Directors Notes is an interview podcast dedicated to independent filmmaking in all its wondrous forms, lengths and styles. The show digs deep into the what, how and why of the world's best filmmaking in the only way that counts - by hearing directly from those talented individuals who have successfully taken their ideas from concept to screen.
DN372: The Passion of Desire Spans Decades in Lucio Castro’s Queer Romance Feature ‘End of the Century’
Lucio Castro joins DN with decade spanning film 'End of the Century' which reunites 2 men for a one night stand whose seeds were sown two decades earlier.
DN371: Maura Delpero Embarks on an Enthralling Exploration of the Meaning of Motherhood in Dramatic Debut ‘Maternal’
Maura Delpero reveals how she built cohesion between the professional, non-professional and child performances needed for her drama debut 'Maternal'.
DN370: Eryk Rocha Captures the Financial and Emotional Struggles of a Nocturnal Rio Cab Driver in ‘Burning Night’
Eryk Rocha tells DN how the themes of isolation & economic struggle in his story of a Rio cab driver, 'Burning Night' mirror the current crisis in Brazil.
DN369: Henry Blake Exposes the Cruel Exploitation of Britain’s Youth by Drugs Gangs in Shocking Debut ‘County Lines’
Director Henry Blake reveals the many ways his proof-of-concept short paved the way for the creation of his powerful debut feature 'County Lines'.
DN368: A Defiant Teen Discovers the Destructive Power of Lies in Svetla Tsotsorkova’s Bulgarian Drama ‘Sister’
Svetla Tsotsorkova joins DN to discuss her drama feature 'Sister' the story of a compulsive liar whose fanciful stories threaten to tear her family apart.
DN367: A Deep Dive into ‘Burning Cane’, Phillip Youmans’ Debut Feature Which Made Tribeca History
Phillip Youmans joins DN to discuss the experience of taking on multiple production roles for his Tribeca winning debut feature 'Burning Cane'.
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If you have an interest in the interesting, an eye for the avant garde, have a listen to Directors Notes. Fascinating insights into the minds of directors who make films not of the mainstream. Marbelle asks the questions you'd ask yourself if you were there.
One film at a time Directors Notes is making obscurity a thing of the past.
Having come to Directors Notes via another route I am delighted and amazed to be the first reviewer of this most excellent 'cast.
MarBelle, the presenter of Directors Notes, has an intelligent, guileless style which makes you listen and smile and draws insight and intelligent views from his line-up of directors.
Every episode has something to offer artists of all persuasions, not just film makers.
The quality of the interviews is matched by the breadth and depth of the films and animations themselves.
I cannot praise the content, quality or production values of both the Directors Notes team or their interviewees output highly enough and as the show's tag line says -
'Every year there are hundreds of great films of all types from around the world that don't get the exposure they deserve. It's our job to make obscurity a thing of the past, one film at a time.'
They succeed every time.
This review is partly taken from my review of Directors Notes posted only last night on my site www.moongold.me.uk - serendipitous indeed.