Cinema Without Borders interview with Grace McPhillips

Bijan Tehrani:  How did you come up with the idea of making THE OTHER ONE?
Grace McPhillips: My film THE OTHER ONE was originally a short film I had been cast in, but that had never been made.  It was a script that haunted me, spurred my imagination towards different story lines, and I saw the film fit perfectly in a location I knew I had pretty unlimited access to. So when it came time for me to produce and star in a feature, that screenplay immediately came to mind.

The short was only 15 pages and a feature needs to be closer to 85 pages, so we, the other lead actors and the director, took a collaborative creation approach and we developed a storyline and script within 3 months and immediately went into filming.

BT:  You are an independent producer and filmmaker with an extensive background in arts, has that background helped you as a filmmaker?
GM: Having a diverse background in the arts is super helpful for perspective and gumption.  I was mostly dancing, singing, and acting in musical theater prior to film, but choreographed in addition to performing, which is a lot like producing and starring.  It's deciding how you want the cake to be made and then being the one who walks out with it on your finest cake platter.

Our Unique Post Production Process

For The Other One, our Editor Melissa Lawrenz will be living on set editing literally as soon as the RED cards are full.  We are aim to shoot our film in 10 days and time is of the essence, so Hewlett Packard has given us an awesome gift to help speed up the process- the HP Z820 RED Edition Workstation!

Here’s the full breakdown on the HP site.

Friday the 12th, 2013, HP’s Rick Hohmann flew straight from the NAB show to sit down with our Post team, convert the station into the RED Edition and begin walking us through it’s awesome capabilities.  We even have a Dream Color Monitor!