John Hughes Resurrected

My obsession with John Hughes started from a very young age. Growing up in the same town he lived in, Lake Forest, Illinois, made me feel like I was living inside one of his films, and I could relate. I always felt uncomfortable growing up, similar to the way most Hughes characters do, there was always something about them that was different from the other kids, something real. Continue reading John Hughes Resurrected

My Life Upside Down: the Harsh Reality of Producing an Independent, Mainstream Style Comedy

Here at ITOL we were lucky to have actor, writer and filmmaker Allie Loukas write about her experience making her comedy film, “Kathryn Upside Down” (you can find our review here). Allie’s detailed experience makes a fascinating read in regards to the challenges she faced and how her experienced shaped her as a filmmaker. Continue reading My Life Upside Down: the Harsh Reality of Producing an Independent, Mainstream Style Comedy

Exclusive Interview With Filmmaker Allie Loukas

We were lucky to get the chance to speak to Allie Loukas on her funny, and witty debut film “Kathryn Upside Down” which we reviewed here. In our interview, Allie discusses the process of shooting on a low-budget, overcoming challenges with sexist crew members and how the films of John Hughes inspired her. Continue reading Exclusive Interview With Filmmaker Allie Loukas

Review: Kathryn Upside Down

Allie Loukas’ debut film “Kathryn Upside Down” is the absolute proof that women can do comedy. Too often, we hear the outdated and frankly sexist statement that “women aren’t funny” whether this is in response to comedians such as Amy Schumer, or the remake of films such as “Ghostbusters” or an all female-led version of the ‘Ocean’s Eight’. Of course, we all know that comedy … Continue reading Review: Kathryn Upside Down