(It’s a group hang!)
One Minute Summary:
The Videoblogs Commentary is live audio commentary for the film The Videoblogs, and anyone can participate. We want to talk about filmmaking while encouraging earnest character-driven storytelling and continuing the conversations about mental health started by The Videoblogs film.
We will be joined by filmmakers around the country, including David Paterson, the writer-producer of The Great Gilly Hopkins. Like The Videoblogs film, The Great Gilly Hopkins is a female-driven story that explores a challenging issue, in this case the emotional toll that foster care can take on a young person, and it features a powerhouse lineup of female actresses which includes Sophie Nélisse, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Octavia Spencer, and Julia Stiles.
We’re offering over $500 in filmmaking prizes to encourage participation.
Details about how to win prizes: bit.ly/VideoblogsChat
Email to RSVP: email@example.com
We know and love director’s commentaries. They give us an intimate, scene-by-scene look at what the filmmakers were thinking during production, as we relive all of our favorite moments of a film in real time.
Wouldn’t it be a dream to jump in and participate in the conversations that the directors are having on those commentary tracks, especially for the films that mean a lot to us, for the ones that really have something to say?
Dream no more, because it’s finally happening!
The nsavides Podcast is proud to partner with the filmmakers behind The Videoblogs and with producer Jenna Edwards to bring you a whole new way to experience a movie: live and in dialogue with the filmmakers who made it.
It’s a community-powered commentary track for The Videoblogs, and we want you on the team. Don’t be shy. You’ve got this, and it’s going to be way more awesome if you come along and hang with us.
The Videoblogs is a feature film that has the audacity to explore mental health. And it’s a totally engaging film, quite apart from this topic—so you don’t have to have any direct experience with mental illness to enjoy the story.
Having a meaningful conversation about mental health can be challenging because of how complicated and personal the topic can be, but sometimes the challenging conversations are the most important ones to have.
We want to talk to you and hear your take, regarding The Videoblogs as a film, regarding mental health, regarding whatever you want to discuss.
Basically, if you’d share your thoughts about the movie with a friend, then we hope that you will also share it with us. We get that we’re asking a lot. That’s why we’re offering … participation-based prizes!
The Prizes include:
- A 2 hour consultation with producer Jenna Edwards
- A script read and 1 hour follow up strategy session with Micheal DiBiasio, the director of The Videoblogs
- A 30 min podcast interview with Nick Savides, host of The nsavides Podcast
How to Participate:
Lots of ways to join in. More details about how to participate and earn prizes are here.
Here’s the easy version:
- Save the date: Sunday, Oct. 9 at [2:30] PM Eastern Time (That’s [1:30] PM for our friends in the Central Time Zone and [11:30] AM for all you West Coast peeps.)
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that you get a spot.
- On Oct. 9 when the time comes, click this: bit.ly/VideoblogsCommentary.
We’ll be making the film available to watch during the event. For now, you can buy or rent the film on iTunes in advance. That way you can be prepared with something smart to say.
Or you could give a listen to this episode of The nsavides Podcast where Nick interviews Michael, the film’s director:
That’s another way to get some ideas for conversation topics. But, you don’t have to watch the film in advance or listen to the episode to participate. All you have to do is show up.
When the time comes, we hope you’ll put on your comfortable pants, maybe open the bottle of wine you’ve been saving for a leisurely afternoon, and join us.