One Perfect Shot To Become HBO Max Series
Twitter celebration of cinema being adapted by Ava DuVernay
By Richard Whittaker,
5:34PM, Fri. Aug. 7, 2020
Who says tweeting won't get you anywhere? One Perfect Shot, the Twitter feed run by Austin-based movie site Film School Rejects, is being turned into a half-hour unscripted series by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, with FSR founder Neil Miller executive producing.
It all goes back to Portland-based fillmaker Geoff Todd, who launched the Twitter feed back in 2014 with a still from 2001: A Space Odyssey. It quickly evolved into a very simple format: a single frame (or occassionally a gif of a take), the name of the film, the year of the release, the names of the director and the cinematographer. In 2016, Todd sold the brand to Film School Rejects, and over time it has expanded to include not just those individual images, but deep-dive articles and video essays.
The new show, narrated by DuVernay (13th, Selma) and produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted Television in conjunction with her ARRAY Filmworks shingle, will go even further into the image - literally. HBO Max promises that filmmakers will step into the image to explore exactly what they they were trying to achieve, and the challenges they faced. Moreover, they'll present what they consider a perfect shot, with a still from the work of another filmmaker who influenced them.
DuVernay said, “I’ve long wanted to create a series about the art of directing. To chronicle the craft of great filmmakers is a dream come true for me and all of us at ARRAY Filmworks. We’re thrilled that our partners at Warner Horizon Unscripted Television embraced this idea and look forward to fully geeking out over movies with our friends at HBO Max."