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By Jacob Kornbluth (See Part One HERE).
So there I was. I had totally given up on my film career in LA, and gone to live in Berkeley, CA. In trying to put together a fiction film, I had met Robert Reich and become friends with him. Reich and I had started making short videos together, they were successful, and I had begun thinking about how to make a film about what had happened to the American economy and the Middle class. But I had no idea where to start.
The first thing I did was try to get some sense of who was making films in the Bay Area. [...]
What would Variety, Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, The Wrap, MovieCityNews, Filmmaker Magazine & Deadline report if a single film company took the following awards at Sundance this year?
- Narrative Grand Jury Prize
- Audience Award For Narrative Film
- Best Directing of a Narrative Film
- Best Directing of a Documentary Film
- Special Jury Award For Documentary Film #1
- Special Jury Award For Documentary Film #2
I can’t help but think they would announce the arrival of a powerhouse.
Well, allow me the pleasure of breaking such an announcement. [...]