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'.
Great host & interviews!
MarBelle is a wonderful host who asks meaningful questions of his guests. I've found so many new, fantastic filmmakers to follow while listening to this podcast - I'm always excited for a new episode! I love listening to Director's Notes on my commute to work and in my down time. Defintely a must for any serious filmmakers out there!
Great program. MarBelle's interviews provide real insight into the filmmaking process. Plus he focuses on smaller movies that I might not hear about otherwise! Not to mention his soothing British accent, which makes each episode a relaxing reprieve from the daily grind.
Stories from the Directors' Journeys
The Directors Notes podcast relays the journey each director took to get their film created. The content is filled with the stories about the life of filmmaking. If you are interested in hearing about "how to make films" then this is not the podcast for you. Many stories relate to the directors decisions about story choices that lead to the finished film.