YDA 2011: Y-C Tom Lee

When Y-C Tom Lee told his friends and collaborators that he wanted to shoot a hard-hitting spot about AIDS, they did everything they could to persuade him to tackle a less complex subject matter. Fortunately, the determined director had faith in vision and stuck with it – and the resulting film won him 2nd Prize […]

Sign me up: Flyn Vibert

Lie back, take your tablets and soak up Manflu – full frame and up loud. Shot by newbie Flyn Vibert we find out why he switched his camera over from shooting fashion stills to video mode. We’re captivated. http://vimeo.com/20033062 So you’ve just graduated – where from and what was your degree? Yes, I studied at […]

Searchlight: Delphine Dussoubs

Growing up is never easy – and the young simian in Delphine Dussoubs‘ film Little Monkey isn’t just battling raging hormones, he has a ferocious fire fight to contend with too. Colourful and raw, the shamanic short represents something of a right of passage for director Dussoubs, who has recently graduated from EMCA Angoulême. We […]

Searchlight: Kirsten Lepore

Those clever clogs at Caviar snapped up filmmaker, animator and illustrator Kirsten Lepore earlier this year. Here we find out out why… http://www.vimeo.com/12155835 Tell us about your background – did you go to film school or did you learn on the job? I was born and raised in good ‘ol Jersey, where my first filmmaking […]

Searchlight: Julia Pott

London Royal College of Art graduate Julia Pott pauses from packing her bags for her move to New York where she has just signed to Hornet to talk to us about her animation process, ridiculous dancing and being obsessed. Your work features animal-like characters with wonderfully insightful human attributes. What comes first – the role […]

YDA 2011: Andreas Roth

Andreas Roth never fails to impress. The up-and-coming director was already on our radar when we interviewed him in January and in June he took top prize in the the European Film School category at the Young Director Award. We caught up with Roth to talk about his rather spooky winning spot, Dirt Devil. When […]