Locals, Tourists in Nepal Star in Eye-Opening Short Film ‘Ashmina’ sheds a light on a Country Threatened by Tourism

After taking home the Silver Dragon Oscar qualifying award at Krakow Film Festival, Dekel Berenson’s Ashmina will now screen at Palm Springs Film Festival. This topical film stars real people to tell the touching story of one girl’s life in one of the world’s poorest countries, Nepal.  Nestled between a beautiful lake and the Himalayas, Ashmina, 13, lives with her family at the outskirts of … Continue reading Locals, Tourists in Nepal Star in Eye-Opening Short Film ‘Ashmina’ sheds a light on a Country Threatened by Tourism

Hongyu Li’s Hank tackles the subject of open relationships and is in contention at Palm Springs International ShortFest

Starring Jason Stuart (The Birth of a Nation), Jay Disney (You did what?) and William Nicol (Criminal Minds)   Writer/Director Hongyu Li’s LGBT film Hank follows a married man who, scared of losing his relationship, feels forced into agreeing to an open marriage. This important film has been selected by many high-profile film festivals and is now in contention at the Oscar-qualifying Palm Springs International ShortFest.  After reluctantly agreeing to an open relationship, middle-aged gay … Continue reading Hongyu Li’s Hank tackles the subject of open relationships and is in contention at Palm Springs International ShortFest

Interview With Monique Sorgen – “While movie making is never easy, there’s also a magic that happens when you make a movie”

Monique Sorgen’s short film Sorry, Not Sorry, which was inspired by a poem written by the great William Carlos Williams’ “This is Just to Say” tells a hilarious and relatable tale about a couple, whose one-upmanship reaches unexpected heights! We had the absolute pleasure of talking to this brilliant director/writer/producer about the cast in the film, the positive things she experienced whilst making this short, … Continue reading Interview With Monique Sorgen – “While movie making is never easy, there’s also a magic that happens when you make a movie”

Amy Bench’s “A Line Birds Cannot See” receives Special Jury Recognition at SXSW

We hear stories about young immigrant children after they reach the border, but rarely about their journey to reach US soil.  In A Line Birds Cannot See Amy Bench delves into the story of a DACA child’s terrifying journey into America. This topical film premiered at South by South West (SXSW).  Separated from her mother by smugglers at the border, a determined 12-year old sets out across the desert with only … Continue reading Amy Bench’s “A Line Birds Cannot See” receives Special Jury Recognition at SXSW

Interview With Abel Goldfarb: “Using no dialogue was a challenge but a significant one”

Abel Goldfarb’s remarkable stop-motion and CGI animation ‘Ian’ tells the inspirational story of a real-life boy called Ian who has Cerebral Palsy. This film has won the hearts of every audience at every film festival it has screened at and now, Ian is eligible to be considered for a 2019 Oscar, which is not surprising at all. We had the pleasure of talking to the … Continue reading Interview With Abel Goldfarb: “Using no dialogue was a challenge but a significant one”

Interview with Mario Morin: “I wanted to show that our common humanity overrides our differences”

Mario Morin is a highly skilled director, whose film Sacred Hair (Cheveux Sacrés) has become eligible to be considered for a 2019 Oscar. Sacred Hair is truly exceptional, an important film that we all need to see which sends out a worthy message. We had the chance to have a chat with him, discussing why he wanted to tell this type of story, why it … Continue reading Interview with Mario Morin: “I wanted to show that our common humanity overrides our differences”

Detainment: A gut wrenching film about the James Bulger case

Detainment is a film that takes you on an emotional roller-coaster. It tells a story which is based on the true story of the James Bulger case, a 2-year-old boy who was brutally murdered by two ten-year-old boys; Jon Venables and Robert Thompson. James was at New Strand Shopping Centre with his mother when he was led away by the boys who abducted, tortured him … Continue reading Detainment: A gut wrenching film about the James Bulger case