In April of 2016, Lulu Wang appeared on an episode of “This American Life” and told an incredible true story that occurred two years previously. Her grandmother (or “Nai Nai”) was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, and everyone in her extended family was informed- that is, everyone except Nai Nai- a decision that is actually quite common among traditional Chinese families. She was given roughly three months to live and with family spread throughout China, Japan and New York, Wang’s father devised a plan to stage a wedding for her cousin as an extravagant excuse to bring the whole family together to see their Nai Nai one last time.Read More
It was Christmas Eve in 2016 when I read David’s short film screenplay, Like Glass. StoneStreet Cinema had just released The Nativitree that morning, its third short film in its sixth month of business.
When I reached that final 21st page, two things were immediately clear:
This was going to be an incredible film
This was going to be near impossible
When StoneStreet was commissioned by Crispy Green, Inc. to produce over eight videos featuring their freeze-dried fruit product, I hadn’t quite registered the reality that the roles of the fruits would be played by themselves. This would be an endeavor that we hadn’t quite accomplished before.Read More
“Yeah, I just kind of found them on the sidewalk and figured, ‘Why not bring them in?’” - Ryan HinchcliffeRead More
StoneStreet was established in 2016 as a vessel to explore new narrative film ideas. We bought ourselves a camera and got to writing. After one long year and a slew of in-house short film projects, we decided to ramp up our offerings and dive into the commercial market.Read More
StoneStreet Cinema was conceived on a night of writer’s block and one too many gin & tonics, not the most uncommon cause of conception.Read More
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