THE WAKE Director Luis Gerard “I read about the number of mass shootings in the US, so I thought of writing a film that revolved around the subject, but I wanted to do it from a different angle, a simpler one.”

Luis Gerard‘s THE WAKE shares the story of a young deaf boy Martin (played by Zander Colbeck-Bhola) who looks up to his older brother and follows him, even at times when he shouldn’t. Zander Colbeck-Bhola comes from a large deaf family. All the cast learnt sign language for this film. This is truly an amazing film. What was the inspiration behind this timely short? I wrote … Continue reading THE WAKE Director Luis Gerard “I read about the number of mass shootings in the US, so I thought of writing a film that revolved around the subject, but I wanted to do it from a different angle, a simpler one.”

Sissy Director Eitan Pitigliani “Realizing that my mom as well as all our loved ones, are not gone for good at all, and even if they’re not physically here and we don’t see them, they live within us”

The award-winning Writer/Director Eitan Pitigliani’s SISSY was inspired by his own personal story of losing his mother. This heart-wrenching tale shares the story of Luca (Vincenzo Vivenzio) and the young girl (Dea Lanzaro), played by a 7-year-old little girl, who was the one that saved the director’s life after his mother’s passing. SISSY is her debut screen role.  I understand this must have been a deeply … Continue reading Sissy Director Eitan Pitigliani “Realizing that my mom as well as all our loved ones, are not gone for good at all, and even if they’re not physically here and we don’t see them, they live within us”

QUEEN OF THE DESERT Director Mary Ann Rotondi “Everyone really Showed up for me and this story. I believe the story itself – finding a way to talk to one another; make room for one another’s humanity; heal some of the angry divisions around us right now – touched a lot of people and made directing easier”

This evocative short film was inspired by the director Mary Ann Rotondi‘s visit to her home state of Montana, where she frequently encountered the Confederate flag, despite the state not having a large black population or any meaningful connection to the Civil War. What is it about this symbol that is so powerful, and what does it say about the loneliness and isolation so many people … Continue reading QUEEN OF THE DESERT Director Mary Ann Rotondi “Everyone really Showed up for me and this story. I believe the story itself – finding a way to talk to one another; make room for one another’s humanity; heal some of the angry divisions around us right now – touched a lot of people and made directing easier”

FULL PICTURE Director Jacob Reed “Nobody could see her wheelchair, so for the first time in her adult life, it was up to her whether or not to make it a part of the conversation”

We got the chance to talk to Director Jacob Reed and the writer/star Santina Muha of the fascinating documentary short film FULL PICTURE which could have you questioning your own unconscious bias. Covid changed the way we communicate, we got used to just seeing a face in a box and not the Full Picture. Santina Muha and director Jacob Reed created a social experiment, how … Continue reading FULL PICTURE Director Jacob Reed “Nobody could see her wheelchair, so for the first time in her adult life, it was up to her whether or not to make it a part of the conversation”

BAFTA’s 2022 – Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping’s FEMME starring Paapa Essiedu will blow you away!

Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping’s “Femme” takes a traditionally testosterone-drenched genre and flips it, reimagining the darker edge of London’s nightlife through a queer lens. It was born of their love for the crime-thriller genre, but also – as queer artists – out of feeling excluded from it. This topical film premiered at the Oscar-Qualifying SXSW, alongside the London Film Festival and took … Continue reading BAFTA’s 2022 – Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping’s FEMME starring Paapa Essiedu will blow you away!