Berangere Mcneese‘s ‘Matriochkas‘ tells the story of 16 year old Anna who unexpectedly falls pregnant, focusing on the important topics of teenage pregnancy, female sexuality and mother-daughter relationships. We spoke to Berangere about the inspiration behind the film, the themes explored and the characters portrayed. Where did you gain inspiration for Anna’s character? I think Anna is like many of us. She’s a teenager and … Continue reading Exclusive interview with ‘Matriochkas’ director Berangere McNeese
Innocence combats the growing stereotype surrounding those diagnosed with down syndrome lack the intelligence of those who are not. When, in reality, the actual downfall in human nature is underestimating one’s abilities. Writer-Director Ben Reid and Co-writer Owen Gower fill audiences desire for mystery in this thought-provoking and enticing film depicting the perfect murder. The Down syndrome community is often wrongfully represented as individuals who … Continue reading INNOCENCE – Writer-Director Ben Reid and Co-writer Owen Gower fill audiences desire for mystery in this thought-provoking and enticing film depicting the perfect murder.
Director Anders Walters tests familial bonds in Turned, a short film depicting the life of young race car driver Kasper and his strained relationship with his abusive alcoholic father. As his father seeks a do-over in life using his son’s body as a conduit; Kasper is too, led into a tumultuous relationship with alcohol; drinking with the sole purpose to ease his troubled mind. Haunted … Continue reading Academy Winner Anders Walters TURNED “the epitome of a child suffering the consequences of their parent’s poor decisions”
Starring Jasmine Jobson (Top Boy) and Michael Ward (Steve McQueen’s Small Axe) In an age where sexual assault remains debated as a reprehensible crime and often used in jokes under the guise of dark humour, “Good Thanks, You?” illustrates mental torment victims endure in the aftermath of sexual assault. At just sixteen, Director Molly Manning Walker became one of the many victims of sexual assault. … Continue reading Molly Manning Walker’s Good Thanks, You illustrates the mental torment victims endure in the aftermath of sexual assault
Director/ writer Anthony Nti and writer Chingiz Karibekov create an insightful perspective of child trafficking in Da Yie, a film follows two children and their brush with kidnapping. Set in Ghana where youth kidnappings are on the rise, the issue is not explained through statistics or graphs, but as an inconspicuous and covert operation. Awarded the Grand Prix at the 42nd International Film Festival Clermont … Continue reading DA YIE – Anthony Nti and Chingiz Karibekov use Ghana’s beauty to instil the audience with confusion