Since 2006 Directors Notes has scoured the globe for the very best that independent cinema has to offer, whilst sharing the inspiration and production stories behind the filmmaking of some of the world’s most talented directors. Eclectic in its tastes, Directors Notes is where you can find the most cutting edge films regardless of genre, length or technique. With the role of filmmaker more prevalent now than at any other point in history, Directors Notes remains dedicated to revealing the What, How and Why of the greatest independent cinema being made today. To speak to us about advertising, brand partnerships, custom curation or a member of the DN team participating in a film jury or panel discussion, please send us a message using the form below.


Who We Are

MarBelle | Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief

MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the multi-decade incarnation of this disorder and remains so much cheaper than film school.

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Rob | Co-Founder & Managing Editor

Obsessed with film, the internet and WordPress, Directors Notes is the place Rob gets to brings all his interests together and really geek out. When not writing for DN he can be found on Short of the Week or Vimeo.

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James | Writer

Currently studying at the University of Sussex, James is inspired by the academic, formal, and Ethan Hawke related aspects of filmmaking. When he isn’t writing for DN he runs horror blog Twelve Cabins and co-hosts alternative music podcast Albums in the Attic.

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Serafima | Writer

Serafima lives and breathes shorts, and when she’s not animating or cutting them in the edit suite, she’s usually watching or writing about them. She also draws and eats hot chillies.  

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Redmond | Writer

Redmond Bacon is a Berlin-based critic with opinions on all things film. He is a regular at festivals such as Berlinale and Locarno, going deep on the topics that matter. You can find him on Twitter @RedmondBacon

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Sarah | Writer

Sarah has two passions in life, cinema & travel. If she isn’t fantasising of life on a sun-soaked beach far from her home in Brighton she is indulging in films.

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