Interview with Filmmaker Meagan McAteer (ONE DAY / DAY ONE)

ONE DAY / DAY ONE was the winner of BEST FILM at the May 2022 Toronto Female Film Festival. Project Links  Website 1. What motivated you to make this film? As a creator with disability I am passionate about representation and improving the film landscape for people with disability in all areas of the screen… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Meagan McAteer (ONE DAY / DAY ONE)

Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Martin Gerigk (ONCE I PASSED)

ONCE I PASSED was the winner of BEST FILM at the May 2022 FEEDBACK Animation Festival. Project Links  Website  Facebook 1. What motivated you to make this film? I came across the original version of Walt Whitman’s poem “Once I Passed Through a Populous City” by chance many years ago. In 1925, the original handwritten… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Martin Gerigk (ONCE I PASSED)

Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Roger Edwards (LUCHA AND THE EKEKO)

LUCHA AND THE EKEKO was the winner of BEST SOUND & MUSIC at the FEEDBACK Animation Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? Because of my interests in Spanish language and Latino culture, music, etc., I’d wanted to write a Latino-themed story for a while. I’d been thinking about a broader dramatic work,… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker/Animator Roger Edwards (LUCHA AND THE EKEKO)

Interview with Filmmaker Carly Elizabeth Williams (echoes)

“echoes” was the winner of Best Environmental Film at the April 2022 DOCUMENTARY Film Festival. What motivated you to make this film? This film originated from my fascination with everyone’s adverse reactions to being under the water. Generally, all people tend to panic in their first experiences of scuba diving because we are going into… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Carly Elizabeth Williams (echoes)

Interview with Filmmaker Anna Auster (HOLKY: THE STEVEN HOLCOMB STORY)

HOLKY: THE STEVEN HOLCOMB STORY was the winner of BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Toronto DOCUMENTARY Film Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? When I first watched Steven’s interview, I was very moved by the raw emotion of it, and felt his story needed to be told with the utmost care. I am… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Anna Auster (HOLKY: THE STEVEN HOLCOMB STORY)

Interview with Filmmaker Pierre Bouquet (SIGHT OF BLUE)

SIGHT OF BLUE was awarded BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the April 2022 DOCUMENTARY Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? My father introduced me to spearfishing when I was just 10 years old. When I came across the freediving school Olivier is a member of, I trained with them and started filming simultaneously. As… Continue reading Interview with Filmmaker Pierre Bouquet (SIGHT OF BLUE)

Interview with Filmmakers Will DeVito & Rory Spillane (PAPER PEOPLE)

PAPER PEOPLE played to rave reviews at the SPORTS & RECREATION Film Festival. 1. What motivated you to make this film? The two of us have been making sketches and short films together for over five years now, and directing a mockumentary seemed like a fun challenge. Back in 2018, Rory watched the documentary Icarus,… Continue reading Interview with Filmmakers Will DeVito & Rory Spillane (PAPER PEOPLE)