If you want to direct movies, these videos are essential.
DVD and Blu-ray bonus features have always been a treasure trove of information for aspiring filmmakers, but some directors are cool enough to provide insights into their process totally for free and right here on the internet. David F. Sandberg, the man behind Lights Out and Annabelle: Creation, is one of those filmmakers.
Along with the release of Annabelle: Creation, Sandberg has uploaded a five-part video series that digs deep into the making of the film, specifically highlighting the work a director does in bringing a film to life on the screen. You don’t need to wait for the DVD and you don’t need to spend a single penny.
This is your film school. What you do with it is entirely in your own hands.
In Annabelle: Creation, “Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.”
The full cast includes Stephanie Sigman (Spectre), Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave), Lulu Wilson (Ouija 2), Philippa Anne Coulthard (After the Dark), Grace Fulton (Badland), Lou Lou Safran (The Choice), Samara Lee (The Last Witch Hunter), Tayler Buck, Anthony LaPaglia (TV’s Without a Trace) and Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy).
Sandberg directed from a screenplay by Gary Dauberman, who also wrote Annabelle.