Channelling firsthand experiences of racism in their own lives, Shimi Asresay and Hili Noy decided to tackle the subject in their allegorical animated thesis short 'Strange Fruit'. We asked Hili and Shimi to tell us how the idea and final film developed.
We’re no strangers to the portraits of place films created by Monika Delgado & Mickey Todiwala, so given the opportunity to experience the Amazon Rainforest via their lens we jumped at the opportunity and also snagged Mickey for an insight into the pair’s most fruitful of partnerships.
Nils Clauss and Adam Hobbs co-direct artist documentary Translating Furniture – a poetic film in which furniture artist Kwangho Lee contemplates the purity of the artistic process and his preference for reactions born of innocence, as a roving child discovers his pieces amid the debris of an abandoned building. We invited Nils and Adam to tell us more.
In an all too brief, but elegantly observed 85 seconds, LA filmmaker David Cho crafts a beautiful separated conversation of longing that speaks straight to the heart. We asked David to guide us through the yearning.
Jeanie Finlay's latest feature, ORION: The Man Who Would Be King, has been waiting in the wings for several years but is now ready to take centre stage as Jeanie and her team reach out to the community with a crowdfunding campaign to help them complete the film. We asked Jeanie to give us an insight into the journey of ORION and her knowledgable perspective on running crowdfunding campaigns.
When I was a little older my best friend Billy and I would talk about becoming animators but I don’t think we really understood what it meant – we just knew they drew cartoons. I veered away from that idea in school – I kept drawing but thought maybe I would be an engineer or […]
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