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Not Made for Hollywood

Grindhouse theatre has had an infamous reputation for its deliberate depiction of excessive and gritty sex, violence and anything worth exploiting, and we loved it! With its attention drawn to the controversy of what are really just ‘giving the audience what they want’ kind of films, little were revealed about not just the directors, but of the creators behind the Grindhouse film trailers which were, and still are, just as entertaining to watch. What we didn’t know is that there is a breed of talented, creative and professional dedicated to producing Grindhouse film trailers and the intermissions in between. As this film is an expose of the reclusive Grindhouse trailer maker, the film is also presented as a visual narrative. No words are spoken, just written accompanied with an educational visual feast for the eyes. After all, this does more than paint a picture of a thousand dollars budget per film!

  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100 AUD
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  • Student Project:
  • The Berlin Flash Film Festival
    April 11, 2017
    Short film festival screenplay awards
Director Biography

My name is James Anthony Ford and I am an Australian scriptwriter based in Melbourne with a keen interest in developing short or feature films, emphasizing on genre's ranging from docudrama, suspense to black comedy. I also have a curious mind for further investigating the 'found -footage' approach to film.
I am currently studying towards my Master of Arts in screenwriting and hold two Bachelor degrees, majoring in Visual Art and Journalism.
For the past few years I have also been involved in various solo and group visual art exhibitions showcasing a series of shadow and assemblage installation works.
In addition, I also recently had a suspense fiction novel published through Amazon. (Link to preview is provided)
In February 2017 my short film titled ‘crack’ was selected to be included as part of the Berlin Flash Film Festival.

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Director Statement

I am a member of the following organizations:
Writers Guild of Australia (WGA)
National Association for the Visual Arts Australia (NAVA)
Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, Australia, (CAS)

Primarily I am a screenwriter and this film titled 'Not Made for Hollywood" is my first solo film project.
My writing portfolio is diverse ranging from feature films, short films and TV pilots.
I have previously been involved in both solo and group visual exhibitions. My artist CV is attached.
My background in visual art leads into my passion for screenwriting.
I have recently completed a docudrama feature film script and near the completion of another docudrama feature film script.
Furthermore, I have completed five short film scripts ranging from drama to black comedy and a couple of TV pilots