A rising tide brings everybody up

By - Sep 15th, 2009 02:44 pm
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Carlo and Ryan

Local writer/director team Carlo Besasie and Ryan Plato aren’t in film to make money. (That’s probably a good thing). The brains behind the award-winning 2007 short The Cherry Tree and this year’s The Violinist, which will screen in the 2009 Milwaukee Film Festival (which begins next week!),  Ryan and Carlo take an anti-vocational approach to the craft.

“Independent filmmaking takes place around your life,” says Carlo, expressing both the thrill and the challenge of being a creative person who also needs to pay the bills.

In this episode of Backstage, the filmmakers ask: what makes Milwaukee a great place to make films? What happens if and when someone makes it big? If they were to suddenly wake up as financially successful filmmakers, would they squander all of their gains on debauchery? Are feature films inherently and creatively superior to shorts? And how does that idiom about the rising tide really go?

Find out now: Backstage with Ryan Plato and Carlo Besasie

Backstage with Mark Metcalf is produced with WMSE 91.7 FM at the beautiful downtown studio of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Tell your friends, and if you’d like to get in on some sweet podcast action (should we interview you? Do you know someone who has a great story to tell?), by all means, send us an email.

(And it’s “A rising tide lifts all boats.”)

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