Director Interviews


New Documentaries Use Animation to Bring Nonfiction Stories to Life

Life, AnimatedLife, Animated

In recent decades, some of the best documentary films — including Oscar-winners such as Bowling for Columbine and Searching for Sugar Man, and, more recently, festival favorites Point and Shoot and Meet the Patels — have have relied on animation to tell compelling nonfiction stories…  Read more

By Jun 23, 2016

Five Questions with Namour Director Heidi Saman


Two years ago, Filmmaker featured Heidi Saman on our annual list of “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” The filmmaker and associate producer at NPR Radio’s Fresh Air had just concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign for her debut feature Namour and was beginning to…  Read more

By Jun 4, 2016

Five Questions with Tracktown Directors Alexi Pappas and Jeremy Teicher


It’s rare, if not unheard of: a first-time feature film director who is also an Olympic athlete. Such is the case with competitive long distance runner Alexi Pappis, who, along with her boyfriend Jeremy Teicher (one of Filmmaker‘s 25 New…  Read more

By Jun 3, 2016

Five Questions with Amber Sealey, Director of No Light and No Land Anywhere

No Light and No Land AnywhereNo Light and No Land Anywhere

Five years after her last feature, writer-director-actor Amber Sealey returns with No Light and No Land Anywhere, a psychosexual drama executive produced by Miranda July. Starring British stage actress Gemma Brockis in a riveting film debut, No Light and No Land Anywhere…  Read more

By Jun 3, 2016

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