In March we saw a psychotic Jake Gyllenhaal storm through Daniel Wolfe’s blood-soaked Time To Dance promo, Quantic Dream’s Kara narrowly avoid the snuffing out of her burgeoning consciousness and Markus Schleinzer put us in an uncomfortable place with his matter of fact portrayal of one of society’s greatest crimes in Michael. There was some lighter fare too; such as a life saving friendship between a boy and a fish in Tuck the Darkness In, Callum Cooper turning our world Full Circle, London youths putting on a post-riot Braveface and the origin story of the ever ubiquitous ‘Keep Calm Carry On‘ poster. Our friend Alex Barrett shared his experiences finishing his debut feature Life Just Is and we spoke to Grant Orchard about his fun to watch (and make) animation A Morning Stroll, as well as Andrew Huang who well and truly blew our minds with his captivating art film Solipsist.
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