The Making of Dual Mania – Filmmaking Chicago Style
Inspired by the feature film produced, written, and directed by Chicago filmmaker, Joseph Strickland, The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style is a boldly personal account of what it takes to create, produce, and direct an independent feature film in current times.
The nonfiction narrative takes the reader through the sometimes hilarious, frustrating, and bewildering film production process with the fiercely creative Strickland, along with co-authors B.J. Patterson and Cat Ellington, witnessing a fiery account of his own firsthand experiences through the menacing highs and lows of independent filmmaking in Chicago.
With a fascinating foreword by Cat Ellington, The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style also features in-depth interviews with the filmmakers, detailed storyboards, behind the scenes photos, and the original motion picture screenplay.
About Cat Ellington (Chicago, Illinois Author)
Christened "The Hardest Working Woman in the Arts," Chicago native Cat Ellington is a highly distinctive public figure whose professional creativity extends a number of artistic fields, including music, movies, art, and literature.
A multi-genre songwriter, casting director, poet, and professional art model, the innovative Ellington is also the author of the Reviews by Cat Ellington Complete Anthology book series, and co-author of The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style.
Outside of her professional element, Cat enjoys reading, listening to tons of music, cooking, baking, collecting charm bracelets, watching Lifetime Movies, sailing, jet skiing, playing tennis, and eating frozen yogurt — lots of it.