Filmmaker Interviews

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  • An “All-American” Reimagining November 5, 2013
    Photograph courtesy of August Heart Films, and used with permission.

    Photograph courtesy of August Heart Films, and used with permission.

    Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol  is 170 years old, this Christmas.

    And director Ron Carlson has found a new way to present it.

    With his new movie, “All-American Christmas Carol”, which premieres today, Ron gives us a female protagonist, Cindy, who lives an uninspired life in a trailer park.   Before the arrival of three 2013-updated ghosts, Cindy could not care less about her family, her future or the consequences of her actions.

    But it’s Christmas…and there’s supernatural magic afoot…

    Ron, who is the founder of August Heart Films, talked about the making of “All-American Christmas Carol”, and his experiences with re-creating Dickens’ classic in a new and unconventional setting.

    August Heart Films’ “All-American Christmas Carol” is available today on On Demand, Amazon.com, iTunes and in major DVD outlets.

  • Ron Carlson Interview, Part Two November 5, 2013
    Photograph courtesy of August Heart Films, and used with permission.

    Photograph courtesy of August Heart Films, and used with permission.

    Ron Carlson, director of “All-American Christmas Carol”, shares a favorite story from the set.

    August Heart Films’ “All-American Christmas Carol” is available today on On Demand, Amazon.com, iTunes and in major DVD outlets.

  • Ron Carlson Interview, Part Three November 5, 2013
    Photograph courtesy of August Heart Films, and used with permission.

    Photograph courtesy of August Heart Films, and used with permission.

    So, what’s it like to make a Christmas movie at Christmastime?   Ron Carlson, director of “All-American Christmas Carol”, shares some insights!

    August Heart Films’ “All-American Christmas Carol” is available today on On Demand, Amazon.com, iTunes and in major DVD outlets.

  • Creating Their Christmas Dream November 27, 2012
    Richard and Deborah with their "So This Is Christmas" cast

    Photograph courtesy of Deborah and Richard Foster/Foster Entertainment, and used with permission.

    Richard and Deborah Foster are a husband-and-wife team of independent filmmakers.  And this Christmas, they’re doing something they’ve always wanted to do!

    Deborah and Richard have been doing photography, film and video production for more than thirty-five years.  Their company, Foster Entertainment, has won more than seventy national awards for their television ad campaigns, short films and photography.

    But Christmas 2012 marks a first for them: the preview of their first full-length feature film, “So This Is Christmas”!   The Fosters shot their film in Tulsa, Oklahoma in twenty-seven days, with a cast which included Eric Roberts, Vivica Fox and Lexi Ainsworth.

    Prior to reaching the theatres, “So This is Christmas” won five awards. Continue reading →

  • Richard and Deborah Foster Interview, Part 2 November 27, 2012
    "So This Is Christmas" movie production

    Photograph courtesy of Deborah and Richard Foster/Foster Entertainment, and used with permission.

    What’s involved in of creating an award-winning Christmas movie? Husband-and-wife independent filmmakers Deborah and Richard Foster, of Foster Entertainment, talk about their day-to-day creative process on their new film, “So This Is Christmas”!

  • Richard and Deborah Foster Interview, Part 3 November 27, 2012
    "So This Is Christmas" poster

    Photograph courtesy of Deborah and Richard Foster/Foster Entertainment, and used with permission

    Independent filmmakers Richard and Deborah Foster are looking forward to the Tulsa premiere of their first feature film, “So This Is Christmas”!  According to their Facebook page, the film premieres on December 2 in Tulsa.

    Here, Richard and Deborah, who are husband and wife, share their favorite Christmas memory–and a great idea!


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