SlingShot: An Interview with Director Paul Lazarus

SlingShot is a feature documentary following famed inventor Dean Kamen’s journey into solving the world’s water crisis with his revolutionary water distillation machine. It was released in 2014 and is director Paul Lazarus’ first documentary feature.  Wheelhouse was thrilled to work with Paul on the trailer for this engaging documentary.

Paul Lazarus is a director, writer and producer based in Los Angeles.   He has directed a diverse range of projects in theater, television and film – his work in primetime TV series includes:  “Ugly Betty,”  “Pretty Little Liars,” “Melrose Place” and “Friends.”

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From The Vault: American Hardcore (2006)

American Hardcore is a 2006 documentary released by Sony Pictures Classics based on the book “American Hardcore: A Tribal History” and chronicle’s the birth and evolution of hardcore punk rock from 1978 to 1986.

Paul Rachman directed this acclaimed documentary and is one of our favorite directors to work with.  American Hardcore goes back to Rachman’s music video roots (Bad Brains, The Replacements) and showcases his immense background and knowledge of the subject. Rachman has been an active player in the independent filmmaking world – writing, directing and producing innovative films, along with co-founding the popular film festival “Slamdance” in 1995.

We had the chance to pick Paul’s brain about the trailer creation process and his latest ventures.  Click below for the full interview.

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