Saturday, 16 July 2011
'Today's almost hysterical, show-you-everything, keep-the-camera-moving, handheld, cutting-every-second style deprives the viewer of our trust in them' - Todd Haynes, quoted in All That the Miniseries Allows by Isable Stevens in Sight & Sound August 2011.
Alongside working on the postproduction of Life Just Is and shooting a music video for the Ginger Wildheart Mutation project, I have also recently started working as a programmer at Student Film Festival London. Last week, as part of my work there, I did an interview with Dominic Allan, director of Calvet (which I reviewed here). The interview, conducted over Skype, has become my first podcast. You can download it from the SFFL blog, here, or listen to it on MUBI, here.
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Last month marked my third annual trip to the Edinburgh International Film Festival. As with 2010, I was on a press pass this year, once more backed by MarBelle over at Directors Notes. All my coverage is now online, so here are links to the pieces I wrote on this year's festival (listed in order of publication date):
EIFF2011: All Change
EIFF2011: Quality Control
EIFF2011: Artist Documentaries
EIFF2011: Mourning for Anna
EIFF2011: The Bang Bang Club
EIFF2011: The Turin Horse
EIFF2011: Mysterious Object at Noon
EIFF2011: The Last Circus
EIFF2011: The Passion of Béla Tarr
EIFF2011: Final Thoughts