Director Josh Leong “Inside these detention centre’s, putting up a mask of bravery and masculinity is common among the children. There’s a reluctance to show fear, weakness, or anything that would label you a ‘chicken'”

Director Josh Leong‘s CHICKEN was inspired by true stories of real children Josh first met while volunteering in an NYC juvenile detention centre in the summer of 2021. This topical film will screen in competition at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Firstly congratulations on getting into Tribeca Film Festival, what a phenomenal achievement.  Thank you! It’s an incredible honour and I’m grateful for our wonderful … Continue reading Director Josh Leong “Inside these detention centre’s, putting up a mask of bravery and masculinity is common among the children. There’s a reluctance to show fear, weakness, or anything that would label you a ‘chicken’”

Exclusive interview with ‘Matriochkas’ director Berangere McNeese

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

Cannes Short Film Winner, Charles Williams, Interview about All These Creatures

We were fortunate enough to be able to conduct an interview with director of All These Creatures, Charles Williams. He also won a Cannes award.   Congrats on your Cannes Short Film win! Where did you get the inspiration for All These Creatures? Thanks. The film really came out of obsessions I’ve had for a long time which mostly stem from growing up in a … Continue reading Cannes Short Film Winner, Charles Williams, Interview about All These Creatures

Film Festival Jimmy Olsson’s award winning film ‘2nd Class’ selected for Flickers Rhode Island

Director Jimmy Olsson’s topical film 2nd Class tackles the sadly relevant issue of racism. Having recently begun its festival run the film has already taken home three awards. Now, this topical film has been selected to play at the Oscar-qualifying Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival. Charlotte has got a new job as a second grade teacher. One night she is attacked by a nazi and is severely injured. … Continue reading Film Festival Jimmy Olsson’s award winning film ‘2nd Class’ selected for Flickers Rhode Island

Henry Liu’s heartfelt drama Release selected for LA Shorts International Film Festival

Award winning director Henry Liu’s latest film shares the story of a mother who is struggling to raise her child and is forced to consider giving him up. Just at the beginning of its festival run this wonderful film has already been selected for high profile film festivals including Palm Springs International ShortFest and LA Shorts International Film Festival. Release stars Taiwanese actress Josephine A. Blankstein (Yi … Continue reading Henry Liu’s heartfelt drama Release selected for LA Shorts International Film Festival