Interviews with Directors, Writers, Actors, Editors, Composers, Producers, and more.
Interview by Anna Harrison Fantasia Film Festival 2021 Director Richard Bates Jr., known for his horror-comedies such as Excision and Suburban Gothic, recently had his latest film, King Knight, premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival. He sat down to talk with Anna about all things witches and LSD trips. King Knight is playing at Fantasia … Continue reading Fantasia Film Festival 2021 Interview: Richard Bates Jr. Talks “King Knight” →
Tribeca 2021 Film Festival Interview: Producer Natalie Metzger Talks “Werewolves Within” and “The Beta Test”
Interview by Anna Harrison Natalie Metzger is an award-winning director, writer, and producer based in Los Angeles and known for films such as Werewolves Within and The Beta Test, both of which had their premieres at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Additionally, she has produced The Wolf of Snow Hollow and Thunder Road, which won … Continue reading Tribeca 2021 Film Festival Interview: Producer Natalie Metzger Talks “Werewolves Within” and “The Beta Test” →
Written by Anna Harrison It is exceedingly difficult to give a numerical score to a film like Chun Chun Chang’s animated short Aura. Clocking in at under four minutes, the story—if it can be called such—follows a man adrift at sea and then beset by a storm. As the man becomes lost in the storm, … Continue reading “Aura” Short Film Interview with Director Chun Chun Chang →
Interview by Anna Harrison Summary: After a fun night out with friends, Gina grabs a rideshare. An uncomplicated lift home shifts gears when the driver’s intentions become questionable. Rideshare played at the 2021 Atlanta Film Festival. You can read Anna’s review of Rideshare here and see more of her work on Letterboxd, Twitter, Instagram, and her website.
Interview by Anna Harrison Kotomi (Lauren Culjak) is a Los Angeles based composer, artist, and producer. A classically trained pianist and self-taught producer, her sound palate ranges from industrial and gritty to ambient and orchestral. She composes music for film and television, and has recently composed for the Hulu series “Love Victor”, feature film “Long Weekend,” … Continue reading Interview: Composer Lauren Culjak/Kotomi Talks Process, Songwriting, and More →
Interview by Anna Harrison Summary: Nick, a chef on the brink of opening his first restaurant, struggles to put his life back together following the loss of his mother. At his wife’s urging, he reluctantly reaches out to Briana, his estranged, transgender father. Seeking closure with both parental relationships, he invites Briana to join him … Continue reading Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Interview: Timothy Hall, Dustin Gooch, and Delia Kropp Talk “Landlocked” →
Interview by Anna Harrison Summary: Amir (Asad Farooqui) is a struggling actor, meddling with lowly, wordless terrorist roles. More importantly, he struggles with his parents not taking his career choice seriously. Amidst the party chaos highlighted by politics, cricket, and community gossip, a revelation brings Amir a new challenge—just making it through the day. Congratulations played … Continue reading Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Interview: Director Asad Farooqui Talks ‘Congratulations’ →
Interview by Anna Harrison Lieke Bezemer’s short ECHO breaks down film to its bare parts—moving images and sound. The images: the snow in Hokkaido, Japan. The sound: Bezemer’s voiceover, grappling with her sexual assault. The two seem somewhat disconnected at first; aside from a reference to “bleak landscapes,” it appears the image is simply there … Continue reading “ECHO” Short Film Interview with Director Lieke Bezemer →
Written by Anna Harrison Hope takes it time to unfold. We are introduced to its protagonists, a French man and a British woman stopping at an American diner. We don’t know what they’re doing here, only that something seems off. The darkness is interrupted by the neon lights of the diner, and the quiet by … Continue reading “Hope” Short Film Interview with Director Shaun James Grant →
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