dina 

member since 11/12/2002 | last login 10/11/2009

Dina Mande is a co-creator of Group101Films, an LA-based filmmaking collective which challenges its members to shoot a short film every 30 days. Since Jan. 2000, over 600 filmmakers have committed to the insane schedule and the results have been extraordinary: Group101Films...

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Dina Mande is a co-creator of Group101Films, an LA-based filmmaking collective which challenges its members to shoot a short film every 30 days. Since Jan. 2000, over 600 filmmakers have committed to the insane schedule and the results have been extraordinary: Group101Films has produced over 2,400 short films in four years. Distant chapters have sprung up in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Denver, San Diego, Orlando, Copenhagen with the newest chapter in Karachi, Pakistan. Group101Films has been featured in the LA Weekly and Moviemaker Magazine, and has provided AMC TV with interstitial one-minute movies. Dina has this year launched her latest project, Group101Spots, a collective for new commercial directors. These directors shot a spec commercial every month. These spots were a collaboration with ad agency writers from across the U.S., local commercial d.p.s and LA editors. For more info, visit www.dinamande.com or www.group101films.com or www.group101spots.com.

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Reviews by dina 16

  • by dina on 12/30/2003
    I thought this short was an interesting concept, nicely shot and had some intriguing moments. The editing was tight and I enjoyed the score. For a DV short, most scenes were well lit and looked good. You got some excellent production value out of a bare budget. Unfortunately, all of this effort is practically wasted on your casting choices. I thought the hitman looked too young... read
  • by dina on 12/08/2003
    I enjoyed the performances, especially that of the show host and the female interviewee. They felt convincing and it made me curious about the hunt. The locations were beautiful and the filmmakers got some stunning shots, which added to the overall mystery of the piece.Unfortunately, though, I find short films about filmmakers making films to be unoriginal and boring and this... read
  • A review of Pitching Mother
    by dina on 08/16/2003
    Very funny script, great casting, congratulations. The strength of this short is your very believable mother and son. Nancy Marvy is fantastic. I wished that you had gotten them up and away from the table, though, as the pace became repetitive. Even if the sone had stood up to pace the room, or if they went into another room it would have helped.When the camera finally did... read
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