Andrea James

Matt Yoka

March 31 ‘Whirlybird’ screening at Wabash ‘shOUT

March 31 ‘Whirlybird’ screening at Wabash ‘shOUT

Join me for a special Trans Day of Visibility event at Wabash College. We are screening Whirlybird Thursday, March 31 at 7pm in Baxter 101. See you there!

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,…

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…

‘Whirlybird’ Film Review: Journalism Doc Makes More Impact With Family Breakup Than With Breaking News

Sundance 2020: The evolution of L.A.-based news pales in comparison to the personal story in Matt Yoka’s documentary Elizabeth Weitzman | January 26, 2020 @ 3:15 PM There’s more, though. And since it’s not presented as a spoiler, it should be…

Sundance 2020 Documentaries: How I Shot That

Chris O’Falt Jan 29, 2020 1:32 pm Shooting “Whirlybird” Dir: Matt Yoka Format: 2.8k ProRes 4444Camera: ARRI Alexa MiniLens: Panavision PCZ 19-90mm T2.8 zoom Cinematographer Ed Herrera: Our earliest conversations revolved around the color photographs of Nan Goldin from the 1980’s. There’s something inherently personal…

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