Spotlight: Paul Thomas Anderson

Français At age 43, Paul Thomas Anderson is currently gearing up for the late 2014 release of his seventh feature film; by all accounts in the early stages of his career, PTA is already sitting pretty, designated across diverse film circles as one of the best directors of the modern age. When it comes to […]

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Spotlight – Bette Davis

Français In order to have an understanding and appreciation for current actors it is essential to look back in film history to see where these actors get their inspiration and who has influenced their acting techniques. An actress, who paved the way for and inspired celebrated females in film today, such as Meryl Streep and […]

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Spotlight – Robert Redford

Français ÉCU takes pride in being a platform that helps further the development and creativity of independent filmmakers and the independent film industry. In this week’s spotlight, ÉCU looks into the career of an actor who is not only an American classic but also creator of his own nationally acclaimed film festival “Sundance,” Robert Redford. […]

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ÉCU Spotlight: Sam Mendes and indie filmmaking

Since the latest Bond movie Skyfall is relatively old news, we thought we’d focus on the other achievements of British theatre and film director Sam Mendes. At ÉCU we’re naturally most interested in his role in making independent movies. Also catching our attention is the UK based independent film and theatre production company Neal Street […]

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ÉCU Spotlight: Jim Jarmusch and the classical Indie scene

“If anyone tells you there is only one way, their way, get as far away from them as possible, both physically and philosophically.” ― Jim Jarmusch To improve your knowledge about classical independent film, ÉCUs spotlight this week is dedicated to American filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, noted as one of the most influential proponents in the […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Isabella Ferrari – an actress per chance, an artist by vocation

  This week ÉCU is spotlighting Isabella Ferrari, an Italian actress and Jury member of the International Jury Prize “Luigi De Laurentiis” at the 69 edition of the Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festivals in the world. Isabella is also one of the most beloved actresses of “auteur Italian independent cinema”, highly esteemed by […]

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