Interviews - Directors


Five Questions for American Fable Writer/Director Anne Hamilton

American Fable

The below interview was originally published during SXSW 2016, when debuting filmmaker Anne Hamilton premiered her ’80s-set, gothic thriller, American Fable, which melds del Toro-esque fantasy with a critique of Reagan-era economic policy. The film opens today in New York…  Read more

By Feb 17, 2017

“I’ve Always Been Cautious of Measuring Success”: Kazik Radwanski on How Heavy This Hammer

Erwin Van Cotthem in How Heavy This Hammer

After premiering on home soil at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Canadian filmmaker Kazik Radwanski’s second feature film, How Heavy This Hammer, screened at the Berlin International Film Festival to critical acclaim. A New York premiere, as part of the Museum of the…  Read more

By Feb 17, 2017

5 Questions for Lovesong Writer/Director So Yong Kim


A 25 New Face from 2006, So Yong Kim’s Lovesong premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016 and opens today in New York from Strand Releasing. The below interview was originally published during the film’s Sundance premiere. While continuing…  Read more

By Feb 17, 2017

Trust Fund Kids in Hollywood: Mike Ott on California Dreams

California Dreams

In Mike Ott’s California Dreams (which I reviewed here), five aspiring actors are shown giving auditions and later acting out scenes in a film-within-the-film. Although this nested film is supposed to be a fiction, and also looks like one thanks…  Read more

By Feb 15, 2017

© 2017 Filmmaker Magazine
All Rights Reserved
A Publication of IPF