Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vincent D'Onofrio visits Tribeca Flashpoint Academy


Vincent D'Onofrio visits Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

Like most successful artists, actor Vincent D'Onofrio knows a little about following his passion. An acclaimed on-screen talent with the hard-won reputation of an "actor's actor," the Law & Order star recently took the helm of a new project: a self-written feature-length horror musical entitled Don't Go In The Woods.

So when a group of equally passionate filmmakers from TFA’s Film + Broadcast program were tasked with cutting the trailer for his labor of love, D'Onofrio seized the opportunity to sit down with them for an intimate conversation about the process, challenges, and craft of filmmaking.

D'Onofrio talked to students about his experience shooting a feature-length film in 12 days with a cast of non-actors and a miniscule budget. He also mentioned plans for a sequel (which, he told students, he'd like to shoot with a crew from Tribeca Flashpoint Academy).

Throughout the visit, every student appeared to delight in D'Onofrio's candid and approachable presence. But above all, it was the real-world advice that students really responded to, as D'onofrio imparted to them the wisdom he has earned during his nearly 30 year career.

Nicolo Ramirez was one of the Film + Broadcast students who took part in the discussion. "One of [D'Onofrio's] main points of advice to us young filmmakers was to try and surround ourselves with likeminded individuals that have similar goals and values. He also encouraged us to experiment and push boundaries in order to test the limitations of what one can get away with."

"When I first heard that our post-production class would be working on a trailer for Vincent D'Onofrio's new film, I never expected that we would get a chance to sit down and talk to him," remarked student Anne Quinlan. "It's not every day that Vincent D'Onofrio watches your work and tells you what he liked and what he would add. He passed on some advice to the group and told us to never stop making films, to always keep working. He said, 'To be successful in this business you need to have no fear, no greed, no envy.' These are words that I will be following in the future."

Don't Go In the Woods premieres on video on demand on December 26 and in theaters in New York and Los Angeles in January. Check out the official trailer, released today, below:







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5 comments:

havers said...

How cool that the students could do the trailer for DGITW.

mauigirl said...

Vincent is such a giving person.

val said...

I see he's miming fondling my over-large bosom...

Regina Caschetto said...

Dear Reel-
Wanted to send Vincent and his family a Christmas card. Always sent them to Chelsea Piers. Can't do that anymore. Do you have an address tosend it to?
Thanks-
Regina

thereel said...

No Regina, we don't. I'm sorry.

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson

"TENN" [TBA]

A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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