Conversaty: Talking to Directors, Actors, Athletes, Businessmen and Women
Watching interviews gives you a better insight. What I love about interviews is that it helps you better understand why people do what they do. You also get to know a certain person a little better. Conversaty is an intelligent platform wherein you get to see famous actors, directors, athletes, businessmen and women, scientists and other well-known personalities discuss about certain issues or ideas. I say intelligent because you get to pick a little of their brain. These conversation with famous people will help you appreciate more about what they do and who they are.
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Eli Roth and The Green Inferno
Eli Roth is known for films that involves gore and liters and liters of blood. In his interview, he talked about how he came up with the idea for the movie The Green Inferno. It is not a "criticism" but rather a "comment on society" on how people loves getting involved and thinks that being active in social media is enough to impact the society. There is a big difference between the social media and going out there and experience the situation, the issues being discussed and be involved and immerse yourself and be more relevant. Tweeting, liking and sharing posts and videos or links, discussing things online is not enough. People only want to look good online by being involved in a lot of causes but their involvement stops there. Offline, they are not really that involved in any cause at all.
Eli Roth also talked about how he loves working with indigenous people or the locals. He said that these are great actors. They act naturally without paying much attention to the camera. That way they are more believable.
Watch a short clip of Eli Roth's interview here.
The Green Inferno was supposed to be released on September 2014. However, due to financial constraints with the production company, they movie was released a year later. This film took inspiration from cannibal movies like Cannibal Holocaust and other films from the 1970s and 1980s. The Green Inferno stars Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Sky Ferreira and Daryl Sabara.
Other films of Eli Roth includes Hostel 1 & 2, Cabin Fever, Thanksgiving, Knock Knock, etc. He also appeared in some of those films. Other appearances include Inglorious Basterds, Piranha 3D, Scream 4, Rock of Ages, etc.
The Boxtrolls: A LAIKA Collaboration
Two heads are better than one.
It is not common to see people come together to make movies. Great producers and directors can be seen doing one project together. In this interview with Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, they talked about their collaboration in making the film The Boxtrolls.
Anthony Stacchi is an effects animator, story board artist, and a film director. His works include Open Season, The Rocketeer, Antz, Ghost, Hook, Back to the Future, etc. He finished his BFA in Film at California Institute of the Arts in 1986. Open Season was his first work in directing as a co-director.
He worked as a commercial director for Colossal Pictures, Head of Story at PDI/DreamWorks, and other notable works before joining LAIKA Entertainment, LLC in 2007.
Graham Annable is an animator and cartoonist who had worked with television, film, comic book and video games. He was born in Canada and graduated from Sheridan College. He worked at LucasArts and did illustration works and cartoon works for Chuck Jones, Nickelodeon, and Walt Disney Productions before ending up at LAIKA Entertainment, LLC and worked as a story artist for the film Coraline.
His published works include Hickee vol 1-4, Grickie, Stickleback, etc.
LAIKA Entertainment, LLC specializes in stop-motion animation. The company was established in 2005 consisting of groups of innovative people like storytellers, animators, inventors, technicians all with the goal of continuing the art of stop-motion animation adding state-of-the-art tools to help better improve the craft of stop-motion pictures.
LAIKA succeeded Will Vinton Studios in 2005. It was lack of funding that forced Will Vinton Studios to seek outside inventors. Today, Phil Knight, owner of Nike, Inc., acquired the company and his son, Travis, is the company's president.
You can contact LAIKA through:
Hillsboro, OR 97124