A Place For Film – The Voice Of The Midwest In Film

On this week's episode, we talk with local producer Sean Connolly about developing a voice for film specific to the Midwest and Indiana.

A futuristic city in Things to Come(1936)

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A view of a futuristic city in Things To Come(1936)

Episode 57 – Exploring The Voice Of The Midwest In Film

On this week’s episode, we invite local film producer and grad student Sean Connolly to talk about his background in the film industry, how his journey brought him to Indiana University, and his thoughts on creating a specific voice for filmmakers in Indiana and the Midwest, and how that can help in selling films from this region.

We start off with What Have You Seen Lately. Jason gives us some quick hit thoughts, and Andy launches into a sci-fi movie from the 1930′s called Things to Come. We discuss it for quite awhile, and I don’t know if we ever figured it out. Perhaps the message is that progress will always beget war. Sean throws a few picks at us as well.

We then get into a wide ranging discussion about film marketing, and what elements filmmakers can use to help their films get attention. We also spend some time discussing the Comic Book Rises series as well.

Listen in and enjoy!

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Movies Mentioned In This Episode:

2001: A Space Odyssey
A Clockwork Orange
A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
Bicycle Thieves
Breaking Away
Cafe Flesh
Dr. Strangelove
Everything Must Go
Full Metal Jacket
Hoosiers
Ironman
Jaws
Killer Of Sheep
Leaves Of Grass
Metropolis
My Brother’s Wedding
Namibia: The Struggle For Liberation
Rudy
Solaris
Take Me Home Tonight
The Glass Shield
The Shining
Things To Come
Thor
To Sleep With Anger
Tower Heist

Andy Hunsucker

Andy Hunsucker is the creator and co-host of A Place for Film - The IU Cinema podcast. Along with his co-host Jason Thompson, he produces a weekly podcast focusing on events at the IU Cinema, and film at Indiana University. He also designs posters and video animations for the Cinema on a volunteer basis.

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