A TDQ Q&A Follow-Up With Filmmaker Bryan Smith

Box Of Salvation - 8th Avenue Studios

Box Of Salvation – 8th Avenue Studios

It’s been a busy year since we last spoke to Bryan Smith of 8th Avenue Studios. We caught up with him to talk about his latest project, a feature-length documentary called “Box of Salvation.” Bryan and his wife Carin have been all over the country promoting the film, but were able to find a few minutes to tell us about making the film. Here’s this week’s TDQ Q&A Follow-Up With Bryan Smith:

The Daily Quarterly: Tell us about 8th Avenue Studios’ latest project, “Box of Salvation”

Bryan Smith: “Box of Salvation” is our first go at a feature-length documentary. It’s a passion project – meaning we did it because we wanted to. Balancing our paid work with this and two kids under the age of 6 kept us pretty damn busy! Continue reading

The Kid Stays In The Picture: A TDQ Q&A With Filmmaker Bryan Smith Of “8th Avenue Studios,” Part 2

The Fire Project, 8th Avenue Studios

The Fire Project, 8th Avenue Studios

Here is Part 2 of our TDQ Q&A with filmmaker Bryan Smith:

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TDQ: Apart from the lack of a hundred million dollars or so from a huge studio, what’s been the biggest challenge you’ve faced with “The Fire Project” so far?

Smith: Honestly the biggest challenge with this, or any micro-budget project for that matter, is getting people to take you seriously. Unfortunately, without a multi-million dollar budget, a lot of folks think you’re just “jerking around with a camera.” Luckily, I have a great crew, a supportive family and friends who are willing to act for free. Oh yeah, and trying to manage a shoot schedule with a full time job and two kids under age five makes it tough, too. Continue reading

The Kid Stays In The Picture: A TDQ Q&A With Filmmaker Bryan Smith Of “8th Avenue Studios”

8th Avenue Studios

8th Avenue Studios

This week, The Daily Quarterly spoke to filmmaker Bryan Smith of “8th Avenue Studios.” He talked to us about his upcoming web series, “The Fire Project,” which premieres next month, as well as the struggles of being a small studio and the merits of James Cameron’s films. He also talks about Vikings and the fact that Han Solo did, indeed, shoot first. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A with Bryan Smith:
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