Posts tagged "Raindance"

Sam Waterston

by Joanna Orland Sam Waterston has had a long and prosperous acting career.  Known best for his roles in The Killing Fields, Law & Order, The Newsroom and most recently Grace and Frankie, Sam’s latest project is a short film directed by his son Graham Chychele Waterston entitled And It Was Good. The Waterstons are […]

Louis Cancelmi

by Joanna Orland Graham Chychele Waterston’s latest film And It Was Good is a family affair.  We’ve interviewed the Waterston talent behind this wonderful film, including Graham with his sister Katherine, patriarch Sam Waterston, and now the director’s brother-in-law and star of And It Was Good, Louis Cancelmi:   Can you talk a bit about […]

Graham Chychele Waterston & Katherine Waterston

by Joanna Orland Graham Chychele Waterston has made his latest film And It Was Good a family affair.  Co-produced by his sister Katherine and starring his brother-in-law Louis Cancelmi and his father Sam Waterston, And It Was Good is a beautifully absurdist love and life story which we reviewed at this year’s Raindance Film Festival. […]

23rd Raindance Film Festival

by Joanna Orland The 2015 Raindance Film Festival took place September 23rd to October 4th in central London.  Screening over 100 feature films as well as more than 150 shorts, the festival was truly a success in its 23rd year of showcasing emerging filmmakers.  The festival’s ethos is to uncover the latest filmmaking talent, aiming […]

Raindance Film Festival: Strange Weather

Strange Weather Directed by Tom Shrapnel Starring Maxine Peake and Lex Shrapnel by Joanna Orland In Strange Weather, Wes (Shrapnel) and Jane (Peake) separately bare witness to a bizarre weather phenomenon, leaving them forever changed and mystically drawn together. An ambient and ambiguous piece, Strange Weather is predominantly a director’s showcase rather than a short […]

Raindance Film Festival: And It Was Good

And It Was Good Directed by Graham Chychele Waterston Starring Louis Cancelmi, Jessica Joffe and Sam Waterston by Joanna Orland And It Was Good is an absurdist story of two lovers who reunite, marry and immediately confront the reality of their lives together.  While the performances are excellent and the humour delightful, the magnificence of […]

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 […]

Raindance Film Festival: I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!!

Directed by Charlie Tyrell Narrated by Jonathan Demme Interviews with Matt Groening, Ed Asner, Dave Thomas and Kevin Pollak by Joanna Orland In 1977, cartoonist David Boswell created comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman. Nearly thirty years later, the Hollywood movie adaptation still remains in contractual limbo. Director Charlie Tyrell examines the […]

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 […]