SXSW SOAK Director Feature – Hannah Bang “I like to collect images and hand draw plans in order to form ideas”

Our film journalist Yasmeen caught up with the Director of the fantastic live action short (SOAK) to talk about her film. 16 year old Yeonsoo Tak meets her mother who ran away, intent on convincing her to return home. However, as the night wears on, Yeonsoo realizes that her mother has hopes of her own, something that had never occurred to Yeonsoo. Stuck between her … Continue reading SXSW SOAK Director Feature – Hannah Bang “I like to collect images and hand draw plans in order to form ideas”

SXSW – Familial bonds are questioned in Hannah Bang’s SOAK

Familial bonds are questioned in Soak, a short film depicting a daughter’s tireless plea to convince her mother to return home. Yeonsoo is subjected to complicated family matters long before she first entered the world. While her mother is kind and genuinely cares, she abandoned her daughter for new beginnings at her Yeonsoo’s expense. However, as her sole caretaker, Yeonsoo feels that she owes her … Continue reading SXSW – Familial bonds are questioned in Hannah Bang’s SOAK

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

INNOCENCE – Writer-Director Ben Reid and Co-writer Owen Gower fill audiences desire for mystery in this thought-provoking and enticing film depicting the perfect murder.

Innocence combats the growing stereotype surrounding those diagnosed with down syndrome lack the intelligence of those who are not. When, in reality, the actual downfall in human nature is underestimating one’s abilities. Writer-Director Ben Reid and Co-writer Owen Gower fill audiences desire for mystery in this thought-provoking and enticing film depicting the perfect murder. The Down syndrome community is often wrongfully represented as individuals who … Continue reading INNOCENCE – Writer-Director Ben Reid and Co-writer Owen Gower fill audiences desire for mystery in this thought-provoking and enticing film depicting the perfect murder.

Academy Winner Anders Walters TURNED “the epitome of a child suffering the consequences of their parent’s poor decisions”

Director Anders Walters tests familial bonds in Turned, a short film depicting the life of young race car driver Kasper and his strained relationship with his abusive alcoholic father. As his father seeks a do-over in life using his son’s body as a conduit; Kasper is too, led into a tumultuous relationship with alcohol; drinking with the sole purpose to ease his troubled mind. Haunted … Continue reading Academy Winner Anders Walters TURNED “the epitome of a child suffering the consequences of their parent’s poor decisions”