Following an impressive festival run, Lorcan Finnegan’s foreboding short Foxes makes its online debut today so we took the opportunity to sit down with the director for a discussion about Ireland’s ghost estates and the challenges of wrangling vulpine performers.
Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner’s graduate thesis animation Abita, poignantly tells the story of Fukushima children who dream of being able to play in an outside denied to them because of radioactivity.
On a wintry Vienna night a newborn baby hangs in the balance of being wanted and being abandoned by two desperate couples in Christoph Kuschnig’s award winning short Hatch. Christoph joins us to discuss the challenges of directing a short whose schedule was dictated by its newborn actors and why characters don’t need to be likeable to be compelling.
Picking up the pace with new personal project Smoke, Kendy lets his inner retro gamer loose for a beat ‘em up extravaganza which is part tribute to Drive, the 80′s and of course classic video games such as Streets of Rage and Double Dragon. We asked Kendy to take us through his kinetic fight fest.
Whilst some superheroes are born and others are made, discovering exactly what super power you have at your disposal can take a certain amount of trial and error. Following on the heels of the four-legged star of 2012 Vimeo Awards finalist Pothound, Christopher Guinness’ newest film Captain T&T sees the inventively imaginative Thin Foot, strive […]
When we last featured the work of French filmmaker Fabrice Mathieu it was for In the Shadow, his noir tale of a shadow forced to break away from its despicable owner. Mathieu returns to the darker side of things with a surreal trip to the afterlife for his newest short Mémoires Vives (Memorium).
Robin Mason’s directorial debut Camelot, is a suburban noir about rumour, inheritance and fatal attraction, all beautifully wrapped within a tall tale and featuring a rather fetching green Ford Capri. Robin joins us to discuss story used as a device for understanding difficult situations, and creating fully formed supporting players who are just as compelling as the main characters.
All:Expanded’s multi-faceted debut Providence marks them as a creative force to be reckoned with right out of the gate as they blur the lines between fashion, music promo and narrative short for a film which is certainly more than the sum of its parts. We get in at the ground floor with brothers Duncan and Stuart Winecoff to find out how they established such an impressive toehold and where they plan to take All:Expanded in the future.
National Film and Television School graduate Lewis Arnold reveals the inspiration behind his short film ‘Charlie Says’ and gives Directors Notes an insight into its production.
One of the most inspiring things about filmmaking is that alongside the projects which you obsess over and nurture for years, sometimes come films which appear to blossom from nowhere and demand, seemingly of their own volition, to be made. Born as a narrative experiment exploring the burgeoning strengths in his work, Alex Bohs’ short […]