When I’m not working on Directors Notes you can normally find me trying to convince anyone and everyone that they really need a film podcast. CINECITY ’07 actually listened and set me loose with a mic and contact details for some of their directors, which is how I got to spend the morning in Grant Gee’s kitchen to discuss his feature documentary Joy Division, which finally got its UK release yesterday and is as good an excuse as any for posting the interview here.
Grant Gee is well know for his work on music promos as a director, cinematographer and producer and perhaps most recognised for his 1998 Radiohead tour documentary, Meeting People Is Easy. His new project is an exploration of the iconic band Joy Division and the city of Manchester which itself had a role in shaping their unique sound.
Meeting People Is Easy
Idioteque – Radiohead
Fried My Little Brains – The Kills
Nature Boy – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Touching from a Distance
Apple Final Cut Pro
Northwest Film Archive
The Weinstein Company
Banff Mountain Festival
MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the latest incarnation of this disorder and so much cheaper than film school. Twitter: @MarBelle