Caroline Boyd is an independent filmmaker based in Philadelphia, PA. She is currently working on pre production for an upcoming web series and will be volunteering at the Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival from September 27-29.
I think it’s the possibility to tell stories over a longer duration. You can go deeper. Television is fascinating. As a filmmaker, you generate hours of material that you really have to work hard to turn it into 90 minutes. You lose a lot of things. The story becomes very mathematical. A protagonist has a want, or a need—he or she goes after the want. It’s very act 1, 2, 3. You try to make it all disappear, but that kind of propulsion shapes most theatrical films, but television has a different shape and offers so much more freedom to explore characters and possibilities.
"I am (and I have always been) a weird guy. And my mind doesn’t function completely in the real world. I have to have, every day, abstract myself into a language of fable and monsters to try to manage and understand - at the world means. I interpret the good and the bad in our lives through monsters and parables that I find help me grasp who we are, or how we can make sense of this life we have. And to compliment that, my office, every morning I leave my family home and I go to my office, which consists largely of 11,000 square feet of books and weird objects of art, and I am constantly inspired by the paintings surrounding me, the objects surrounding me, or the books I have read or read every day. It’s fun. And to finalize it, I would say, the final part of this is I think that in order to create movies, you should not solely be inspired by movies. It is important to enrich your storytelling language with every form of storytelling media that resonates with you. It can be a fairy tale, a classic book, or a video game, or a painting in a museum, it makes no difference, as long as it stimulates your storytelling drive.” - Guillermo del Toro from his Reddit AMA today.
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We are thrilled to announce Henry Rollins as the voice of the Book 3 main villain, Zaheer. Henry did a brilliant turn in this role, taking it very seriously from the get-go, going so far as to conduct an in-depth interview about the character, his background, and his motivations with Mike and me on the phone while he was on a spoken word tour––all before he even recorded his audition. If you aren’t familiar with Henry (likely because you were born in the ’90s or ’00s), he is a legendary punk singer, actor, speaker, activist, and radio DJ. He had a hilarious role in our buddy Kurt Mattila’s co-directorial debut, Lies & Alibis. We heard from Kurt back then how incredibly friendly Henry is and what a pleasure he is to work with, and he exceeded even that glowing report. Hearing Henry’s tales of his fearless travels around the world is a real treat. As Mike says, “He actually is The Most Interesting Man In The World.”