Six seconds of beginning, middle and end. I was just trying to time on my iPhone six seconds just to get a sense of what that is. It can actually be a long time. One one-thousand, two one-thousand, three one-thousand, four one-thousand, five one-thousand, six one-thousand - you can tell a whole story in six seconds.
Robert De Niro
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When we look for films, we do a lot of research. We attend festivals all over the world and look at projects getting funded by the Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute and other places like that. We’re starting to see Kickstarter as a resource as a way to find films that will be ready in time for the festival. Of course, crowdfunding sites are not technically for our purposes, but you can get a lay of the land of what’s going on. Do we go on Kickstarter, watch a promo, and make a judgment on the film? No, but maybe we call them up after we see the campaign and ask if the film is in post-production at the right time. It’s a great resource for that.
Genna Terranova, Director of Programming at the Tribeca Film Festival
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By Morgan Spurlock
When it comes to making movies, the director of Mansome believes: “You should be ready and willing for your stories to live in places you never thought possible.”