DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT Jefferson Stein on BURROS “Burro is also the name of someone who brings drugs across the border on burros (donkeys)”

BURROS is a beautiful, moving story of a six-year-old Indigenous girl who discovers a Latina migrant her age who has lost her father while traveling through the Tohono O’odham tribal lands into the United States. This topical film qualified for OSCAR® consideration when it won the Best Live Action Short award at the New York International Children’s Film Festival and has been receiving numerous accolades; … Continue reading DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT Jefferson Stein on BURROS “Burro is also the name of someone who brings drugs across the border on burros (donkeys)”

OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – NIGHT RIDE – “A sad mirror of society’s attitudes”

A film review by Jamie Richardson Ebba who is superbly played by Sigrid Kandal Husjord waits for her train on a freezing night and decides to take matters into her own hands. When the train driver stops for a break and doesn’t allow her to wait on the train in the warmth she literally jumps on the tram and drives off, certainly not an expected move.  Whilst touching … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – NIGHT RIDE – “A sad mirror of society’s attitudes”

OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – GOODNIGHT HENRY: Starring Joseph Marcell from Fresh Prince of BelAir

Joseph Marcell who played the butler in Fresh Prince of BelAir; plays the role of butler Mr. Pageant, an actor of extraordinary talent, his comedic deadpan delivery of dialogue has been copied by many and has yet to be equalled.  The script written by Isher Sahota superbly complements the film; it gives the actors the freedom to really come out in this period drama. Rosalind, … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – GOODNIGHT HENRY: Starring Joseph Marcell from Fresh Prince of BelAir

OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW- SPOTLESS: Poverty its many levels and the devastating mental effect on individuals and family life

The opening scene of rundown apartment blocks conjured images of economic inequality, poor education, gang violence, and more. The film opens up on an average, early morning scene in which a young woman realises her monthly menstrual cycle has begun and there are no period products for her to access in their home.  Director Emma Branderhorst has approached female periods with subtlety and resolve to … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW- SPOTLESS: Poverty its many levels and the devastating mental effect on individuals and family life

Director Spotlight: Emir Kumova on WAR OF COLORS “I thought it would be more authentic and respectful if a speech about the Black experience was written by black individuals”

The poetry read by Diandra Forrest, was it penned by her or someone else? The poetry was written by a mixture of people. I wrote some of the lines that are about discrimination. The rest of the speeches that are about the Black experience were written by two African American female writers. I thought it would be more authentic and respectful if a speech about … Continue reading Director Spotlight: Emir Kumova on WAR OF COLORS “I thought it would be more authentic and respectful if a speech about the Black experience was written by black individuals”