Filmmaking - Directing


An Experiment in Biohacking: Director Kate McLean on the SXSW Short, Gut Hack

Gut Hack

Last year, a friend asked me to come to an event about synthetic biology. I’m a documentary filmmaker, and I suspected the evening was going to be a bit over my head, but she was speaking and I wanted to…  Read more

By Mar 11, 2017

Five Questions for The Last Laugh Director Ferne Pearlstein

The Last Laugh

Originally published during the Tribeca Film Festival, where the doc on humor and the Holocaust had its premiere, here is Paula Bernstein’s interview with director Ferne Pearlstein about The Last Laugh. The film is opening in theaters today and plays…  Read more

By Mar 3, 2017

Bleak Moments: Ronald Bronstein on Frownland


This interview with Frownland director Ronald Bronstein (a 2007 25 New Face) by fellow 25’er David Lowery was originally published in 2006. It is being reposted this week as Frownland receives a rare NYC screening this coming Sunday at the…  Read more

By Feb 27, 2017

20th Century Women: Mike Mills on Bringing a Personal Story to Life

Annette Bening in 20th Century Women

After exploring a teenager’s odd obsession in Thumbsucker and helming the semi-autographical Beginners about his father coming out of the closet late in laugh, in his third narrative, Mike Mills returns to deeply personal material from his own life. 20th Century Women…  Read more

By Feb 1, 2017

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