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HOW WE MAKE MOVIES Uncovers the Talent Behind Sundance Fest Success “DRUNKTOWN’S FINEST”

LOS ANGELES (April 28, 2014) – We Make Movies, a 4,000-member film collective in Los Angeles, unveils its second season of its indie-centric podcast, How We Make Movies, featuring an interview with first-time writer/director Sydney Freeland and actress MorningStar Angeline about the successful indie film, “Drunktown’s Finest.”

Executive produced by Robert Redford and developed at the Sundance Labs, “Drunktown’s Finest” follows three young Native Americans - an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be and a promiscuous transsexual - striving to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

During the interview, Freeland and Angeline discuss their experiences creating the project, including developing the script, shooting in their hometown, working together as sisters and more. Freeland reveals her idea for the fictional film was originally sparked by a segment on the ABC news program 20/20 about the struggles of alcoholism on the Native American reservation where she grew up in Gallup, New Mexico.

The full interview can be found here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gk1JlxrL8g

How We Make Movies, the indie filmmaker version of Inside the Actors Studio, profiles successful and up-and-coming movie industry professionals as they reflect on their careers and give advice to aspiring filmmakers. How We Make Movies is sponsored by Microsoft Surface, hosted by Amanda Lippert, filmed in front of a live audience, and can be found at www.YouTube.com/wmmoriginals.

Past guests on the podcast have included film and television producer Effie Brown, Christine and Hannah Walker from New Globe Films, actor/producer JD Walsh, and actor Jeremy Sisto.  The next live episode will shoot on or around May 17th and interested attendees can make a reservation to be at the taping by emailing info@wemakemovies.org.

ABOUT WE MAKE MOVIES:
Founded in 2009, We Make Movies (WMM) is a free Los Angeles-based community of independent filmmakers, writers, and actors dedicated to empowering creative professionals and providing the resources and connections that will help them get their movies made. WMM offers an arsenal of online tools and alternates free weekly writers workshops, improv nights, and industry guest interviews to help filmmakers get feedback on their work, try new ideas and create content.

The WMM community has directly funded 18 independent films. In addition, more than 50 shorts and 6 full length features have been produced after being developed through their workshops. WMM also produces and distributes an industry podcast called “How We Make Movies.”

For further information about WE MAKE MOVIES visit: www.WeMakeMovies.org

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