Molly’s Game – insightful interviews, TIFF Q&A, and trailer

Sunday, 7 January, 2018

I really enjoyed Aaron Sorkin‘s Molly’s Game (starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera). Love how Sorkin saw and got more out of Molly Bloom‘s stories than just those in her book “Molly’s Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World”. (note: this Vanity Fair article is worth reading, “Inside the Viper Room: Hollywood’s Most Exclusive Poker Game“) Here is a trailer and then a ton of in-depth interviews, TIFF Q&A, and other insightful clips that I have or plan to watch. Enjoy!


DP/30: Molly’s Game, Aaron Sorkin

DP/30: Molly’s Game, Jessica Chastain

DP/30 Abbreviated Chat: Molly’s Game, Idris Elba

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Master Classes & In Conversation with – TIFF 2016

Friday, 30 September, 2016

MARK WAHLBERG In Conversation With… | TIFF 2016

MASTER CLASS | Ewan McGregor | TIFF 2016


Not from TIFF 2016 WERNER HERZOG | Presented by Hot Docs Film Festival 2006 | TIFF

VR/360 sessions at TIFF 2016

Tuesday, 20 September, 2016

VR/360 Creative Concept meets Practical Design | DIALOGUES | TIFF 2016

//When balancing compelling cinematic storytelling with a technology still in an experimental stage, creative, production, and post-production teams must work together in uncharted territory to build cohesive blueprints for VR projects. Trailblazers in the field walk us through the unique challenges and creative possibilities of this burgeoning medium.//

VR/360: Mapping Sustainable Business Models | DIALOGUES | TIFF 2016

//Just as the film industry embraced early digital technologies, which have now evolved into the SVOD platforms, OTT, and on-demand services we see today, there is now mass movement into Virtual Reality. Companies are formulating strategies on how best to monetize this new technology and the content available. This discussion will examine the business models they are exploring, look at how they plan to overcome the challenges associated with evolving technology, and highlight the ways the film industry and filmmakers could best exploit the financial opportunities VR presents.//

Doug Liman | MASTER CLASS | TIFF 2016 (heavy focus on VR)

//From Swingers and Go, to the Bourne Series, Mr & Mrs Smith, and The Edge of Tomorrow, director/writer/producer Doug Liman is always seeking innovative ways to deliver high-octane compelling stories in film and television. Liman reveals why he and his company, 30 Ninjas, are venturing and investing in VR, multi-platform and interactive content, and discusses his new VR short-action series. Invisible, a partnership from Condé Nast Entertainment, 30 Ninjas, Jaunt and Samsung.//

Catch up with Bill Buxton

Thursday, 2 February, 2012

Bill Buxton is one of the smartest technologists I know of. Once in a while, I try to “catch up” with Bill by finding some of his online presentations/videos to watch. I hope you enjoy these videos as much as I do.

2011 TIFF Nexus: Locative Media Day Keynote: Bill Buxton on Whereable Media

Bill Buxton presents at AdWeek 2011

Bill Buxton speaks about technology’s effect on advertising at AdWeek 2011

See my previous post about Bill here, here, here, here (video), and here (video).

Also check out Here is an intro video.

TIFF 2011 Red Carpet videos

Tuesday, 13 September, 2011

Have a watch. [HT Baylea]

* “‘A Dangerous Method’ – Viggo Mortensen at the TIFF 2011

* “‘Eye of the Storm’ – Geoffrey Rush at Toronto Film Festival 2011

More Red Carpet Videos here.

A Dangerous Method – David Cronenberg

Sunday, 11 September, 2011

Some news articles for the record,

* The Province, “David Cronenberg goes into the mind for his new movie about psychiatry

* Globe & Mail, “Cronenberg on switching gears for ‘A Dangerous Method’

* Toronto Sun, “Cronenberg talks about runaway actors

* EW, “Toronto: Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender are sensational as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung in ‘A Dangerous Method.’

U2 documentary “From the Sky Down” – a film that is “for anyone who is interested in how songs get written.”

Friday, 9 September, 2011

Sept 8, 2011, LA Times, “Toronto 2011: U2’s Bono shows ’em how it’s done

Sept 8, 2011, LA Times, “Toronto Film Festival: Director talks opening night U2 doc

Bono on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival

The business of selling and buying movies at TIFF.

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