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The Making of Dual Mania

Filmmaking Chicago Style
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by Joseph Strickland  US United States

co-author: Cat Ellington


September 21, 2018   |    1,864 reads    |   4 comments

Average: 5 (3 votes)

The Making of Dual Mania - Book coverInspired by the feature film produced, written, and directed by Chicago filmmaker Joseph Strickland, The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style is a boldly personal account of what it takes to create, produce, and direct an independent feature film in current times.
The nonfiction narrative takes the reader through the sometimes hilarious, frustrating, and bewildering film production process with the fiercely creative Strickland, along with co-authors B.J. Patterson and Cat Ellington, witnessing a fiery account of his own firsthand experiences through the menacing highs and lows of independent filmmaking in Chicago.
With a fascinating foreword by Cat Ellington, The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style also features in-depth interviews with the filmmakers, detailed storyboards, behind the scenes photos, and the original motion picture screenplay.

Author's Note: 

The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style renders a personal account of what it took - on the part of the filmmakers - to adapt the feature film from script to screen. And it had been an honor having Cat Ellington and B.J. Patterson along for the wild ride.

About The Author

Joseph Strickland is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and author from Chicago, IL. A former film festival judge for the 32nd Chicago International Film Festival and the 14th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Strickland also served as Chair of the Features Jury on the adult jury panel for the 15th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style is the author’s first collaborative work of nonfiction, co-authored with fellow writer and theater critic B.J. Patterson, and author Cat Ellington... more

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I actually learned a lot about the movie making industry, especially the independent sector, after reading this book, The Making of Dual Mania by Chicago author Joseph Strickland. Passionate, detailed and humorous, this journal reveals a lot about what a person actually will experience in the many hurdles along the way of writing and directing a movie. Good stuff.

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