A Storybook Ending: When real-life takes over from fiction

It wasn’t only the news of COVID-19 that ruled our news bulletins during the last few months. It was also the Black Lives Matters movement. Whether or not it was the inspiration for A Storybook Ending by writer/director Lanre Olabisi, his latest short film couldn’t be more relevant. One house. Two couples of which one doesn’t…

S.A.M. Unexpected love is in the air

No matter how different we all are, what we love, and what goals we want to achieve in the future, we want the same thing. Being loved by someone with who we can spend our days. Sam is no different but sadly, he’s been treated differently because he has Down-syndrome. Finding love and declaring your…

Jun Bae’s Turf Nation is an exciting and timely film

  Turfing is an Oakland-born dance form that combines roots in gang culture with elements of tutting, gliding and bone breaking; Turf Nation is a documentary directed by Jun Bae, a Tokyo-born Korean creative director, that follows the street dancers as they perform on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains and try to weave their…

Exclusive Interview with Quiet Crossing Director Patrik Krivanek

Patrik Krivanek is a talented young Czech director whose film Quiet Crossing, which won the Best Film Award for the Micro Short Block section at Oxford International Short Film Festival, takes a look at three students desperately trying to get to safety as their political beliefs put them in danger. We had the chance to…

The Fall: No words, much tension

What do “A Quiet Place”, “Us”, and “The Boat” have in common? They put you on the edge of your seat with stunning cinematography and almost no dialogue. Now we can add “The Fall”, the short film from writer/director Jonathan Glazer (“Under the Skin”, “Birth”) to that list. Because his movie only lasts six minutes,…