BEARDS.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in All, FilmHacker | No Comments
BEARDS.

Are you growing a mustache for November? Maybe growing the ol’ beard first? This movember…upgrade the month to it’s fuller, more natural, MOVEMBEARD. It may just change your life… More importantly, give here. Written by David Ross With David Ross & Michael Izquierdo And Risa Sarachan & Samuel Stricklen Filmed by Craig & Pete DiFolco

“An Alum’s Guide to Regis” Video Premieres at the Regis High School Centennial, Waldorf Astoria.

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in All, FilmHacker, Press | No Comments
“An Alum’s Guide to Regis” Video Premieres at the Regis High School Centennial, Waldorf Astoria.

Regis kindly asked us to make a short video celebrating the history of Regis High School in Manhattan. We were honored. So we sat down with about 20 or so alums that attended a few events and gave them a little quiz on what makes Regis Regis. We put together a 10 minute excerpt of […]

Getting Creative with Locations Using Airbnb

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in FilmHacker | No Comments
Getting Creative with Locations Using Airbnb

If you’re already in the pre-production phase, you can use sites like Airbnb.com to connect to spaces that might have been otherwise out of your budget’s reach. Many of Sunnyside Films productions were shot in spaces that nobody ever dreamed would be a movie set, as in our recent release, The Last Day of August. There are a lot of things to consider when filming on a residential property, here’s some things to think about for your next shoot.

Only Three Things Matter: Location, Location, Location

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in FilmHacker | No Comments
Only Three Things Matter: Location, Location, Location

We all know there are hundreds of variables in shooting – time, money, weather, money, schedules, and money – that it’s best to do everything you can to make good decisions ahead of time that give you the most control. Here are some of our learned lessons.

The Last Day of August Now Available on iTunes

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in FilmHacker | No Comments
The Last Day of August Now Available on iTunes

Now available on VOD and streaming, The Last Day of August expertly tells the story of how one day can change everything. Friendships are truly tested and love reveals itself in this independent drama about breaking down and breaking through, co-produced by Sunnyside Films & Arcelus Entertainment.

The Right Camera for Your Job from Indie to Scorsese

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in FilmHacker | No Comments
The Right Camera for Your Job from Indie to Scorsese

I get into this great debate with my writing and directing partner Craig DiFolco all the time. When initially conceiving of authentically independent films, Craig crafts them for a truly independent feel, and therefore they can conceivably be shot on any type of camera – literally we shot a couple of episodes of a pilot […]

How to Output a BluRay from Final Cut Pro for 99 cents

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in FilmHacker | No Comments
How to Output a BluRay from Final Cut Pro for 99 cents

Sometimes you get to be the star. Sometime you’re the director of the movie you’ve always dreamed of making. And sometimes, you get stuck with the crap jobs. Not that making a BluRay is crap (in fact, it will make your movie look better than ever), but the process is often involved with a lot […]

Welcome to FilmHacker: our online film collective

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in FilmHacker | One Comment
Welcome to FilmHacker: our online film collective

Craig told me recently, “When people ask what we do, I won’t really say that I’m a director or writer or producer, I just say we make movies. Even though each step along the way requires different skill sets, I really enjoy every step for different reasons, and though I definitely identify myself as a […]

Welcome to Sunnyside Films, a Little About Us

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in FilmHacker | One Comment
Welcome to Sunnyside Films, a Little About Us

Back in 2011 I turned to my pal, the filmmaker/director Craig DiFolco, frequent collaborator with Sunnyside Films and said, “It’s so weird to think that this is what we do for fun.” We had just wrapped an incredibly heart wrenching scene on our feature Last Day of August. We dug down to some really tough […]