In New Hollywood, Lines Blur Between Filmmakers and Viewers

September 14, 2014 9:45 PM

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As young filmmakers lay siege to Hollywood and indie films gather steam against the studio system, the line between creators and consumers begins to blur. This can be a good thing, according to director/producer Kevin Hamedani and writer/director Max Borenstein. The men, both in their early 30s, have joined forces to crowdsource a short film about an Iranian widower called Prince Ali. Using Facebook and twitter, their efforts have raised over half of the $22,000 they need for a five minute short in just one week. Welcome to the New Hollywood!

Hamedani's credentials are sterling: He has made two critically acclaimed quirky feature films - Zombies of Mass Destruction and Junk. Borenstein, known for Godzilla and Seventh Son, is currently writing The Minority Report TV series for Fox, a small screen adaptation of Spielberg's 2002 hit sci-fi ...

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