`How To Make A Film’ (2012)

Okay, so – I want to present a series of trailers (and in some cases, whole movies) here…

“How to Make a Film” features the greatest array of film-making experts ever assembled; internationally acclaimed talent responsible for 33 Oscars, over $11 billion in Box Office receipts, thousands of Film Festival awards and even a Nobel Peace Prize; the most comprehensive reflection on the essence of motion art ever!`How To Make A Film’ (2012)

See: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1562863/

Note, what they say (in, the documentary) about top 20 RoI movies, including Paranormal Activity (2009) and The Blair Witch Project (1999), Clerks (1994), and also, even: Quentin Tarantino.

So… upper-case oh-em-eff-gee, triple exclamation mark.

You can (and: indeed, should) watch the whole entire complete documentary, here:

Or here:


And also – hey, guess what – here are some more films:


I think it’s (Kung Fury) replaced MacGruber as my favourite action-comedy spoof-movie.

(For: what that’s worth. Oh, look – just watch it: it’s funny.)

This is the official trailer for MacGruber, but it doesn’t quite do it justice.

Okay – now, go back and watch this one, again:

`How To Make A Film’ (2012)

Now watch the trailer for Godard’s `Goodbye To Language’ (2014)

And now, finally, watch this one:

Also, maybe even see the website: http://runaway-chainsaw.blogspot.com/

And if you can now smell what I’m cookin’, please watch: the Trailers of the Top 20 RoI Movies

(…See, what I’m getting at…?)

And – for more detail on the evolutionary systems (or, complexity) view of narrative and bioculture in general, see, this book chapter:

StoryAlity #132The holon/parton structure of the Meme, the unit of culture – and the narreme, or unit of story – book chapter (Velikovsky 2016)

And for a great consilience & creativity & evolution reading list, see:

StoryAlity #71On Consilience in the Arts / Humanities / Communication

Comments, always welcome.


JT Velikovsky

High-RoI Story/Screenplay/Movie and Transmedia Researcher

The above is (mostly) an adapted excerpt, from my doctoral thesis: “Communication, Creativity and Consilience in Cinema”. It is presented here for the benefit of fellow screenwriting, filmmaking and creativity researchers. For more, see https://aftrs.academia.edu/JTVelikovsky

JT Velikovsky is also a produced feature film screenwriter and million-selling transmedia writer-director-producer. He has been a professional story analyst for major film studios, film funding organizations, and for the national writer’s guild. For more see: http://on-writering.blogspot.com/



Velikovsky, J. T. (2016). `The Holon/Parton Theory of the Unit of Culture (or the Meme, and Narreme): In Science, Media, Entertainment and the Arts.‘ In A. Connor & S. Marks (Eds.), Creative Technologies for Multidisciplinary Applications. New York: IGI Global.

PS – Thanks to Tony Lake, for introducing me to: https://indieflix.com/indie-films/how-to-make-a-film-36731/

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