Posts in "Interviews"

Adam Bhala Lough

by Joanna Orland Director Adam Bhala Lough has chosen subject matter Hot Sugar for his latest documentary, which is playing at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.  More often referred to by his stage name Hot Sugar, musician Nick Koenig is best known for making associative music, a style of music created using sounds he […]

Jamie Babbit

by Joanna Orland Jamie Babbit is an American indie film director, known best for her debut feature But I’m a Cheerleader.  With a list of prominent TV shows under her directorial belt, she returns to the big screen with her latest feature Addicted to Fresno.  We spoke to Jamie about her latest film, her career, […]

An Open Secret: Matt Valentinas

by Joanna Orland From director Amy Berg, An Open Secret is a filmic exposé on sexual abuse that is allowed to happen to children within the Hollywood system.  The film’s purpose is not only to raise awareness of the issue, but to provoke industry change.  As the film makes its London debut at this year’s […]

Charlie Tyrell

by Joanna Orland Filmmaker Charlie Tyrell’s short documentary I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! tells the story of cartoonist David Boswell and the comic book anti-hero he created – Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman. Nearly thirty years after Boswell created Fleming, the Hollywood movie adaptation still remains in contractual limbo as I […]

Chadd Harbold

by Joanna Orland Director Chadd Harbold’s latest short film George and the Vacuum is a sweet and sentimental story of letting love go.  Written by Charlyne Yi and starring Fred Armisen and Sophia Takal, the film makes its London debut at this year’s Raindance Film Festival.  Chadd was kind enough to answer a few of […]

Bourgeois & Maurice

Bourgeois & Maurice talk about their origins, influences, and what it is to be ‘normal’. “They’re kind of our characters, but they are also almost like us turned inside out,” says George Heyworth, one half of award-winning cabaret duo Bourgeois & Maurice. George and Liv Morris originally met in university at Royal Holloway, part of […]

Luke Perry

Actor Luke Perry discusses his new film The Beat Beneath My Feet and the state of indie cinema. by Joanna Orland Swapping his famous old zip code for a London-based post code, actor Luke Perry stars in the charming British indie film The Beat Beneath My Feet.  Filming in the UK is nothing new for […]

George MacKay

Actor George MacKay discusses his upcoming film Bypass and the passion he has for learning. by Joanna Orland George MacKay is one of Britain’s best up-and-coming actors.  Nominated for an EE BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2014 (he lost out to Will Poulter), at age 23 he has already established a prolific repertoire of interesting […]

Berlinale: Sebastián Silva

SPOILER ALERT: Director Sebastián Silva reveals all about himself and Nasty Baby. by Joanna Orland As complex of a character that Sebastián Silva is, one thing that stands out with the director is his brutal honesty – in his work and in conversation.  He’s one of those lucky people whose mind works at a million […]

Berlinale: Mark Christopher

Director Mark Christopher on making the studio cut vs. the original director’s cut of 54. by Joanna Orland The director’s cut of 1998 film 54 has long been an urban legend. Plagued by studio reshoots and edits, the studio cut of the film failed to be the box office and critical success it should have […]