Dedicated to the highest standard of documentary film making... Ever!
Rick Hillstead, President & CEO
Shanti Hall, Executive Director
Kate Hillstead, Executive Producer
Taylor Slingerland, Creative Consultant
Betty Weinkle, Artistic Consultant
Rick, Katie, and Shanti (clockwise)
Projects currently under way at MjolnirFilms:
An in-depth look at the challenges routinely faced by the "film extra" workforce. Based on extensive research and probing interviews, this documentary tour-de-farce exposes the pathetic, soft underbelly of a system out of control. It explores the lives of extras as they navigate their way through the particularly difficult days of the recent (and ongoing) "extra strike". And while this strike has been, and still is largely invisible to most in the film industry, it has had a profound impact on a small handful of unfortunate individuals.
While most organized strikes in the film world revolve around money, royalties, money, working hours, money, catering, money, internet rights and money, the extras strike seeks to resolve only one primary issue: Credit! Yes, there you have it... All that is needed to end this crippling strike is a mechanism by which all extras can see their name roll by at the end of the film! (Maybe the answer is something like that yellow "first down" line you see on televised football games... It's not really there you know... An extra told me that!)
Certain to become a landmark film of epic proportions. And maybe, just maybe, a tool to help resolve this hellish strike!
Trailer comming soon!
Be sure to support the 2014 Sundance Film Festival by attending. The staff and management of mjolnirfilms looks forward to meeting you at the festival. See you in Park City!