THE DAIVD DANCE Writer and Actor Don Scime (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with ‘The David Dance’ Writer and Actor Don Scime

THE DAIVD DANCE Writer and Actor Don Scime (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

THE DAIVD DANCE Writer and Actor Don Scime (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

The David Dance tells the story of David, the host of a local gay radio show, and his struggles with self-doubt after his sister asks him to be the father figure for her soon-to-be-adopted Brazilian child. Through a series of events from past to present and back again, audiences will experience the tale of a man as he struggles to bring all the colorful pieces of life together.

The Daily Quirk had the opportunity to sit down with Don Scime, writer and star of The David Story about how this film came to be, the experience of having it premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival and just what’s next on his “To-Do” list. Watch the exclusive interview below.

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Screenwriter & Director Jeffrey Brown of SOLD (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with ‘Sold’ Screenwriter and Director Jeffrey Brown

Screenwriter & Director Jeffrey Brown of SOLD (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Screenwriter & Director Jeffrey Brown of SOLD (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

In Jeffrey Brown’s adaptation of Patricia McCormick’s novel Sold,  twelve-year-old Lakshmi (Niyar Saikia) leaves her village to work as domestic servant in India, only to find out she’s been sold into prostitution. She then must summon all her strength to survive her ordeal and find a way out of her horrible fate. Co-starring Gillian Anderson, David Arquette and Tillotama Shome, this haunting tale sheds light on the very real issue of human trafficking and slavery happening every day in countries all over the globe, including The United States.

The Daily Quirk got the chance to sit down with Screenwriter and Director Jeffrey Brown to talk how he hopes Sold will raise greater awareness of the atrocity that is human trafficking and slavery,  and his experience having the film show at the Cinequest Film Festival. Watch the exclusive interview below. Continue reading

The Crew of NEVER (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Writer/Director Brett Allen Smith and the Team from ‘Never’

The Crew of NEVER (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

The Crew of NEVER (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

In Never, Writer/Director Brett Allen Smith highlights the complications of navigating relationships when you’re still on a journey to discover yourself. Denim (Zachary Booth), a newcomer to Seattle, falls in love with Nikki (Zelda Williams), a struggling musician, who just happens to be a lesbian. As their relationship grows and complicates, the audience is taken along for an emotional and moving look at what defines a modern relationship.

The Daily Quirk got the chance to talk to the team behind Never, Writer/Director Brett Allen Smith, Producers Andrew Schmidt and Bradley Maurer, Production Designer Caitlin Nicole Williams and Cinematographer Benjamin Verhulst, at the Cinequest Film Festival about the inspiration behind Never, what it is about unconventional love stories that appeals to us and their experience at Cinequest. Watch the exclusive interview below! Continue reading

Neil Gaiman (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Neil Gaiman at Cinequest

Neil Gaiman (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Neil Gaiman (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

If there’s anyone deserving of a “maverick” award, it is certainly Neil Gaiman. His prolific body of work is as varied as it is unique, crossing multiple genres and platforms, and entertaining a loyal fan base of all interests and ages. Cinequest honored Gaiman with their Maverick Spirit Award at this year’s film festival and The Daily Quirk was on hand for the ceremony and a special sit down interview with “Neil himself.” Watch the interview below with the remarkable Neil Gaiman where we discuss Sandman, Doctor Who and which of the universes he’s created he would most like to visit!

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Nasim Pedrad, Rainn Wilson, Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer and Peter Kwong in COOTIES (Image Credit: Tony Rivetti Jr.)

Five 2014 Sundance debuts we can’t wait to check out!

Nasim Pedrad, Rainn Wilson, Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer and Peter Kwong in COOTIES (Image Credit: Tony Rivetti Jr.)

Nasim Pedrad, Rainn Wilson, Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer and Peter Kwong in COOTIES (Image Credit: Tony Rivetti Jr.)

The Sundance Film Festival, held every January, is a showcase for a wide variety of independent films and a great chance for those films to latch onto a larger audience and hopefully make their way to the masses. Breakout films include (believe it or not), such films as Reservoir Dogs, Memento and Saw. So, this year there’s quite a lineup and we’ve compiled a short list below of the ones we can’t wait to check out when they’re massed released. Continue reading

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An Interview with Award-Winning Independent Filmmaker Daniel Poliner

Independent Filmmaker Daniel Poliner (Image Credit: Daniel Poliner)

Independent Filmmaker Daniel Poliner (Image Credit: Daniel Poliner)

Daniel Poliner, an award-winning independent film writer and director, has been making films for over ten years and recently completed his first feature film: Jack, Jules, Esther, and Me.  He was kind enough to share it with me and agreed to an in-person interview at a quaint coffee shop in Brooklyn, New York so The Daily Quirk readers and I could get to know a little more about him as a filmmaker.

This NYU Tisch School graduate was incredibly generous with his answers and willing to share with us a glimpse into what trials and tribulations go into creating a film albeit short or feature length.  Read on to get to know this filmmaker on the rise…

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Movie Review: ‘The Charon Incident’

The Charon Incident is an Independent Short Film by writer/director Allan Wylie, with a plot that will have you wondering what goes on behind the walls of big name pharmaceutical companies when no one is looking. The film centers around fictional Agape Pharmaceuticals, a company attempting to “corner the market on saving lives,” and stars Jessie Pavelka as Clay Davidson, a “private fixer” who is tasked with one last mission from his handler before retiring. To tell you anymore than that would ruin all the fun of this suspenseful watch, so I’ll get right to the review Continue reading

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Interview with ‘The Charon Incident’ Director Allan Wylie

When it comes to the creation of the thought provoking independent film, The Charon Incident, Allan Wylie can truly be considered a renaissance man.  Not only did he come up with the concept for the suspenseful short (read our review), but he also wrote the screenplay, directed, produced and even made an appearance in the film!  All that hard work definitely paid off with the completed project being an exciting watch that is already shining on the Independent Film Festival Circuit. Allan was kind enough to take some time out from promoting The Charon Incident to talk to us about the film and the possibility of a sequel!

Read on for the interview!

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