Tribeca is that rarest of beasts – a proper filmmakers festival

Tribeca is one of those hallowed festivals that gets filmmakers excited. It’s part of the top tier that you forever aspire towards, but never really believe you’ll get into. They program 50 films from 5000 submissions. It’s big enough that Producer Collie McCarthy checked whether I was “sitting down” when he called to break the news that our family-action-adventure Earthy Encounters had been selected. I … Continue reading Tribeca is that rarest of beasts – a proper filmmakers festival

Clarissa Jacobson’s Lunch Ladies is a perfect balance of Horror and Comedy

Lunch Ladies teaser Lunch Ladies is making its mark on the film festival world and it is easy to see why, Clarissa Jacobson’s writing has to be commended, as getting a perfect balance of horror and comedy in one film is no easy feat. The well-rounded characters and addictive storyline are sure to keep you glued to the screen, and left wanting more! Donna Pieroni … Continue reading Clarissa Jacobson’s Lunch Ladies is a perfect balance of Horror and Comedy

Short of the Week to screen Matt Soson’s ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’

  Everything’s Gonna Be Okay is Matt Soson’s directorial debut. Soson stars as the brave backpacker Jake, alongside Erika Soto, who is about to feature in Starz new TV show Vida. This intense film recently played at the prestigious Florida Film Festival and has been selected to screen on Short of The Week. A pair of hikers backpacking through the desert stop to face the reality of … Continue reading Short of the Week to screen Matt Soson’s ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’

Daryne Joshua’s Ellen: The Story Of Ellen Pakkies, a film that will change your life

Ellen: The Story Of Ellen Pakkies is a feature film, which follows the true story of a South African Mother who kills her Tik addicted son Abbie in 2007. Ellen tries all the options in the world to try and help her son get help. When everything fails, she finds herself at wit’s end and makes a decision that will not only affect Abie but her … Continue reading Daryne Joshua’s Ellen: The Story Of Ellen Pakkies, a film that will change your life

Noor Gharzeddine’s Lebanese American film ‘Are You Glad I’m Here’ selected for Brooklyn Film Festival

Noor Gharzeddine’s debut feature is a must see, exploring gender roles and domestic violence through a cultural lens. This gripping and tender feature was written by Samuel Cyrenius Anderson.  A month into its festival run, Are You Glad I’m Here has already shown at Atlanta Film Festival, Riverrun International Film Festival and is about to screen at Brooklyn Film Festival. A millennial American girl befriends a Lebanese housewife and disrupts her … Continue reading Noor Gharzeddine’s Lebanese American film ‘Are You Glad I’m Here’ selected for Brooklyn Film Festival

Robin Hays’ ‘Post No Bills makes your heart melt

Every now and again you find a little film that makes you smile from ear to ear, this can be said of Robin Hays’ ‘Post No Bills’. It is surprising to know that this beautifully animated film is her very first animation.  From the moment you set your eyes on Noodle Boy, you can’t take your eyes off the screen and feel your smile getting … Continue reading Robin Hays’ ‘Post No Bills makes your heart melt

Tightly Wound is nothing short of courageous

Once you watch this short film, you will admire the bravery of this woman, the warrior that lives within her. Shelby speaks about a condition that women live with but due to the nature of it and where it happens (down there), people might be too prude to discuss a real condition that affects people daily. But not Shelby.  Shelby is helping other women who … Continue reading Tightly Wound is nothing short of courageous