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Directors Notes

Summary: Directors Notes is a weekly podcast dedicated to independent filmmaking. Each week we feature in-depth interviews with directors, discussing how they took their ideas from concept to screen. We also bring you our featured films, so you can be entertained by the best in drama, music videos, animations, documentaries and experimental art pieces, whilst our guests reveal just how great films are made.

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 DN365: Isabella Eklöf Exposes the Rot Beneath the Glitzy Veneer of Power & Money in Unflinching Debut ‘Holiday’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Isabella Eklöf discusses 'Holiday', her unflinching depiction of the control and sexual violence lurking beneath the glitzy veneer of power and money.

 DN364: Philippe Faucon Contemplates the Loneliness of Economic Migration in French Drama ‘Amin’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Philippe Faucon discusses the integral role non-actors played in bringing authenticity to his story of economic separation and loneliness, 'Amin'.

 DN363: Sara Colangelo Tracks a Destructive Spiral of Obsession in Feature Thriller ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Sara Colangelo joins us to discuss her process for working with actors, the advantages of a Netflix release and why directing shouldn't be a dictatorship.

 DN362: A Troubled Imposter Tries to Find Her Way Home in Christina Choe’s Psychodrama ‘Nancy’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

DN speaks to Christina Choe about her debut psychodrama 'Nancy' and the difficulties of bringing stories led by complex female protagonists to screen.

 DN361: Erik Poppe Forces Us to Experience Norway’s Terror Attack First Hand in One-Shot Feature ‘Utøya – July 22’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

DN speaks to director Erik Poppe about the moral and cinematic considerations which led him to recreate Norway's Utøya tragedy in a gruelling single shot.

 DN360: London Film Festival 2018 – Female Filmmaker Panel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

LFF Female Filmmaker panellists discuss the gender barriers they overcame to make their films and strategies to level the filmmaking playing field for all.

 DN359: Matthew Jones Charts the Rise, Fall & Redemption of James Lavelle in ‘The Man from Mo’Wax’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Matthew Jones takes DN through the hurdles he surmounted to bring the story of seminal record label Mo'Wax and its driven owner James Lavelle to screen.

 DN358: Luca Dipierro Animates the Death of a Band in ‘Rising. A Requiem For Father Murphy’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Luca Dipierro & Father Murphy join us on the podcast to look back at their fruitful collaboration and reveal details of their new stop motion feature film.

 DN357: James Erskine Documents the Awe-Inspiring Artistic, Athletic & Societal Struggle of ‘The Ice King’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

James Erskine shares how he crafted a documentary about the artistic, athletic and societal struggle of John Curry, the world's greatest ice skater.

 DN356: Dustin Guy Defa Weaves a Whimsical Tapestry of New York Stories in Ensemble Feature ‘Person to Person’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Dustin Guy Defa shares why we had to wait 6 years for his second feature and how short films paved the way for his ensemble New York story.

 DN355: A Prima Ballerina Fights for Relevance & Perfection in Birgitte Stærmose’s Psycho Thriller ‘Darling’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Denmark's Birgitte Stærmose discusses 'Darling', her intense story of pain and perfection which unfolds in the demanding world of professional ballet.

 DN354: An English Boxer Fights to Survive a Brutal Thai Prison in Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s ‘A Prayer Before Dawn’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

How director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire brought the brutal reality of an English boxer's life in one Thailand's most notorious prisons to screen.

 DN353: Rob Curry & Tim Plester Herald the Rebirth of a Folk Legend in ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Rob Curry & Tim Plester craft a lyrical response to the life, work & tragic loss of the High Queene of English Folk music, Shirley Collins.

 DN352: In Conversation with Legendary Filmmaker Chris Shepherd | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

DN caught up with Chris Shepherd to reflect on his celebrated career and return to the hybrid world of animated/live action violence in 'Johnno’s Dead'.

 DN351: Future Shock! Paul Goodwin & Sean Hogan Unearth the Untold Story of Anarchic Comic 2000AD | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Director Paul Goodwin & Producer Sean Hogan delve into the creation of their passion fuelled documentary history of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic, 2000AD.


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