BFI London Film Festival – Jamil McGinnis & Pat Heywood’s short Gramercy

Live-Action Short Gramercy looks at mental health within the black community Selected for BFI London Film Festival & AFI FEST Jamil McGinnis and Pat Heywood’s short film Gramercy examines a young black man struggling with depression. This topical short received its world premiere at the 2020 Locarno Film Festival, where Variety named it one of the festival’s not-to-miss shorts. It was also programmed by Academy … Continue reading BFI London Film Festival – Jamil McGinnis & Pat Heywood’s short Gramercy

Sonia K. Hadad’s Interview: “Stories that challenge humans in a particular situation are so fascinating to me.”

Sonia K. Hadad’s brilliant short film Exam focuses on a young woman who has to make a very important decision on the day of her exam, leading to unanticipated events that endanger her own life. We had the chance to speak with the incredibly talented female director about the short film which kept us all on the edge of our seats the entire time we … Continue reading Sonia K. Hadad’s Interview: “Stories that challenge humans in a particular situation are so fascinating to me.”

Dekel Berenson’s Ashmina “Your holiday and a child’s livelihood”

It’s not everywhere that you would see a sky littered with bodies, attached to large bright parachutes gliding softly to the ground. This is a common sight however in Pokhara, Nepal the paragliding capital of the world and it’s easy to see why with picturesque backdrops of the Himalayas and mountain lakes. This popular adventure destination is where director Dekel Berenson situates his short film, … Continue reading Dekel Berenson’s Ashmina “Your holiday and a child’s livelihood”

Rémi Allier’s Little Hands “Allier’s storytelling conveys a deep understanding of human emotion and innocence”

Everyone makes mistakes; sometimes they happen in a lapse of judgment or even a split decision made in blind rage. There are few however who would be driven to such anger that they would take an innocent child, such is the story that unfolds in Little Hands. Everyone makes mistakes; sometimes they happen in a lapse of judgment or even a split decision made in … Continue reading Rémi Allier’s Little Hands “Allier’s storytelling conveys a deep understanding of human emotion and innocence”

Sylvia Director Richard Prendergast “there’s a message of hope and appreciation for life”

Sylvia is a fantastic British film by director Richard Prendergast and is based on a true story. We caught up with him to find out more about this live action short film! The stellar cast includes Jolie Lennon (Wonder Woman), Gaynor Fraser (Mr. Selfridge), Benjamin Hartley (Rogue One), Mick Fryer-Kelsey (Harry Potter) and introduces Maisie and Evie Prendergast. This topical live action short begins with a family on their … Continue reading Sylvia Director Richard Prendergast “there’s a message of hope and appreciation for life”