“I love it when a plan comes together.” – John “Hannibal” Smith And so after many months of planning and hard work, it was finally time for SWB Films to shoot something. Sam and I had been bouncing projects off each other for some time, until we had enough ideas to easily fill a year [...]
There’s a famous maxim about film production: “Quality= cheap or quick – pick one.” Doing it cheaply takes time, and doing it quickly costs money, there’s no way around that. Quick isn’t a priority for us. But over the last few months, we’ve quietly made some major strides towards our goal of a sustainable non-profit [...]
Prior to working at the SWB I worked at Maysles Films and North Sea Films in addition to various stints in publishing and non-profit work. I hold an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School and I was a theater/music geek as a kid. My theater background is predominately with musicals, but my music background is that [...]
Eric Gersbeck was born and raised on an orphanage vessel drifting in international waters, until at the age of eight he escaped and swam to Queens, where he was diagnosed with a rare form of dyslexia that caused him to speak and write about himself in the third person. It took decades to correct. My [...]
Firstly, thanks so much for checking out our website and joining (hint, hint!)! I’m eager to get this group moving and we’re just a few crew members away from a complete crew: GO TEAM SWB! I’m not really a fan of talking about myself, but Ross and company were completely right that we should get [...]
The last two days of recruitment interviews have been invigorating– we’ve already met and accepted a number of talented people who will be a big part of our organization going forward. It is truly inspiring to meet others who share our vision of a collaborative, non-profit, no-budget digital film collective. In particular, we were pleasantly [...]
Found these pictures and they really do bring back some great memories of SWB version 1 (I’ll never refer to this new iteration as ‘Version 2.0,’ promise!). Many thanks to all the volunteers who made that experience so memorable and looking forward to making some new memories while learning by doing!
The recruitment ads have gone up on Craigslist, and we’re already getting our first responses. If you’ve submitted an application, kindly give the staff a few days to reply, as we plan on reviewing them all thoroughly before responding. Our next step is to schedule interviews and auditions — we will try to be as [...]