Interview with Sam Seccombe, Director of ‘LESSONS’

* * * ‘LESSONS’ won best LGBTQ+ drama at London Rocks 2021. Deservedly so. It begins with an awkward Dan and a nonchalant Tommy the morning after a one-night stand. Tommy picks up on Dan’s nerves, wondering if he hasn’t properly come out. “Are you a virgin?” he asks, half in gest. But after someContinue reading “Interview with Sam Seccombe, Director of ‘LESSONS’”

Interview with Rishi Gandhi, Director of ‘MATER MORTIS’

* * * Stories close to our hearts, whatever emotions they evoke, can be the hardest to tell. An entire industry relies on people talking about their feelings and exploring various traumas in their lives, but what if there was a different channel for these explorations? No-one can claim to have the magic formula butContinue reading “Interview with Rishi Gandhi, Director of ‘MATER MORTIS’”

Interview with Janin Stenzel and Lena Stamm, Directors of ‘Easy Said Up High’

* * * ‘Easy Said Up High’ is a short drama filmed across three nations during the COVID-19 lockdowns of 2021-22. Directors Janin Stenzel and Lena Stamm also act in the film, which follows the story of best friends Celia and Helen as they maintain a friendship over Zoom, battling all of the things thatContinue reading “Interview with Janin Stenzel and Lena Stamm, Directors of ‘Easy Said Up High’”

Interview with Mickey Cornwell, director of ‘Court Number 5,’ and lead actors Maggie and Marie Cornwell

* * * Actors and TV Presenters Maggie and Marie Cornwell are both fourteen and in Year 10 at school. Their most recent acting roles are Anna and Bella in the short film, ‘Court Number 5,’ by their award-winning film director-father, Mickey Cornwell. Our interview takes place over zoom with a Christmas tree in theContinue reading “Interview with Mickey Cornwell, director of ‘Court Number 5,’ and lead actors Maggie and Marie Cornwell”

Interview with Micah Dahl, Director of ‘CLARENCE’

* * * You have a particular idea you want to develop, you want to work with someone who you have known for years and you happen to be attending a trade show in a certain city where everybody knows “what happens here, only happens here”. It is truly a delight to talk to a creatorContinue reading “Interview with Micah Dahl, Director of ‘CLARENCE’”

Interview with Alexander Roman, Director of ‘QUEER BLOOD’

* * * As I’m sure the majority of our readers may know, the world of short films is not one where you are going to make a quick buck. Nor are you likely to find a widespread audience, but this means that a filmmaker’s true intention and flair is allowed to flourish. Here atContinue reading “Interview with Alexander Roman, Director of ‘QUEER BLOOD’”

Interview with Giulio Melani and Nicola Gurrieri, creators of ‘Black Fish’

* * * ‘Black Fish’ is the most genre-defying, evocative and charming film of this year’s LRIFF selections. It is part documentary, music video, experimental film, sci-fi, adventure, drama, and work of poetic realism. It is shot on an aesthetic 16mm black and white. We caught up with its creators Giulio Melani and Nicola GurrieriContinue reading “Interview with Giulio Melani and Nicola Gurrieri, creators of ‘Black Fish’”

Interview with Cory DeMeyers, Director of ‘DANNY BOY’

How much do our backgrounds influence who we are and what we do? Whilst few of us are lucky enough to realise our childhood dreams, a personal youthful desire to be a marine biologist was rudely shaken from me upon my realisation that my brain doesn’t work well towards maths and science. The trajectory ourContinue reading “Interview with Cory DeMeyers, Director of ‘DANNY BOY’”

Interview with Kyle Dunbar, director of ‘Mute’ and lead actor Andrew Bee

* * * DR JAMES ROWLINS, LONDON ROCKS CO-DIRECTOR: ‘Mute’ is a gripping adaptation of a Stephen King short story from the ‘Just After Sunset’ collection. It is a slow-burn mystery that begins when a lapsed middle-aged Catholic visits a local priest for confession. We interviewed director Kyle Dunbar and actor Andrew Bee to getContinue reading “Interview with Kyle Dunbar, director of ‘Mute’ and lead actor Andrew Bee”

Interview with Balbeer Bahi, director of ‘UNINTENTIONHELL’

* * * DR JAMES ROWLINS, LONDON ROCKS CO-DIRECTOR: ‘UNINTENTIONHELL’ begins as a gritty tale of a grieving father seeking revenge on the perpetrator of his daughter’s murder, which spins into an exploration of guilt and mental health. It is a gripping and violent film that challenges our expectations at every turn, and casts anContinue reading “Interview with Balbeer Bahi, director of ‘UNINTENTIONHELL’”