“The USC School of Cinematic Arts, African American Cinema Society (AACS), and IFC Films, invite you and a guest to a special screening of The Land…”
We brought the cast and crew of this amazing picture back to the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening + Q&A where they told us about the challenges of shooting The Land, including lightning, turf wars, gun violence and marveling at the glory that is Erykah Badu and rapper Nas who became attached to the soundtrack and irrevocably altered the project for the better.
I live-tweeted the event from the @uscaacs Twitter alongside @TheLandMovie and @Macro_Ventures; click through to learn more about Caple Jr.’s writing process, how actors Moises Arias and Rafi Gavron prepared, and why Macro was so crazy about the project!
“…Followed by a Q&A with SCA Alumni Steven Caple Jr., Stephen Love, Blake Pickens, Jennifer Levine (Executive Producer, Untitled Entertainment) and Poppy Hanks (Co-Executive Producer, Macro Ventures), Rafi Gavron and Jorge Lendeborg Jr.”
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival 2016.
In theaters July 2016.
Produced by Tyler Davidson, Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Greg Little, SCA Alumnus Stephen Love, and SCA Alumnus Blake Pickens
Cinematography by SCA Alumnus Steven Holleran
Sound Design by SCA Alumnus Jan Besouska
Edited by SCA Alumna Saira Haider
Music Composed by SCA Alumnus Jongnic Bontemps