In his documentary ‘ROCKBOTTOM – Songs of no Money’, director Marc Helfers examines poverty and Rock´n´Roll across the globe through a diverse range of artists, all united in their struggle and their musical talent. Marc explains how the concept developed and how supporting the ‘ROCKBOTTOM’ Indiegogo campaign will help make the film a reality.
Jeanie Finlay’s latest feature, ORION: The Man Who Would Be King, has been waiting in the wings for several years but is now ready to take centre stage as Jeanie and her team reach out to the community with a crowdfunding campaign to help them complete the film. We asked Jeanie to give us an insight into the journey of ORION and her knowledgable perspective on running crowdfunding campaigns.
DN alumni Kire Paputts tell us how his forthcoming feature ‘The Rainbow Kid’ bucks the norm without succumbing to lazy cinematic conventions, to tell the compelling story of a special needs teenager trying to change his life for the better.
The first instalment of The McKinnon Brothers’ ‘KIN Fables’ masterfully draws you into a stunning world of mystery. We sat down with the brothers to discuss their vision for the KIN Fables journey & the near successful Kickstarter campaign which will allow them to realise that ambitious vision.
If you happen to take a browse through the DN archives, it quickly becomes apparent that animation is one of our favourite forms of filmmaking, and while it’d be hard to choose one method of production ahead of the others, there’s something about the tactile feel of claymation films (not to mention an admiration for […]
At the beginning of this year, we checked in with Mark to find out more about his contemplative feature Happy Christmas and the Silent Landscape Dancing Grain 13 manifesto he’d penned, which was to inspire a reliance on craft and process in his work. Mark’s new film Bronco’s House, a 16mm experimental narrative featurette about one man’s quest for a roof, which will be created in adherence with the SLDG13 manifesto,
Nottingham director Benjamin Wigley is no stranger to the pages of DN, having joined the ranks of our interview alumni back in 2010 with his Paul Smith documentary PS Your Mystery Sender, reported back from Hot Docs in 2011, and last year gave us an early insider peek at the development process of his feature documentary Paa Joe & The Lion. Now Ben’s fast approaching the final stages of production needed to complete Paa Joe & The Lion and is reaching out to the film community with his Kickstarter campaign to help him get there:
One of the joys DN being around for as long as we have is getting to see talented filmmakers initially featured on the site with an early short hitting their stride and jumping into the feature film production phase of their careers. The latest member of the DN alumni to do so is UK director […]
I like to think that I’ve put in a fair amount of miles when it comes to time spent watching short films and generally submerging myself in the filmmaking world, be that as it may, my time with shorts looks like a trip to corner shop when laid against the curatorial career of Joe Bateman. […]
After the success of their slightly disturbing live-action/animation film Drained, writer/director Nick Peterson once again teams up with actor Jon Heder (taking up the producer role) to start production on their latest short The Visitant. Described as an edge-of-your seat supernatural horror, Peterson’s latest film is the story of a mother who battles to protect […]