Oscar Contender: An Irish Goodbye directed by duo Tom Berkeley and Ross White

A film review by Sonya McCloud There is no other way to put it, this film is first-class. Writers and directors Tom Berkely and Ross White have taken a very tragic moment in the life of a family and turned it into a beautiful, pulling-at-the-heartstrings black comedy. Father O’Shea, played by Paddy Jenkins is the epitome of an Irish priest, he is sincere and genuine … Continue reading Oscar Contender: An Irish Goodbye directed by duo Tom Berkeley and Ross White

OSCAR CONTENDER: ALMOST HOME the first Sci-Fi Short film to be Oscar Shortlisted

A film review by Jamie Richardson Writers Nils Keller and Max Richert have created a masterful script, that is well-written with an intriguing plot of a family suffering from homesickness, however, the storyline takes it further and explores coming-of-age themes and life in space. Director of photography Georg Nikolaus must be commended for the outstanding cinematography; the use of creative lighting, the space environment, and … Continue reading OSCAR CONTENDER: ALMOST HOME the first Sci-Fi Short film to be Oscar Shortlisted

OSCAR QUALIFYING THE LONE WOLF: Director Spotlight on Filipe Melo

Can you tell us where the inspiration came from for the storyline of your short film, Lone Wolf? I listen to a lot of late-night radio, and the idea came to me while listening to a specific program on local Portuguese radio. Also, I really wanted to write a film that I could shoot with one actor, one location and one shot. A kind of variation … Continue reading OSCAR QUALIFYING THE LONE WOLF: Director Spotlight on Filipe Melo

Oscar Qualifying ENJOY: The Delicate Issue Of Mental Well Being

A film review by Jamie Richardson Mental well-being is a sensitive and difficult topic that filmmakers are exploring a lot more. Saul Abraham’s short film Enjoy, is a wonderful perspective on depression, while it doesn’t provide any solution or remedy to the medical condition, it does highlight that a glimmer can come from unlikely sources. The film is produced in the genre of a dark … Continue reading Oscar Qualifying ENJOY: The Delicate Issue Of Mental Well Being

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’”