Interview: Of Love and Law

OF LOVE AND LAW is a documentary, currently crowdfunding, about Japan’s first LGBT law firm, run by partners Fumi and Kazu, and looking at issues including adoption, same sex partnerships and undocumented people. We talked film-raising with the international team making the film: director Hikaru Toda, producer Elhum Shakerifar, and co-producer Estelle Robin You. * Can you … Continue reading “Interview: Of Love and Law”

Interview: Julie Dash

Julie Dash has been making films and television for four decades, and is part of the LA Rebellion generation of filmmakers. Her feature Daughters of the Dust (1991) was the first full-length film by an African-American woman with general theatrical release in the United States. Dash is the film’s producer, screenwriter and director. In 2004, Daughters of the Dust was included in the National Film … Continue reading “Interview: Julie Dash”

Interview: Penny Woolcock

Penny Woolcock is a writer and director with a background in radical theatre and the trade union movement. She has worked across film, television, radio, and live opera, and made both fiction films and documentaries. She is best known for the “Tina” trilogy – Tina Goes Shopping, Tina Takes a Break and Mischief Night – and for her … Continue reading “Interview: Penny Woolcock”

Testimonial: Kate McLarnon

Kate McLarnon’s and Sky Neal’s documentary Even When I Fall launches its crowdfunder for the final shoot and edit today, International Women’s Day 2016. * I found out I was pregnant the day before I set off for an ethnography shoot in New York with my filmmaking family Postcode Films. It was a surprise – a … Continue reading “Testimonial: Kate McLarnon”

Interview: Jeanie Finlay

Jeanie Finlay is a British artist and filmmaker. She set up Glimmer Films in 2008 to deliver ambitious, engaging and empathetic work for cinema, broadcast and exhibition. Her work includes the feature documentaries ORION: The Man Who Would Be King (Winner Grand Jury – Nashville), Panto! and The Great Hip Hop Hoax (nominated for a Grierson and a Bifa) for BBC Storyville, Sound It Out (official … Continue reading “Interview: Jeanie Finlay”