Slamdance Video Spotlight: Spoofing ‘Paranormal,’ Recording Secrets and Documenting a Crisis

By  · Published on January 24th, 2013

If Sundance is the alternative film festival, Slamdance is the alternative to the alternative. We’re proud to be media sponsors for the festival, and to share a few filmmaking spotlights on the movies playing there this year.

This second batch features some secret and educational recordings. A talk with directors Scott Rutherford and Ben Peyser shows how they crafted Ghost Team One – a paranormal comedy where two things get weird in the spirit world after two guys chase after a beautiful woman. Plus, J.R. Hughto talks about his film Diamond on Vinyl, where a man is secretly recording private moments with his fiancee. Of course, she finds out.

On the educational front, Cary McClelland brings his globe-trotting expertise to the cause of illuminating what’s going on in Pakistan with the film Without Shepherds.

So let’s get uncomfortably close and dig deeper to learn more about these budding filmmakers:

Ghost Team One

Diamond on Vinyl

Without Shepherds

The first batch is here, and you can check out more Slamdance at their website

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