In his endearing documentary ‘Offline Dating’, Samuel Abrahams follows his friend Tom over a weekend as he attempts to make a connection without the aid of an app. We talk to Abrahams about technology, relationships and the filmmaker’s effect on reality.
DN speaks to Ilinca Calugareanu, director of feature documentary ‘Chuck Norris vs Communism’ about the challenges of authentically representing Romania’s bleak period of 1980s paranoid surveillance and the rebellious hope that came from gathering together to watch a bootlegged VHS movie.
We revist our interview with documentary director Michelle Heighway for her feature debut ‘Mr. Somebody?’ – a look at the life and times of Britain’s most famous eccentric Jake Mangle-Wurzel, and also get the low down on her current Indiegogo campaign to release a limited edition DVD and Photo Booklet of the film.
Most filmmakers probably wouldn’t reveal that the concept of their latest film was dreamt up during what he describes as a “very productive, tingly come down period” from a mushroom trip – but Sean Dunne isn’t most directors. As frank and unabashed as ever, we talk to Dunne about his latest documentary ‘Florida Man’ – a film about everything and nothing.
London based Director Spacey Blak straddles documentary and fiction with ‘Something Hit Me’ – a portrait piece created for artist Mathieu Ajan. Blak takes DN through the down to the wire production of his debut short.
Co-founder of arts review site Fogged Clarity Ben Evans and filmmaker Christopher DeSanty headed to Michigan’s Les Cheneaux Islands with a group of talented artists to document the fragile moments of creation in ‘Les Cheneaux Sessions’. DN invited the pair to tell us more about their collaboration.
With his latest feature documentary ‘Cam Girlz’ currently in the editing suite, edging closer to completion, Sean Dunne joins us once again to talk about no regrets, his new lease on life and taking psychedelics.
Director Jake Saner collaborates with dancer & choreographer Ashley Robicheaux to explore the reciprocal relationship between person and space in their observational documentary / surreal dance narrative ‘Spaces Part I: Interior’. Saner tells DN how they found their way.
Michelle Heighway’s feature documentary Mr Somebody? unearths the life and times of Britain’s most famous eccentric, Jake Mangle-Wurzel. Michelle joins us to discuss how her 6 year passion project grew into the unlikeliest of friendships.
Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo’s black and white docu-drama ‘Hertz’ skilfully manipulates picture and sound to present the symptoms of Musical Ear Syndrome as experienced by its afflicted protagonist. Christopher joins us to discuss how reactions to real life case studies inspired him to make Hertz
Long time DN writer & filmmaker Alex Barrett joins us to discuss his new feature film project ‘London Symphony’, a poetic silent film about the culture and diversity of London.
Bringing this controversial art form to the small screen, The Observer takes us on a brief journey through Alex’s chosen craft, as she explains why she’s decided to explore this particular route of photography.