*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…

CELEBRITY NEWS – Stars shine at the HollyShorts Film Festival Opening Night

Isiah Whitlock Jr. in Tara Westwood’s Triggered HollyShorts Film Festival literally rolled out the huge red carpet to welcome its stars who were supporting their films on the opening night. Adrianne Palicki joined some of her cast members from the short film Thoughts and Prayers, Ben Proudfoot presented his new documentary Mink!, Tara Westwood showcased…

Tadeusz Łysiak’s Film “The Dress” Examines Intimacy and Desire

We were given the opportunity to speak to Tadeusz Łysiak about his short film, The Dress. This film touches on many universal topics such as desire and Łysiak shared some wonderful insight into Julka and the creative process behind the film. What are three words you’d use to describe The Dress? There are many words…