Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

On this episode Lisa Papatzimas talks about the state of media today and tells you how to market your content. For more tips on pitching your project and the media landscape, check our our episodes with Alex Lemay and Evan Shapiro.

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Originally published at https://behindtherabbitproductions.wordpress.com on September 22, 2021.


Announcement from Aperteur & Catalyst

Recognizing the apparent disconnect between content creators and today’s outdated entertainment distribution business models, Catalyst and Aperteur have formed a partnership to democratize entertainment and build a sustainable pipeline for talent and content.

Television veteran Philip Gilpin, who’s worked on HBO shows like “Sex in the City” and “The Sopranos,” leads Catalyst, a company that’s a step-by-step pathway for independent content creators. By design, the company showcases cutting-edge independent content creators’ stories to the industry and helps advance their professional opportunities and network.

“This partnership with Aperteur, to me, is about democratizing entertainment and lowering the barrier between storytellers, the…


Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

On this episode learn how to work with actors as Emmeline Prior talks with Jason Godbey about their collaboration on their latest project, Sonnet 23.

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Originally published at https://behindtherabbitproductions.wordpress.com on September 15, 2021.


Review by Maribeth Thueson, NRFTW Contributor

There’s a reason there are so many road trip movies. They provide the opportunity for characters to be placed in new circumstances and to be tested by unfamiliar situations, resulting in life-changing moments that might not happen otherwise. That’s what happens in Hudson, a warm-hearted road trip movie about the human connection.

Ryan (Gregory Lay), an out-of-work New York actor, travels upstate to visit his cousin Hudson (David Neal Levin), whose mother has recently died. Hudson is a little bit off, the sort of guy who writes bad haiku, drives remote-controlled toy cars around…


Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

On this episode learn how to make a movie with little to no budget as we break down our short, Sonnet 23 starring Emmeline Prior.

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Originally published at https://behindtherabbitproductions.wordpress.com on September 8, 2021.


New York, September 6, 2021 — The Chelsea Film Festival announces today the 9th Annual Jury presided by Oscar-winning Playwright, Screenwriter and Director John Patrick Shanley ( Doubt, Moonstruck, Prodigal Son). The Jury is composed of Oscar-nominated Producer Sofia Sondervan ( Cadillac Records, The Letter Room), International Actress Meryem Uzerli ( Kovan ,The Magnificent Century), Veteran Executive Producer Amy J. Kaufman ( Billions, When They See Us) and Oscar-nominated Director Tomer Shushan ( White Eye, A Sight).

The Chelsea Film Festival program highlights local & international feature-length, short films, documentaries and virtual reality from independent or emerging filmmakers. …


By Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

The Greenpoint Film Festival kicked off last night with a pre-festival Gala at the Polish Consulate in New York City. The evening began with music from a live jazz quartet, and renowned filmmaker and author Andrzej Krakowski (pictured above) gave a talk about the significance of Polish cinema and its influence on Hollywood and the Oscars.


Hosted by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions

On this episode director Craig Singer talks about his new film, 6:45 which is currently playing at Regal Cinemas.

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Originally published at https://behindtherabbitproductions.wordpress.com on September 1, 2021.


Review by Maribeth Thueson, NRFTW Contributor

It’s easy to get depressed about the state of the world, but see Zero Gravity and you’ll feel a good deal more optimistic. The documentary follows a diverse group of bright middle-school students as they participate in a summer program that teaches them how to write code for satellites, culminating in a competition run by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. None of the kids has coded before, and the way they quickly learn and overcome setbacks to succeed is nothing short of inspirational.

The program, called Zero Robotics, has been run…


Review by Maribeth Thueson, NRFTW Contributor

Guy (Ryan Reynolds) has a problem. It’s not that he wears the same blue shirt every day, has the same coffee from the same coffee shop, or says “Don’t have a good day. Have a great day!” to everyone he meets. It’s not even that the cars on the street change colors randomly, that tanks patrol the city, that buildings routinely explode, or that the bank he works in gets robbed several times a day.

No, Guy’s problem is that he wants to meet his ideal woman. He knows she’s out there somewhere —…

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