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MISFIRE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHOOTING GALLERY
Fine Art Magazine October 8, 2013
Jamie Ellin Forbes
Fine Art Magazine caught up in a recent phone interview with Whitney Ransick, director and co producer of Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery. Ransick offered a fascinating history, a glimpse in to his unbiased, detailed documentary reportage. The filmmaker describes the inception of The Shooting Galley and how all involved rode the wave within the indie film industry to notoriety, which finally ends in the fiscal collapse of the production house. A fate other Indie film houses share Ransick states in general over time. It is the unabashed truth, innovative energy, and stellar changes in movie making for all moviegoers that makes the MISFIRE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHOOTING GALLERY a must see film.
Whitney Ransick interviewing Jason Kliot (Open City)
Premiering at the Hampton’s International Film Festival Saturday Oct. 12, East Hampton NY, the feature length documentary, The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery, Ransick dialogues with passion and purpose, the voice of The Shooting Gallery community. He documents the cohesive evolution of this iconic facility, originally more of a communal experiment experience, as it is transformed into a multi million-dollar factory over time. Ransick notes the extensive projects developed at The Shooting Gallery along the way. It was astounding to understand the breadth and depth of The Shooting Gallery, a chiseled profile as an indie leader, fueled initially by collective creativity, as Ransick relays the story.
Mr. Ransick, with co producers Gil Gilbert and Bob Gosse in Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery worked in tandem to weave a complex montage. The Film’s extensively edited insights touch universally on the creative tech revolution of the 1990’s through 2001.
Listen to Fine Art Magazine’s Jamie Ellin Forbes as she interviews Whitney Ransick, director and co producer of Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery
Director | Whitney Ransick Producer | Whitney Ransick, Gil Gilbert, Bob Gosse Synopsis | MISFIRE: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery, is a documentary about the independent film company that rose to the top of the 90s film scene before financial risk-taking caused its spectacular crash. A universal story of young men with dreams who achieve too much success, it is the “Enron of independent films”.
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In noted interviews, published articles, and photographs with Bob Gosse, Edie Falco, Ed Burns, and Ransick among others, “Misfire,” describes with great passion this indie film house meteoric rise up and eventual implosion.
The Shooting Gallery revolutionized the start up of the “indie film” movement. The production tenure arc roughly ran from, Sex, Lies and Video Tape 1989, (James Spader & Andie MacDowell)
Producer/DP: Gil Gilbert, Director: Whitney Ransick, and Producer: Bob Gosse.
and later galvanizing success with Sling Blade, 1996 (Billy Bob Thornton, Dwight Yoakam, J.T. Walsh, and John Ritter).
Film manufacturing ends in 2001. Within the burgeoning indie film industry The Shooting Gallery acted as an evolutionary catalyst, salted with improvisation and creative initiative. Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallerylends a voice to this iconic indie film house that revolutionized the times. Film aficionados, and all those who just want to be in the know, catch it when you can.