Interviews - Directors


Racism in Baltimore via Pest Control: Theo Anthony on Rat Film

Rat FilmRat Film

An ethnographic and sociological nonfiction horror film, Theo Anthony’s Rat Film is a free-form experience with topical relevance. Long burdened by a documented history of residential segregation, Baltimore, Maryland —  Anthony’s current place of residence — has served as a recent political…  Read more

By Aug 19, 2016

“I Think Drama is Often More Interesting if it Springs from Love Instead of Hate or Anger”: Writer/Director Andrew Ahn on Spa Night

Spa NightSpa Night

Fusing the eroticism of an underground cruising culture with surprisingly heartfelt family drama, Spa Night is the debut feature of Korean-American CalArts graduate Andrew Ahn. Developed at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Film Independent Screenwriters Lab and the Film Independent…  Read more

By Aug 18, 2016

Mark Pellington on Directing Pilots, Blindspot and Collaborating with TV Creators


One of the most visually arresting pieces of filmmaking I saw last year was the pilot episode of Blindspot, an NBC series that slyly reinvigorates the network procedural genre by fusing the raw materials of 70s conspiracy thrillers with an…  Read more

By Aug 10, 2016

“It’s Quite a Scary Responsibility, Making a Film”: David Mackenzie on Hell or High Water

Chris Pine and Ben Foster in Hell or High WaterChris Pine and Ben Foster in Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water is a no-nonsense, confidently executed thriller, operating in the same tone and terrain as Rolling Thunder and No Country for Old Men. Two brothers — Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) — pull off a series of bank…  Read more

By Aug 9, 2016

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