Category: documentary

The Eyes of Orson Welles

2018 Director: Mark Cousins Words – Christian Abbott Orson Welles was and is one of the most beloved and well known of Hollywood’s pantheon. He was an actor, director, radio personality and as Mark Cousins explores here, a painter. Many would question what more… Continue Reading “The Eyes of Orson Welles”

A Northern Soul – Director Q&A

2018 A Northern Soul Director: Sean McAllister Words – Christian Abbott Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 kicked off this year with the world premiere of A Northern Soul, the latest film from director/filmmaker Sean McAllister. It sees him return to his home town of Hull after… Continue Reading “A Northern Soul – Director Q&A”

Boys Who Like Girls – Director Q&A

Boys Who Like Girls follows the work of Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA), a group in India addressing gender issues, and the story of one boy, Ved, as he deals with family, school and the challenging culture of gender inequality. See our full… Continue Reading “Boys Who Like Girls – Director Q&A”

For The Birds – Director Q&A

Richard Miron, director of For the Birds, reflects on discovering protagonist Kathy Murphy’s surreal story while studying his undergraduate degree at Yale University and the profound impact of emotional connection when making a documentary. You can see our full review of the film >here<.… Continue Reading “For The Birds – Director Q&A”

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

2018 Director: RaMell Ross Words – Rhiannon Topham Distinctively intimate and poetic, the longitudinal ‘not-a-narrative’ narrative of Hale County This Morning, This Evening replaces traditional storytelling with a more immersive kind of portraiture, as told through a sociological observant lens. By fully engrossing himself… Continue Reading “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

Too Beautiful: Our Right To Fight – Director Q&A

Maceo Frost may be “100 percent new to this whole world” of successful documentary making, but following the glowing reception at the world premiere of his new film Too Beautiful: Our Right to Fight, you’d be forgiven for assuming he were a master craftsman… Continue Reading “Too Beautiful: Our Right To Fight – Director Q&A”

When The War Comes

2018 Director: Jan Gebert Words: Josh Senior When the War Comes is a startling look at the rise of neo-fascism in Slovakia, and in particular the young paramilitary group ‘Slovak Recruits’ and their firebrand leader Peter Švrček. The Recruits are a small group of… Continue Reading “When The War Comes”

Home Games

2018 Director: Alisa Kovalenko Words: Josh Senior Home Games is the debut feature length documentary from director Alisa Kovalenko. In her film we follow the plight of Alina Shilova, a gifted footballer who is also living on the margins of society in Kiev, Ukraine.… Continue Reading “Home Games”

Bruce Lee & The Outlaw

2018 Director: Joost Vandebrug Words – Christian Abbott One of the most wonderful things about documentary film is the feeling of discovery – discovery in knowledge and understanding, not just for the viewer, but also the filmmaker behind it. This was the feeling when… Continue Reading “Bruce Lee & The Outlaw”

Room For A Man

2018 Director: Anthony Chidiac Words – Rhiannon Topham Room for a Man takes biographical filmmaking to the nth degree. Young gay Lebanese director Anthony Chidiac explores how his identity is situated in his long family history of traditionally masculine men and grapples with the… Continue Reading “Room For A Man”