The filmmakers from our 2021 Festival
Here’s a selection of interviews from the filmmakers in our 2021 festival.
William Ash & Andy Knott – Joey
Liz Farahadi talks to William Ash & Andy Knott about the making of their film Joey starring John Simm.
The film is about a lonely clown working in a forgotten seaside resort who falls in love and is forced to confront a terrible secret he’s been hiding.
Aaron Tuss – The Rob Knox Story
Aaron Tuss the Director and friend of Rob Knox talks about his documentary telling the story of the Harry Potter Actor who was stabbed and killed attempting to protect his younger brother during a bar room brawl.
Colin Knox & Ray Winstone
Liz Farahadi talks to Ray Winstone and Colin Knox, the father of the Harry Potter Actor Rob Knox who was stabbed and killed attempting to protect his younger brother during a bar room brawl. They talk about the documentary and knife crime issues in the UK.
ADCooper – Put Away
Here John Higgins interviews ADCooper the writer/producer/director of Put Away the multi award winning short film. The film is set in Set in North London in 1965, where Prudence reflects on a lifetime of isolation as she tries to keep sane.
Carrie Kendall – Esther
John Higgins talks to Carrie-Ann Kendall about her debut documentary film Esther that deals with issues of mental health and eating disorders.
Desi Ivanova – Paris was a Woman
Liz Farahadi talks with Desi Ivanova, writer/producer/actor about how they got a big budget production look with a small about of money. The film tells the true story of Natalie Barney a legendary figure in late 19th century France.
Sulymaan Hameed – In the Name of God
John Higgins talks with Sulymaan Hameed about co directing In the Name of God.
The film is about a devout Woodcutter struggles with his morality after an encounter with the Devil.
Phillippa Crabb – Wearing Thin
Phillippa Crabb writer/producer/actor on Wearing Thin, a short film about a relationship gripped by the effects of an eating disorder. Phillippa talks with John Higgins about getting the film made.
Joe Solomon & Francesca Reid – Eve
John Higgins talks with Joe Solomon and Francesca Reid about their multi-award winning short Eve, the story of a newly married woman faces anxiety, panic and stress at her wedding reception as she finally acknowledges her repressed attraction to women.