) Who is a director and/or film that doesn’t get the credit you think he/she deserves? Nicolas Winding Refn because I had to find his name in wikipedia while I loved his movie Drive.

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BORBAY (JASON)  
Bill The Butcher Day Lewis, A Painting by Borbay, February 2012, Digital Film,  1:07

1) Explain your film in one sentence. Set to the beats of Mike Jagger , this film captures the creation process of my “Bill The Butcher Day Lewis painting.

2) When did you begin making films? In college, heavily unscripted, gonzo style… recently, my film is about documenting the work.

3) What is the difference to you in showing your film online versus in the cinema? You can watch online, but you experience in the theatre. 

4) What are you working on now? I’m currently in Las Vegas with my boys, Ari Lankin and Paul Zepeda, setting up my easel along The Strip. Upon my return, I’ll be working on a confidential (for now) but exciting painting, which should launch to great fanfare this summer.

5) Who is a director and/or film that doesn’t get the credit you think he/she deserves? As with painters, many great directors never have the opportunity to connect with a larger audience. So, I’d imagine there are at least 500 directors within a ten mile radius that deserve more credit.