Interview with Filmmakers Mariam Khodeir & Andrea Quintero (GRAY MATTERS)

GRAY MATTERS was the winner of BEST ANIMATION at the May 2022 ANIMATION Feedback Film Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? Mariam: There were certainly a few reasons. My friend and co-director Andrea Quintero, whom I’ve known for 8 years now, makes beautiful clay miniatures that, ever since I saw them, I’ve… Continue reading Interview with Filmmakers Mariam Khodeir & Andrea Quintero (GRAY MATTERS)

Interview with Filmmaker Jesse Grace (Democracy Vs. The Big Lie: The Truth Behind Mail-In Voting)

What motivated you to make this film? My co-producer, Steve Weiss and I were approached by the Colorado Office of Film Television and Media to produce a documentary on Mail-In Voting. We have a great relationship with the Colorado Film Commission and have worked on a few projects through their office – they are awesome!… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Jesse Grace (Democracy Vs. The Big Lie: The Truth Behind Mail-In Voting)

Interview with Filmmakers Oliver Zel & Hunter D’Ancona (BLISTER)

BLISTER was the winner of BEST FILM at the April 2022 LGBTQ+ Film Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? Comparing our own experiences, one queer and one straight, we saw a painful throughline highlighting the reality that gay men far from escape toxic masculinity and are wrought with warped standards of intimacy.… Continue reading Interview with Filmmakers Oliver Zel & Hunter D’Ancona (BLISTER)

Interview with Producer Hallease C. Narvaez (THIS COULDA BEEN AN EMAIL)

THIS COULDA BEEN AN EMAIL was the winner of BEST PERFORMANCES at the May 2022 FEMALE Filmmakers Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? Up until this point, most of my professional career had been in the non-narrative/documentary space. I really wanted the opportunity to try out narrative filmmaking. As a content creator,… Continue reading Interview with Producer Hallease C. Narvaez (THIS COULDA BEEN AN EMAIL)

Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Aaron Welch (MICROTOONS)

“Microtoons” played to rave reviews at the May 2022 ANIMATION Film Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? I’ve always believed in providing opportunity for young creatives. When I met Rina Fu at a networking event we discovered we shared passions in storytelling as well as providing opportunity for young creatives. Furthermore when… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Aaron Welch (MICROTOONS)

Interview with Filmmaker Josefine Ezinga van Asdonk (THE WORLD TO MY DAUGHTER)

THE WORLD TO MY DAUGHTER played to rave reviews at the May 2022 Toronto FEMALE Feedback Film Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? I want to tell stories that make people think. I think the world we live in right now is complicated. Fear dominates. Lack of respect and less tolerance. The… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Josefine Ezinga van Asdonk (THE WORLD TO MY DAUGHTER)

Interview with Filmmaker Morgan Emlyn Thomas (JOHN POP’S STORY)

JOHN POP’S STORY played to rave reviews at the May 2022 Under 5 Minute Film Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? This film was made during my time at Bournemouth University and was actually an assignment. Myself and Ewan, my co-director, came up with the idea of this as John is my… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Morgan Emlyn Thomas (JOHN POP’S STORY)