Filmmaker Focus

Teen star Bailee Madison
Teen star Bailee Madison

13 going on 27. In a good way. That’s the best way our Mike McNamara can describe Bailee Madison. You saw this tremendous talent stealing ...

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Grammy winners The Civil Wars
Grammy winners The Civil Wars

This film is teeming with talent. At the top of the mountain of talent contributing to the documentary A PLACE AT THE TABLE stands Grammy ...

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A PLACE AT THE TABLE directors Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson
A PLACE AT THE TABLE directors Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson

49 million people in the U.S.— including one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to ...

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QWERTY director Bill Sebastian
QWERTY director Bill Sebastian

A film about love and... SCRABBLE?!? So it goes with the Illinois-made indie QWERTY, which received a terrific review from the legendary Roger Ebert and ...

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Oscar nom Exclusives!
Oscar nom Exclusives!

As we head into the big night this Sunday, we thought you might like to take a look at some of our interviews with this ...

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Actor Emayatzy Corinealdi
Actor Emayatzy Corinealdi

Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Independent Spirit Award nom for Best Female Lead... and we’re pretty sure today’s Filmmaker Focus is the first ...

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Director Morgan Spurlock
Director Morgan Spurlock

Morgan Spurlock has a new film and you can watch it this instant. It’s a three minute short called YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, part of ...

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BE GOOD director Todd Looby
BE GOOD director Todd Looby

This one’s 100% Chicago. Born and raised on the South Side, Todd Looby has been enjoying more than his fair share of success on the ...

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