Writer-Director Dan Jenski Talks About His First Feature Film ADDicted

It occurred to me while watching ADDIcted, written and directed by Dan Jenski, that there are not many films these days that deal with the kind of prescribed drug dependency that hovers in and out of young lives, potentially ruining their futures. ADDicted, the clever title indicates the Adderall drug, centers on college students are […]

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Independent Filmmaker Arthur Egeli Reconstructs A ‘Murder On The Cape’

I knew a little about the true story of Christa Worthington, a fashion writer who was involved in a coastal affair, before being brutally murdered. When I sat down to watch Arthur Egeli‘s film based on those events, Murder on the Cape, I went looking into it even further. The screenplay from Egeli has a […]

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Film Director Oliver Park Talks About On-Screen Scares

The great thing about directors is that they inspire the next generation to create their own films. Horror writer/director Oliver Park is one such example, part of the “new breed” of filmmakers with a passion and talent for horror. Hailing from Bath, England, and now living in London, Oliver Park has had a passion for […]

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Billimarie Robinson Talks Filmmaking, Box-Heads, And Being Multiracial

There’s an earnest, smart filmmaking brain in the young head of Billimarie Robinson, whose diverse short films over the years have perhaps allowed her to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders through creative expression. When we first interacted a couple of years ago, having seen and reviewed Corrugated Hearts, I swore to myself […]

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Young Filmmaker Sofija Sztepanov Talks Personal Experiences, Short Films, And Tinder

Talented 24 year-old filmmaker Sofija Sztepanov appears to have a humble yet dynamic perspective on her corner of the film world. There is also an excitement about the Femme Filmmakers Festival from her, as we discuss, in a thankfully encouraging manner, the online format of film watching and publicity. It doesn’t take long, by definition, to […]

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A Million Miles Away: Jennifer Reeder Talks Filmmaking Past, Present, And Future

Beautifully filmed, A Million Miles Away is an ensemble film that delivers with so much intimacy and thought in spite of the many cast members. Whether these characters, primarily a bunch of teenage girls and their substitute teacher, wear their hearts on their sleeves or not, emotional resonance is clearly skin-deep. Writer and director of […]

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Stop-Motion, Live-Action, And Speed Dating With Filmmaker Meghann Artes

Discovering such mini marvels as Speed Dating, written and directed by Meghann Artes, is not only tipping the iceberg of new film ventures, but also makes all the hard work that goes into the Femme Filmmakers Festival completely worth it. Promoting the work, these short films, to make them so much more so accessible, fills […]

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Stefanie Davis Talks Comedy, Action, And Her Undying Love For Filmmaking

  At just 3 minutes in length, brand new film short I Just Said That from Stefanie Davis shows a familiar side of the fiery temperaments of an adult relationship, and the spontaneous verbal intervention that can break the ice. “That one I wrote in an afternoon,” Davis explains, “with the line ‘romantic diarrhea’, I […]

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Writer-Director Peyv Raz Talks Film Debut With ‘Clarity’

From joy to despair in a matter of seconds as a family congratulatory gathering becomes a tense affair in a hospital waiting room. A life is at stake, and 20 years are about to be bridged. First time feature film director and screenwriter Peyv Raz establishes the pace early with Clarity on as two cultures, […]

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Baby Driver Review & Edgar Wright Interview

Baby is not slow. He might seem slow, but he moves at speed to the beat of his own drum. Edgar Wright’s passion project is a mix of high-revolution, gear shredding getaways so sweetly and precisely intertwined with a fantastic soundtrack backbeat that completely captivates. The LACMA’s appreciative audience began by applauding as soon as […]

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Interview: Filmmaker Richard T. Wilson

I spoke to filmmaker Richard T. Wilson about his filmic influences, both as an audience member and behind the camera, before breaking bread over his new web series Under the Flowers. Robin Write:   Hi Richard. How are you? Richard T. Wilson:   Hi Robin! Doing great here – how about you? Robin:   Yep. […]

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Interview: Deborah Kampmeier

I recently got the opportunity to Skype with renowned filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier so I could grill her about her filmmaking inspirations and her views on female directors in the business. We also discuss her first two features Virgin and Hounddog, the controversy and funding that came with them, as well as asking about her brand new film […]

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Interview: Documentary Film-Maker Vincent Vittorio

I spoke briefly to Vincent Vittorio, the founder of Life Is My Movie Entertainment, which shines further light on the documentary genre through some truly compelling films. Vincent has a hand in writing, directing, and producing. I was fortunate enough to see two of the latest efforts; Incarcerating US and One Day in April. Robin […]

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Interview: *Happy Birthday* John Turturro

Late last year I spoke to John Turturro for Awards Daily TV about his brilliant film career leading into his TV role in The Night Of. Below is an excerpt of the interview: I’m not going to lie. I was bit starstruck as I was introduced to John Turturro. In my view, Turturro is one […]

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Interview: Alice Winocour

Lucky me got to spend about twenty minutes with the breakthrough French writer-director Alice Winocour. Following a screenplay collaboration with Deniz Gamze Ergüven on the tremendous Mustang, Winocour directed her own enlightening script (written with Jean-Stéphane Bron) entitled Maryland (or Disorder here in the UK).  I was eager to speak to her, myself a genuinely big […]

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Interview: Susan Wloszczyna

I managed to grab some time with Susan Wloszczyna of rogerebert.com to pick her brain about the film industry, but also to touch on the recent election result, talk about her time at USA Today, and, of course, share some of our thoughts on the Oscars. Robin Write: Howdy. How are you? Susan Wloszczyna: Okay, election doldrums […]

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Interview: Barbara Ann O’Leary of Directed By Women

I spoke in depth to Barbara Ann O’Leary who created the Directed by Women initiative and website, an essential film-goers almanac. The pioneer talks a lot about building a deep culture of appreciation within the global film community which includes making space for conversation in and among filmmakers and film-lovers. So here we go. Robin […]

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Interview: Erik Anderson of AwardsWatch

AwardsWatch‘s head honcho Erik Anderson agreed to speak to me last week. I wanted to grill him on the whole awards season blogger progress and how his site and forum fits in, as well as what he loves about those Oscars. Robin Write: I’m going to ask a couple of random questions to get the […]

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Interview: Lynnaire MacDonald of Film Sprites PR

I spoke to Lynnaire MacDonald, founder of Film Sprites PR, a life-long writer and passionate film lover, about her background in film, and what propelled her to publicity and marketing success. A resident of New Zealand, I spoke to Lynnaire from the UK, a 13 hour time difference. Robin Write: Welcome to The My Evening, Your […]

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