Interview Spotlight

Atlanta Film Festival 2021 Interview: Director Asad Farooqui Talks ‘Congratulations’

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’

“ECHO” Short Film Interview with Director Lieke Bezemer

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

“Hope” Short Film Interview with Director Shaun James Grant

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

Interview: Trish Petrovich, Costume Designer for Hallmark and Lifetime

Interview by Anna Harrison Trish Petrovich has cemented herself as the go-to costume designer for Hallmark and Lifetime movies such as A Sugar & Spice Holiday and A Timeless Christmas. Here, she sits down to talk with Anna about her career path, her research methods, and various projects. You can follow more of Anna’s work … Continue reading Interview: Trish Petrovich, Costume Designer for Hallmark and Lifetime

Interview: Austin and Meredith Bragg Discuss Their Short Film, ‘A Piece of Cake’

Interview by Anna Harrison Could you explain the timeline of this movie to me? When did you first get the idea, and how long did it take to get from the idea to filming to distribution? We can’t remember when we first heard about California’s unique situation when it comes to shiny cake confections, but … Continue reading Interview: Austin and Meredith Bragg Discuss Their Short Film, ‘A Piece of Cake’

Sundance 2021 Interview: Cici Andersen Makeup Department Head of ‘Together Together’

Interview by Anna Harrison SYNOPSIS: When young loner Anna is hired as the gestational surrogate for Matt, a single man in his 40s who wants a child, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love. Cici Andersen’s Website: https://ciciandersen.com/​​ Together Together … Continue reading Sundance 2021 Interview: Cici Andersen Makeup Department Head of ‘Together Together’

Sundance 2021 Interview: Frank Barrera Cinematographer of ‘Together Together’

Interview by Anna Harrison SYNOPSIS: When young loner Anna is hired as the gestational surrogate for Matt, a single man in his 40s who wants a child, the two strangers come to realize this unexpected relationship will quickly challenge their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love. Frank Barrera’s Website: https://www.frankbarrera.com/ Together Together … Continue reading Sundance 2021 Interview: Frank Barrera Cinematographer of ‘Together Together’

Sundance 2021 Interview: Jonathan Snipes Composer/Sound Designer of ‘A Glitch in the Matrix’

Interview by Anna Harrison Jonathan Snipes’ Website: http://jonat8han.com/​ A Glitch in the Matrix takes audiences on a journey through science and philosophy to examine the theory that humans live in a simulation and the world as people know it is not real. It is a documentary style animated horror and composer Jonathan Snipes emulated the … Continue reading Sundance 2021 Interview: Jonathan Snipes Composer/Sound Designer of ‘A Glitch in the Matrix’

Sundance 2021 Interview and Review: You Wouldn’t Understand

Written by Anna Harrison 85/100 SYNOPSIS: In ‘You Wouldn’t Understand’, one man’s elegant picnic is shattered when a stranger approaches, leaving nothing but churning questions. Is it ever okay to interrupt someone at peace with a picnic? What motives lay beneath a seemingly mundane ask? What does decadence look like when locked in a time … Continue reading Sundance 2021 Interview and Review: You Wouldn’t Understand

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Interview Spotlight Episode 1: Interview with Baljit Sangra – Director of ‘Because We Are Girls’

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