The creative part of me has always been intrigued by filmmaking. I had an opportunity to explore a little bit of that creative intrigue by attending a few filmmaking seminars at the Seventh Annual AT&T St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase on Saturday.
For example, one of the seminars was a workshop that examined the director's role by showing several directors' takes on the same scene and exploring the differences in their approaches to acting, staging and shooting. It was quite fascinating!
As part of the Showcase, a number of locally-produced films are being shown through Wednesday at the Tivoli Theatre in U City. Check out the entire program for details. Here's one of the films I'm really looking forward to seeing:
Ghost Image (Monday, 7 PM) -- "This ambitious, St. Louis-shot psychological thriller features a cast that includes Elisabeth Rohm (“Law & Order”), Stacey Dash (“Clueless”) and Roma Maffia (“Nip/Tuck,” “Profiler”). When a young video editor (Rohm) loses her boyfriend in a car crash, she finds solace in watching video of him taken the night before he died. When he starts to communicate with her through that video, however, she must decide whether he's speaking from beyond or she's slipping into madness."