Filmmaker Sue Rowe: Showing Wings Of Courage To Showcase A Violent Issue

  By:  Vernon Nickerson Edited by: Colleen Page Images by: Filmmaker Sue Rowe   The Art Of Monteque first met Filmmaker Sue Rowe during The 2016 Sundance Film Festival. She was absolutely charming and showed a profound passion for filmmaking, but little did we know at the time just how passionate about social issues she was.  Filmmaker Sue Rowe,  is a dramatic actress with depth … Continue reading Filmmaker Sue Rowe: Showing Wings Of Courage To Showcase A Violent Issue

“On Her Own” A Story Of Unwavering Resilience, Preseverance And Faith

By: Austin Winter-Chase ON HER OWN was selected for VIDEO LIBRARIAN magazine’s BEST DOCUMENTARIES list of 2015  It has also gone on  to great acclaim to be a part of other Film Festivals such as Hot Docs Film Festival,  Doc Fest Film Festival and many more. While reflecting about what the consequences of our impact is having and how we can better be stewards of the … Continue reading “On Her Own” A Story Of Unwavering Resilience, Preseverance And Faith

A Conversation With Director Derek Kimball and Actress Jane Ackermann Of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Neptune”

  By: Saga Elmotaseb and Danielle McCormick Edited By: Colleen Page Images by: Danielle McCormick “Neptune” is the heartwarming story of Hannah, a 14 year old orphan, who struggles to continue on her obedient Christian path to please her foster father, the local priest, while dealing with the loss of her classmate. This movie offers 110 minutes of beautiful cinematography, and a powerful story that helps … Continue reading A Conversation With Director Derek Kimball and Actress Jane Ackermann Of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Neptune”

A Conversation With Filmmaker Marjorie Conrad Of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Chemical Cut”

By: Saga Elmotaseb Edited By: Colleen Page The Art Of Monteque spoke to director and Screenwriter, Marjorie Conrad during the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. The Film “Chemical Cut” is about 23-year-old Irene an artistic misfit turned LA model busy searching for identity, inspiration and a kindred spirit while surrounded by competition, absurdity, and so many nude bras. TAOM: How and when did this film start for … Continue reading A Conversation With Filmmaker Marjorie Conrad Of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Chemical Cut”

A Conversation With Filmmaker Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli Of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Last Summer”

  By: Saga Elmotaseb Edited by: Colleen Page Images By: Danielle McCormick The Art Of Monteque had a chance to speak with director Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli about The Film Last Summer during the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. The Story of “Last Sumer” is set on board a luxury yacht in sparkling international waters, this tense and stylish drama captures the four final days a mother is … Continue reading A Conversation With Filmmaker Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli Of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Last Summer”

A Conversation With Alex Simmons, David Giuntoli and Flula Borg of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Honey Buddies”

By: Saga Elmotaseb Edited By: Colleen Page Images By: Danielle McCormick The Art Of Monteque set down with the filmmakers and creators of “Honey Buddies”, director and screenwriter Alex Simmons. Along with screenwriters David Giuntoli and Flula Borg . Honey Buddies had its United States World Premiere at the 2016 Slamdance Film Festival. “Honey Buddies” is about a jilted groom David is convinced by his excitable best … Continue reading A Conversation With Alex Simmons, David Giuntoli and Flula Borg of The 2016 Slamdance Film “Honey Buddies”

A Conversation With Filmmakers Chandler Kauffman & Hillary Cutter Of 2015 Dances With Films “Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector”

  By Ellexia Nguyen Edited By: Colleen Page “Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector” tells the story of a man who feels that his job as a Postal Inspector (played by Geoffrey Cantor) no longer matters to anyone. Feeling unimportant and useless, Karl acts upon the advice of his life coach (played by Amy Rutberg) and attempts to take charge of his future. The Art of Monteque interviewed … Continue reading A Conversation With Filmmakers Chandler Kauffman & Hillary Cutter Of 2015 Dances With Films “Karl Manhair, Postal Inspector”

A conversation With The Filmmakers And Cast Of The 2015 Dances With Films “Soledad”

    By: Ellexia Nguyen Edited By: Colleen Page Set in the heart of Los Angeles, “Soledad” tells the story of a lonely limo driver, Victor (Jesse Celedon), who forms an unlikely friendship with his client, Raquel (Montanna Gillis), after saving her from being raped by Preston, her prom date (Chase Austin). “Soledad” received Honorable Mentions for the Narrative Feature Film competition as part of the … Continue reading A conversation With The Filmmakers And Cast Of The 2015 Dances With Films “Soledad”

A Conversation With Renaissance Man Director Ante Novakovic Of The Film: “Leaves Of The Tree”

  By: Monteque Pope-Le Beau To say DirectorAnte Novakovic is a artist would be stating it mildly.  He is so much more,  he is truly a Renaissance man of the modern age. A man of many talents and a human being of deep spiritual wisdom.  The Art Of Monteque had a chance to have a conversation with DirectorAnte Novakovic  about his film “Leaves Of The … Continue reading A Conversation With Renaissance Man Director Ante Novakovic Of The Film: “Leaves Of The Tree”

A Conversation With Powerhouse Valerie Brandy, And The Force Behind The 2015 Dances With Films “Lola’s Last Letter”

By Ellexia Nguyen In this year’s Dances With Films festival, I had the honor of interviewing Valerie Brandy. She is the actress, screenwriter, and director of “Lola’s Last Letter”, a feature film which was shot in seven days in a documentary, found-footage style. Valerie’s film is part of the Competition Lineup at the 2015 Dances With Films Festival, which takes place in Hollywood, California. To … Continue reading A Conversation With Powerhouse Valerie Brandy, And The Force Behind The 2015 Dances With Films “Lola’s Last Letter”

A Conversation With Guillaume Campanacci: A New Rising Star Of Filmmaking

By: Cesar Arredondo Moviemaking wasn’t a top career choice for director Guillaume Campanacci. He may have been born in Cannes, home to the world famous French film festival that bears the city’s name, but apparently the movie bug didn’t bite him. Or so he thought. In the early 2000s, long after earning two degrees in engineering but choosing instead to work as an international model, … Continue reading A Conversation With Guillaume Campanacci: A New Rising Star Of Filmmaking

“Personal Gold” A Film By Tamara Christopherson And A Great Success At The 2015 Seattle International Film Festival

When the digital super highway of information meets four 2012 Women’s Track Cycling Olympic hopefuls a new age in Olympic training is born! By: Adrienne Vaught This is what it means to be an Olympian! Hard work and tons of heart! For these four athletes their spouses and supporters it was a ride they will never forget. At a time when Women’s Track Cycling had … Continue reading “Personal Gold” A Film By Tamara Christopherson And A Great Success At The 2015 Seattle International Film Festival

Dwight Turner An Artist Of The Heart

By: Monteque Pope-Le Beau Edited By : Colleen Page Images By: Dwight Turner The year is almost over and the film festival season is at its height of excitement. Everyone is wondering where those great Oscar winning gems are going to come from. The Art Of Monteque ran into one of those wonderful gems,  actor Dwight Turner.  If you can’t place him that’s okay because you … Continue reading Dwight Turner An Artist Of The Heart

An Artist Journey Which Inspired Filmmaker Belinda Sallin To Follow Her Dream

By: Vernon Nickerson Edited By : Colleen Page The new documentary “DARK STAR: H.R. GIGER’S WORLD” about surrealist artist H. R. Giger and “Alien” Oscar-winner; the true architect of nightmares opened theatrically on May 15th. It is the brilliant creation of filmmaker Belinda Sallin. Who so masterfully paints a picture of the world of the influential surrealist painter H. R. Giger (1940-2014) who hypnotized audiences with … Continue reading An Artist Journey Which Inspired Filmmaker Belinda Sallin To Follow Her Dream

A Rising Talent! From “Leaves Of A Tree” Introducing A Bright Light And Talented Young Actress Sarah Sebastiana.

By: Adrienne Vaught Edited By : Colleen Page In this deeply philosophical film that deals with such weighty issues as mortality, self service, selflessness and filmed on 2 continents this young actress holds her own among seasoned and skilled talent such as Eric Roberts, Sean Young and Federico Castelluccio. Sarah Sebastiana crafts a style all her own. A quiet yet powerful presence that imparts a … Continue reading A Rising Talent! From “Leaves Of A Tree” Introducing A Bright Light And Talented Young Actress Sarah Sebastiana.

A conversation With Artist Federico Castelluccio: A Renaissance man With A Gifted Soul

  By: Adrienne Vaught Edited By : Colleen Page As I did my research preparing to interview this modern day Renaissance man, the more fascinated I became by his many talents and pursuits. I can tell you I was shaking in my fuzzy slippers (phone interview). What a gifted soul. He paints his characters with the same warmth, vitality and unexpected twists that he paints … Continue reading A conversation With Artist Federico Castelluccio: A Renaissance man With A Gifted Soul

D. J. Healey A Storyteller With A Humble Heart

    By: Monteque Pope-Le Beau Edited By : Colleen Page To have a conversation with writer and producer D. J. Healey is to have a conversation with a profoundly humble man. His insights on life and the human condition are made more surreal when you realize that this is not just a storyteller telling an amazing story; this is a gentleman which has lived … Continue reading D. J. Healey A Storyteller With A Humble Heart

An inside Look Into Rob Stewart Film “Revolution”

By: Adrienne Vaught Edited By : Colleen Page This incredibly driven individual will not let anything stop him from getting the truth out there! Not flesh eating bacteria or being lost in the middle of the ocean maybe forever. Filmmaker Rob Stewart is a warrior for the environment and the elegant predators of our wide and wondrous seas. In our conversation we discussed many important matters. … Continue reading An inside Look Into Rob Stewart Film “Revolution”

Going against the grain With (PFX): An Interview with “Harbinger Down” Filmmakers Alec Gillis And Tom Woodruff Jr.

By: Adrienne Vaught Edited By : Colleen Page Harbinger Down (2015) is the exciting and refreshing Sci-Fi thriller that is set to chill you to your very bones! In this epic tale we find ourselves trapped in an icy world with a terrifying monster. Marooned in the Bearing Sea a group of grad students dredge up the bottom of the sea and a lot more … Continue reading Going against the grain With (PFX): An Interview with “Harbinger Down” Filmmakers Alec Gillis And Tom Woodruff Jr.

“Boy Meets Girl” A Message Of Unconditional Love: A interview With Director Eric Schaeffer

By: Adrienne Vaught Edited By : Colleen Page “Boy Meets Girl” is a coming-of-age LGBT film in which Director Eric Schaeffer challenges the audience to take their preconceived ideas of the small rural American town, throw it out the window into the gutter where most preconceived notions belong. Combine that with our innate drive to belong to the society and bodies in which we are born and … Continue reading “Boy Meets Girl” A Message Of Unconditional Love: A interview With Director Eric Schaeffer