Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Captured Bird let loose in Washington

Nat Jones and Jovanka Vuckovic at ZomBcon 2011.

No one makes any money making short films. They are made for the love of the art and the stories told. One of the most anticipated short films in years is Jovanka Vuckovic's "The Captured Bird."

I have personally been excited for this film since hearing about it more than a year ago. Vuckovic is an author and journalist who had an amazing run as editor-in-chief of Rue Morgue. Now she's making movies. Not only is "The Captured Bird" an example of a Kickstarter project success, Vuckovic's collaborators included Jason Lapeyre, Guillermo Del Toro, Nat Jones and others (because no one makes a movie alone).

The film has been getting rave reviews and if you live in the Pacific Northwest (like me!) you might get to see it. All you have to do is get tickets to the Tacoma Film Festival held Oct. 4-11.

Let me tell you, when I heard that "The Captured Bird" would be coming to Tacoma, I flipped out. It's difficult for me to tell you how much I admire Vuckovic's work as a writer and editor and how hyped I am to follow her new career as a filmmaker. Which means I hope to make the trip over the pass to see the movie, even if it's the only movie I see at the festival.

You should plan to go, too.

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