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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Futuristic Dust Bowls, Skin Tone Wet Suits and Edible Finger Paint in 'The Well'

    Director Thomas Hammock is about to premier his debut film at LAFF. A post-apocalyptic thriller set in the near future, "The Well" follows 17 year-old Kendall as she fights against an evil water corporation, lead by a gang leader named Cason.

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    The Indiewire Springboard: How 'Uncertain Terms' Director Nathan Silver Stays Inspired

    Nathan Silver has already complete four features, but chances are you're not familiar with his name unless you're a film festival junkie. That's bound to change soon.

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    Detective Noir 'Man From Reno' and Debra Granik's 'Stray Dog' Take Home Top Honors at LAFF

    At an intimate ceremony held in the festival lounge, the Los Angeles Film Festival announced the winners in this year's awards categories.

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    LAFF Review: Like Country Music? 'Billy Mize and the Bakersfield Sound' Is For You

    Even if those closest to him may lament that Billy Mize isn’t as much of a household name as his most notable peers (Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Roger Miller, among others), William J. Saunders’ documentary does an admirable job of demonstrating the many ways Mize's efforts still resounded through...

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    LAFF Review: Post-Apocalyptic Drama 'The Well' is a Superb Debut for Tom S. Hammock

    Marking the directorial debut of production designer Tom S. Hammock ("You're Next," "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane”), it's hardly a surprise to note that "The Well" has a stunningly well-designed sense of place.

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    11 Things LAFF Filmmakers Wish Someone Had Told Them BEFORE They Started Shooting

    There will always be something you wish you had known before you set out to make your movie. With 20th LA Film Festival wrapping today, Indiewire has compiled some of their best answers to that question: what's the one thing you wish someone had told you before you started your film?

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    LA Film Festival: Advice and Insight From This Year's Filmmakers

    With the 20th LA Film Festival now underway until June 19, Indiewire is hosting the "How I Shot That (LAFF Edition)" series.

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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Shooting on Sesame Street for 'I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story'

    Documentary filmmakers Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker like to diversify their fields of expertise and investigation. After capturing the life of MLS star Kei Kamara as he returned to his home of Sierra Leon to play for his national team in "Kei," the duo have moved on to something completely differe...

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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Rain Machines, Jet Skis, Ducks and Crying Children All in One Day for 'The Road Within'

    Gren Wells, a screenwriter for the past 14 years, took on the challenge of (loosely) remaking the German award winner "Vincent Wants to Sea," for her directorial debut, "The Road Within." Her film tells the story of a young man with Tourette’s who breaks out of a treatment facility with his obsessiv...

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    LAFF Review: 'Out In The Night' Tells Compelling, Powerful Story Of The New Jersey Four

    In 2007, four black lesbian women from New Jersey were sentenced to between 3 and 11 years in prison for varying degrees of gang assault against a man in New York City’s West Village. The New York Post and Daily News blared headlines about “bloodthirsty lesbians” and a “wolf pack,” and both the wome...

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