Please join us for our first public screening:7p Saturday July 13 at Chicago FilmmakersChicagoFilmmakers ShowPup Productions is pleased to present a new short film from Jon Silver. A Chicago writer invites younger versions of himself for dinner, but he is deeply confounded by his ex-girlfriends attendance and the interruption of a surprise. Written and Directed […]
TRAILER: Trailer – “The Civil Hoax: Civil War Deniers” from ShowPup Network on Vimeo.
Shortly after I moved to Chicago, I heard someone say ‘thank god for the winters or else everyone and their cousin would move here’. After basking in two summers and surviving one winter, I’m beginning to understand that sentiment. Chicago is an amazing city and as an aspiring filmmaker, I learned that there are […]
By Hank Strickler Hollywood’s great filmmakers often have fascinating debut projects. First works are an auteur’s style laid bare; generally unobstructed by mainstream studio pressure or massive box office expectations. Reservoir Dogs might not be your favorite Tarantino flick, but his knack for making pedestrian conversations essential is unavoidable without the sheen of tens of […]
Image courtesy of france-amerique.com By Hank Strickler In 2017, audiences at the Cannes Film Festival booed several Netflix films when the streaming giant’s logo appeared on screen. The crowd reaction was in response to Netflix’s decision to circumvent a theatrical run and release their films “direct-to-platform.” Well-known for being defensive of their cinemas, French audiences […]
By Hank Strickler Since the advent of film festivals, numerous aspiring moviemakers have labored to win the favor of festival judges across the world. Most of the time, their attempts end in disappointment. While an avalanche of advice is available for people willing to ask around, unfortunately it’s often contradictory. Like anyone trying to break […]
By Hank Strickler In recent years, the miniseries, a short-term, self-contained TV show which runs entire plots in a single season, has exploded in popularity. Big networks, historically the leaders in television, have not been at the forefront of this movement, and we shouldn’t be surprised. Juggernauts like CBS and ABC typically waver between two […]