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PROJECT ALMANAC Trailer and Interview with Dir. Dean Israelite

vor 4 Jahren

PROJECT ALMANAC director Dean Israelite shares the trailer for PROJECT ALMANAC, and discusses his debut film, and how he managed to enter into the movie business. The involvement of Michael Bay, Israelite’s role in BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, his experience at film school and what is next for the director is shared with the Insiders host Sebastian Twardosz.

Dean Israelite was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. After high school, he attended the University of Witwatersrand, studying Dramatic Art, before moving to Australia to attend Curtin University, receiving his undergraduate in Film and Television. From there, he was accepted to the American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles, receiving his MFA. Dean wrote and directed the award winning short film ‘ACHOLILAND.’ The film was screened at numerous film festivals, winning, among other accolades, three Student Emmys as well as a BAFTA/LA award. From there, Dean worked as the assistant to the director, Jonathan Liebesman, on the Sony film ‘BATTLE: LOS ANGELES.’ In 2012, Dean was hired to direct the movie ‘PROJECT ALMANAC’ for Michael Bay and Paramount Pictures. The film is being released wide on January 30th 2015. Dean is currently in talks for his next film.

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The Insiders Short Clips Playlist:

00:00 Welcome Dean Israelite to The Insiders
00:25 Trailer for Project Almanac.
02:55 How Dean Israelite got his directing debut, Project Almanac.
07:50 How Michael Bay got involved in the film.
09:50 What it was like directing his first feature film?
12:18 Challenges on set.
13:45 Dean Israelite’s directing style.
15:15 What sort of notes did he get during filming?
17:00 What made Dean want to make movies and how he ended up in Los Angeles.
20:09 Attending AFI.
21:00 Working for his cousin, Jonathan Liebesman.
24:00 What its really like working in the studio system.
27:00 Is Dean still hungry the way he was when he first started.
28:10 Thank you and goodbye.