Andrea James

Whirlybird

Join me for Deadline Hollywood’s ‘Whirlybird’ screening November 17

November 17, 2021 at 5:00 PM Pacific DEADLINE FOR THE LOVE OF DOCS A VIRTUAL DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING SERIES Presented by NatGeo Soaring above the chaotic spectacle of ’80s and ’90s Los Angeles, a young couple revolutionized breaking news with…

Whirlybird screening 27-29 November at LACMA

Whirlybird screening 27-29 November at LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is screening our film Whirlybird with a post-screening conversation with director Matt Yoka. FILM at LACMA presents classic and contemporary narrative and documentary films, artists and their influences, emerging auteurs, international showcases,…

“Minari,” “Boys State” Win Top Jury Honors At Sundance Fest

SUNDAY, FEB. 2, 2020 The Sundance Institute | Amazon Studios Producers Award for Documentary Features went to Diane Becker and Melanie Miller of Fishbowl Films, for Whirlybird. Read the rest –https://www.shootonline.com/news/minari-boys-state-win-top-jury-honors-sundance-fest

‘Minari’ wins top awards at the Sundance Film Festival, as women sweep directing prizes

By MARK OLSEN, JEN YAMATO FEB. 1, 2020 6:05 PM This year’s 28 prizes were awarded to 25 films from filmmakers representing a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds. Twelve (48%) of the winning films were directed by at least one woman, ten…

Sundance Winners: ‘Minari’ and ‘Boys State’ Take Top Honors

PETER DEBRUGE  Also previously announced, the Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Awards went to Diane Becker and Melanie Miller (producers of “Whirlybird”). Sundance Institute/Amazon Studios Producers Award for Documentary Features: Diane Becker & Melanie Miller of Fishbowl Films, “Whirlybird” Read the rest…

Two graduate alumni screen their documentaries at Sundance Film Festival

JANUARY 28, 2020 Mira Zimet  Matt Yoka was at a professional camera store when he heard the news that his documentary, Whirlybird had also been accepted. “I remember the sales guys couldn’t be bothered with my questions — and then I got a call…

‘Whirlybird’: Film Review | Sundance 2020

3:15 PM PST 1/26/2020 by Daniel Fienberg Whirlybird is informative and thrilling. It’s also profound and sad. And maybe it’s got threads of inspiration and uplift as well. That’s a wide range of responses, and it’s as much as you could have hoped…

Sundance 2020: “Whirlybird” Probes LA From Above

Clint Worthington January 26, 2020 Even through its glimpses into the dark underbelly of LA and the Turs’ marriage, Yoka still manages to craft propulsive moments of lurid news stories, and occasionally takes the time to dig into the quirkiness…

In WHIRLYBIRD, The Cost Of A Scoop Is Your Soul (Review)

by Kyle Anderson Jan 26 2020 • 3:15 PM The footage we get in Whirlybird is astonishing. We see the raw footage, including outtakes before and after the live segments on the news. With this, we see a picture of Tur’s demanding perfectionism…

Whirlybird Doc Soars Over Fires, Riots and Killings to Tell the Origin Story of Breaking News

Tim Molloy Published on January 26, 2020 But when the rush of breaking news wears off, everyone is left to consider the personal costs — and what is was all for. Whirlybird helps us understand breaking news as a high-flying addiction like any…

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