Posts in "Interviews"

The Peanut Butter Falcon: Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson

The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon Directed by Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson by Alex Plant The Peanut Butter Falcon is the debut feature from directing team Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson, who collectively go under the name Lucky Treehouse. It’s already made a big splash in the states at South by Southwest, where it won the […]

You Don’t Nomi: Jeffrey McHale

You Don’t Nomi

You Don’t Nomi Directed by Jeffrey McHale by Alex Plant “I came to Showgirls late in life”, remarks Jeffrey McHale, the filmmaker whose debut feature You Don’t Nomi just played at the 63rd annual BFI London Film Festival. The film is essentially one big deep-dive on Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 disasterpiece Showgirls. McHale may have only […]

Steven Knight

Steven Knight - Serenity Unit Stills

Writer/Director Steven Knight explains the twist of his latest film Serenity Warning: This interview discusses spoilers for the film Serenity by Joanna Orland Known for creating such iconic modern British television as Peaky Blinders and Taboo, writer/director Steven Knight certainly takes a more daring approach for his film work. His previous film Locke, starring Tom […]

Josh Melrod and Ujon Tokarski

Major Arcana

First-time director Josh Melrod and first-time actor Ujon Tokarski brought their film Major Arcana to Raindance 2018 for its world premiere. We sat down with the pair to discuss cabin building, the film and the unusual way that Ujon became its star.     by Alex Plant     What’s it like being at Raindance? […]

Jay Alvarez

Jay Alvarez

by Alex Plant Jay Alvarez descended upon London for Raindance 2018 where his new movie Dizzy Pursuit is playing on Wednesday Oct 3rd and Thursday October 4th. Each screening is followed by a Q&A with the director and star. Jay’s first film, I Play with the Phrase Each Other, won him the attention of filmmaking […]

Andy Kindler

Andy Kindler photographed in Minneapolis MN on August 20, 2010.

American comedian and actor Andy Kindler is currently in the middle of his Ugly America Tour, which is running until September 15th at the Soho Theatre. by Alex Plant You might recognise Andy Kindler from his regular roles in Maron and Everybody Loves Raymond, or perhaps as the voice of aptly named mortician Mort in […]

Matt Spicer

Matt Spicer

Director Matt Spicer discusses his debut feature film Ingrid Goes West by Joanna Orland With his debut feature Ingrid Goes West, director Matt Spicer seems a bit surprised by his own success. The film, which was a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has garnered rave reviews ever since its debut, came to […]

Josh Hartnett & Atsuko Hirayanagi

Josh and Atsuko discuss Oh Lucy!’s themes, characters and the filmmaking process. Actor Josh Hartnett and director Atsuko Hirayanagi have brought their film Oh Lucy! to London to open the 2017 edition of the Raindance Film Festival. The film is a study of a unique female character, as well as taboo themes that we are […]

Tom Bennett

Actor Tom Bennett discusses new play Raising Martha, working with Christopher Guest, and his breakout role in Love & Friendship by Joanna Orland Tom Bennett is a hardworking British actor known for projects including E4 television series PhoneShop, Christopher Guest projects Family Tree and Mascots, Ricky Gervais’ Life on the Road and notably his breakout […]

Justin Kelly

Director Justin Kelly discusses his films I Am Michael and King Cobra by Joanna Orland Screenwriter and director Justin Kelly first garnered industry attention when his debut feature I Am Michael premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.  His second film King Cobra continues the tradition set by I Am Michael, by being based on […]