We’re excited to dive into film production today with a successful, and very prolific, film producer - Gill Holland.
1. You wear a lot of hats, and are continue to be very respected both the film and music worlds. Tell us more about your workflow, and how your film and music roles intersect.
2. You've managed to have a successful career, living on the indie side of Hollywood, before we jump into your current work, give us a few highlights from projects over the years. A story or two, lessons learned (emerging filmmakers want to learn from these podcasts)
3. So you have two films that have been playing the fest circuit, that will soon be seen by audiences, on their platform or choice I assume. 7 Splinters in Time is one of them. Tell us more about this project and how/when our listeners can see it?
4. Beauty Mark is another film of yours recently acquired for distribution. Give us some background on how you got involved in that project.
5. Since this is clearly in the Cause Cinema space, and knowing it is based on a true story, was there a mission to just share this important story, or was there an intention to create a call to action or movement?
Any final thoughts or tips for our aspiring listeners out there. Words of wisdom we can't read in a book about this crazy business?
And how about your film picks?
Gill Holland Bio
Spirit Award nominee for Producer of the Year, Gill Holland has worked on over 100 films, including producing “HURRICANE STREETS”, the first film ever to win three prizes at Sundance. Other Sundance faves include FLOW: For Love of Water, which I supported over at Cause Cinema fyi, SPRING FORWARD, LOGGERHEADS, IT FELT LIKE LOVE and LOOK AND SEE: A Portrait of Wendell Berry.
He worked on SXSW-winners MAIDENTRIP and MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND, Emmy-nominated DEAR JESSE and FOX TV hit GREG THE BUNNY. Other award-winners include SWEETLAND, WHERE HOPE GROWS, and AN HONEST LIAR. He runs sonaBLAST!, a music label and publisher with over 2,000 songs from acts like Ben Sollee and soundtracks from films like 7 SPLINTERS IN TIME, BEAUTY MARK, and the upcoming 2018 Cannes Film Festival competition selection YOMEDDINE. He is deeply involved in Louisville’s civic, political, and cultural life.
You can find Gill via http://www.sonablast.com/
This is a very exciting time for social impact cinema, as a low barrier to entry combines with an increase in public interest for Cause Cinema.