Mark Metcalf

Collaborative Cinema at The Milwaukee Show

Mark Metcalf talks with Nathaniel Schardin, director of "The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula," which premieres tonight at The Milwaukee Film Festival.

By - Oct 4th, 2012 04:00 am
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Director Nate Schardin takes a break while shooting “The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula.” Photo: Bob Gregory

Milwaukee Film’s Collaborative Cinema is a great program that gives young people a chance to get directly involved in the filmmaking process. One of these young people is Nathaniel Schardin, who has been a part of the Collaborative Cinema program since 2007.

The full Collaborative Cinema crew from “The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula.” Photo: Bob Gregory

This year, Schardin directed his first narrative short, a comedy called The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula, where a classic Dracula has trouble fitting into the modern-day Twilight/True Blood vampire world. The film will premiere at The Milwaukee Show, tonight at the Milwaukee Film Festival.

In this week’s podcast, Nate and I talked about what went into making the film, directing his first narrative and the great network of people involved in The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula and the Collaborative Cinema program.

Listen now:

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More information and tickets for The Milwaukee Show can be found here, more information on The Vampire Formerly Known as Dracula can be found here, and more information on the Collaborative Cinema program can be found here.

TCD was also there for part of the Collaborative Cinema film shoot, and that video is embedded below, and you can see the full story here.

Backstage with Mark Metcalf,” a 2011 Milwaukee Press Club award-winner, is engineered and produced by Dan ShaferFor the full archive of these podcasts, check out TCD’s Podcasts page.

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