Mumblecore and More features a new genre of filmmakers who are challenging the traditional Hollywood movie scene. Joe Swanberg (Kissing on the Mouth, Hannah Takes the Stairs), Susan Buice (Four Eyed Monsters) and Kris Williams (Young American Bodies) come together with host Steve Weiss to discuss the Mumblecore film movement.
In Cast 2, this creative and innovative new generation of filmmakers discuss the demands of breaking the barriers of the mainstream “Hollywood” independent film industry, staying true to your art, and finding non-traditional ways of film distribution such as the Internet and Video on Demand. The round table of directors elaborate on the dynamics of creating micro-film communities throughout numerous social networking sites and the use of viral marketing plans and screening rooms to engage audiences and build a legend of fans.
Steve Weiss began his creative journey at an early age. His dad taught him photography and they shot Super 8 movies together. With the advent of the home VCR, Steve was among the first to begin shooting and editing wedding videos…more Joe Swanberg
Director of Kissing on the Mouth (2005), LOL (2006), Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007), Nights and Weekends (2008), Alexander the Last (2009) and Uncle Kent (2011). His films have premiered at the Sundance, Berlin and SXSW film festivals…more Susan Buice
The Wall Street Journal has listed Susan Buice among the top 20 new media moguls, and applauds the co-creation of the popular independent film and online video series, Four Eyed Monsters. In late 2002, Susan met her future co-director and collaborator…more Kris Williams
Kristin “Kris” Williams is an American businesswoman, filmmaker, actress and former high school teacher living in Chicago, Illinois. She is best known for her work with her husband, Joe Swanberg, on the independent digital feature film Kissing on the Mouth (2005).