For their post-Katrina, coming of age story Daneeta Loretta & Patrick Jackson drew from fact to create the powerful docudrama short Destiny Lives Down the Road. They join me to discuss utilising production techniques that maximise their crew of two, such as live locations and casting individuals as themselves to create authentic performances.
The most important thing when you work with non-professional actors is to not make them feel self-conscious[…] It’s all about making performers feel comfortable.
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