DIRECTOR SPOTLIGHT: “The Silent Echo” directed by Suman Sen

What was the inspiration for this film? There is no direct inspiration as such. I follow cultures and people around the length and breadth of the countryand a few parts of the world too. I love meeting new people and understanding their life. I am a mountain person and for some reason, I have a biased belief that whatever…

*****OSCAR Contender BAZIGAGA “A touching short inspired by Zura Karuhimbi who saved hundreds of lives during the Rwandan genocide”

Inspired by the real life of Zura Karuhimbi, this touching short depicts life during the 1994 Rwandan genocide for Bazigaga, a locally feared shaman who, through the use of her quick thinking, becomes an unlikely hero in the face of disaster. The director Jo Ingabire Moys wrote the script for the film after herself living through the genocide as…

*****OSCAR CONTENDER – NIGHT RIDE “Eirik Tveiten’s masterpiece shares a story of an unlikely friendship that questions prejudice”

Director Eirik Tveiten brings us a timely story and through clever cinematography music and brilliant performances, “Night Ride” draws our attention to issues surrounding gender identity and prejudice. This important live action short film will be available on The New Yorker on November 4th and stars Sigrid Kandal Husjord as Ebba, her beautiful performance ensure the viewers attention is…

***1/2 OSCAR contender TECH TO THE FUTURE – Director Sandro Monetti and Producer Francis Hellyer are taking the world of technological advancement by storm

Move aside, Marty and Doc! Director Sandro Monetti and Producer Francis Hellyer are taking the world of technological advancement by storm. Their film TECH TO THE FUTURE contradicts the often dismal view of the future that dystopian films, television shows, and books have perpetuated, giving a far more hopeful view of what lies ahead.  The…

*OSCAR CONTENDER THE WAKE* directed by Luis Gerard: “Everyone I work with is different, and no process is ever the same; it’s just a matter of understanding who you’re working with and being able to adapt”

Interview with Luis Gerard An excellent short that puts ‘Gun Violence front and centre in the US,’ What was your inspiration to introduce a deaf-mute child? The curious thing is that when I came up with the idea for “THE WAKE,” Zander’s character was not deaf. In fact, when I started writing the script, his character spoke…

Laura Waters Hinson’s Film Street Reporter: “Sheila’s story was the one I needed to tell. Sheila was on a clear journey to overcome the obstacles in her life and to achieve her dream of becoming a photojournalist by going back to school at the age of 59. “

Interview with Laura Waters Hinson by Jamie Richardson What was it that drew you to the story of Sheila White? As a professor of film at American University, I direct the Community Voice Lab, which produces documentary films that capture the voices of community storytellers too often unseen and unheard. The creative ethos of Community Voice is…

*****Oscar Contender MOSHARI: A utopic non-existence that is set in the coming of time, where the Moshari (mosquito net) is the ultimate defence against the dreaded parasitic Culicidae.

A film review by Jamie Richardson for Just Celebrity Magazine The opening scene of a decayed animal carcase; the religious incantations being murmured for it to receive God’s grace initially made me think of satanic rituals in the east; however, the panning out of the camera shows a lush and dense waterlogged jungle and the…