#MANIFF2018 INTERVIEW: Sean Hartofilis talks his sophomore feature ‘Covadonga’
Interviews

#MANIFF2018 INTERVIEW: Sean Hartofilis talks his sophomore feature ‘Covadonga’

Hailing from New York, Princeton graduate and former professional lacrosse player, Sean Hartofilis, brought his magnificently surreal second feature Covadonga to Manchester International Film Festival this weekend. His first full-length film, Beach Pillows, saw him win the Van Gogh World Cinema Screenwriting award at the 2013 Amsterdam Film Festival. Hartofilis writes, directs and stars in … Continue reading

TALK TO THE INTERNET: Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters)
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TALK TO THE INTERNET: Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters)

In ‘Talk To The Internet’, we take the same 10 questions and one internet sensation to find out their loves, hates and their dream casts in the world of film. Ashlee Blackwell is the creator of Graveyard Shift Sisters, a blog celebrating and academically dissecting the presence of black women in horror and science fiction, … Continue reading

#DirectedByWomen INTERVIEW- Sarah Adina Smith: On motherhood, sibling relationships and wanting to be a fighter pilot
Interviews / Women Film-makers

#DirectedByWomen INTERVIEW- Sarah Adina Smith: On motherhood, sibling relationships and wanting to be a fighter pilot

Sarah Adina Smith is a director, writer, and editor. She directed the Mother’s Day segment of the 2016 horror anthology Holidays. Her 2014 mystery drama The Midnight Swim featured three sisters working to process their mother’s sudden death. Being one of three sisters myself, I was struck by its realistic depiction of adult sibling relationships. … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: DP Rachel Morrison on collaboration, ego and putting people in front of the lens
Interviews / Women Film-makers

INTERVIEW: DP Rachel Morrison on collaboration, ego and putting people in front of the lens

Rachel Morrison has been interested in photography since she was a kid.  The DP of films such as Cake, Dope, and HBO’s Confirmation explains she was looking through some old family photos and was struck by a picture taken from a particularly low angle. “The only person not in the photo is me, so I asked a friend of the family if … Continue reading