Filmmaker Managing Editor) Matt Ross made this short film updating the European trip montage from Rules of Attraction to material taken from and inspired by all of Ellis’s books, including his new Imperial Bedrooms. It stars Kip Pardue, James Van Der Beek and Tara Summers, and it was conceived of, shot, and edited in ten days. And, oh yeah, it has no name. You can take part in a contest by naming the film at the Knopf website.
This is an example page. It's different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this: Hi there! I'm a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by night, and this is my website. I live in Los Angeles, have a great dog named Jack, and I like piña coladas. (And gettin' caught in the rain.) ...or something like this: The XYZ Doohickey Company was founded in 1971,…... [Read more]
There will be stars galore on Saturday evening at the Los Angeles GLAAD Media Awards, a swanky Hollywood event attended by 5,000 guests where President Bill Clinton will receive the Advocate for Change Award -- but Bret Easton Ellis will not be among them.The novelist and provocateur took to his medium of choice -- Twitter -- to announce that the gay rights organization had "banned" him from entering the premises after learning a guest planned on bringing him as a date."As a gay man in a domestic partnership who plans to get married I'm sad to hear I've been banned…... [Read more]
How's this for a curious project? Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader are teaming up for a psychological horror movie called Bait. With sharks. The plot reads like any B movie, but I imagine this duo will be able to bring a little something extra to the table. A man who despises rich people secures an invitation onto a yacht. He then pilots it into shark-filled waters, and lets the carnage begin. Both are working on a final version of the script, and Schrader will direct. Here are three reasons why this idea, in the hands of Ellis and Schrader,…... [Read more]
Filmmaker magazine to the printer last night, and in my Editor’s Letter I riffed on Paul Schrader, who appeared in both our first issue of the magazine as well as its tenth anniversary. The issue you’ll receive in the mail and see on newsstands shortly is our 20th Anniversary issue, and while it doesn’t contain an interview with Schrader, I wrote that it might just as well have. That’s because, once more, he’s reinventing himself, completing a journey that led him from ’70s Hollywood screenwriter to DIY independent filmmaker. That said, the trailer for The Canyons, his Kickstarter-funded, Bret Easton…... [Read more]
“It wouldn’t be that expensive,” says Schrader over the phone from Greece earlier this month. “Beautiful people, bad things in guys’ rooms. [Ellis] would write it. We’d set it in the homes of people we knew and it would be microbudget.”Ellis was intrigued and wrote the draft in one month. Together with producer Braxton Pope, Ellis and Schrader each invested $30,000 of their own money and raised a further $170,000 on Kickstarter. Voltage Pictures chief Nicolas Chartier came on to handle international sales in March and is tempting buyers on the Croisette.“We made the movie [in 2012] and broke even…... [Read more]