Welcome to Cassava Films, an independent film production company run by Mark Tapio Kines in Los Angeles, California.
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This Friday I'm driving up to my home town of Cupertino, where I will be presenting 20 Matches at the Diamond in the Rough Film Festival on September 24 at 6pm. It's not a big festival, but it's in a theater where I practically grew up watching movies, so I couldn't say no. If you're in the Bay Area, why don't you stop by?… read more!
The List of 9
Lately it seems like we have more period pictures than ever. It's not unreasonable to conclude that filmmakers are setting their stories in pre-digital times because mobile phones and the Internet screw up traditional dramatic tropes. (More ominously, it's possible that some current films take place far in the past in order to justify non-diverse casts.) But what 2010s films best represent life in the 2010s? Will it be the upcoming The Circle, based on Dave… read more!