Above the Line vs Below the Line. Episode 3 : Filmmaker vs Film Critic
Filmmaker : Victoria Negri
Victoria is an award-winning filmmaker and ultra marathon runner. Her feature directorial debut, Gold Star – which she wrote, directed, produced and acted in -features Oscar-nominated actor Robert Vaughn in his last on-screen performance. Gold Star won five awards on the festival circuit and was distributed via Turn Key Films on VOD, as well as being released theatrically in New York City, Los Angeles and Boston. The film received an 86% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Victoria is an ongoing programmer for the Oxford Film Festival and has written pieces on filmmaking for NoFilmSchool, BtchFlicks, Women and Hollywood and The Talkhouse. Victoria is in development on her second feature film ULTRA with Executive Producers David Lowery, James Johnston, and Toby Halbrooks and Producers Jon Read and Allison Carter.
Film Critic : Matthew Schuchman
In the early 90s, while at the video store with his friends who wanted to rent Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, Matthew asked the clerk if they had any copies of Naked Lunch available. A film buff from an early age, he would turn his fascination into his own review site in 2010; Movie Review from Gene Shalit’s Moustache. From there, he provided his voice to such publications as Den of Geek, Coming Soon, and Verbicide magazine as a film reviewer and talent interviewer.
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