If writing what you know is good, then it’s logical to presume writing something everyone knows and has experienced is an even better strategy for a filmmaker to employ. Director Ben Briand picked the universal theme of first love, for his ‘chance encounter’ short Apricot, and joins us to discuss the importance of memory in his films.
I very much like the idea of being dropped into the middle of a scene [...] because as an audience it means you have to try and catch up or you have to try and piece things together. It’s not just a passive experience.
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