I wrote an essay-diary of sorts on my experience working as a script supervisor in Monte Hellman’s 2010 film Road to Nowhere for the September 2009 issue of Cahiers du Cinéma. RTN made many of 2011’s best films of the year list, including Jonathan Rosenbaum’s. My text was part of a dossier on Monte which includes essays by Brad Stevens and Nicole Brenez. My sincere thanks to Nicole, curator at the Cinémathèque Française, for giving me the opportunity to share my experiences working with a master.
One of world cinema’s most distinct and idiosyncratic filmmakers, Apichatpong has a mellowness and warmth that is a perfect reflection of his approach to film: he gives free reign to the visual possibilities of filmmaking by allowing himself to be moved by cinematic moments instead of imposing them. La entrevista está en la pagina 3. Enjoy!
I interviewed the German director Florian Henkel Von Donnersmark shortly before winning an Oscar for Best Foreign Film for The Lives of Others. Lively, charming and super-smart, we engaged in a conversation of his film that veered away from the typical pre-Academy Award fever, resulting in a mellow discussion on how he approached his remarkable debut.
Pedro Pablo Celedón’s Barefoot Productions has been making documentaries all over the world for more than 20 years, for clients including The Getty Conservation Institute, KCET and LAPCA. I was Associate Producer for Voces Vivas, a 50-episode doc series on permanent exhibit at LAPCA, and UPM for several other short docs. Visit the big link above for more. You can also visit my Documentary page for a summary of my work for Barefoot.
I wanted to share with you an excellent short film called The Yellow Ribbon (2011).
Directed by Carlos Marqués Marcet, who lensed Perverted Virtue. Winner of the 2012 Jury Prize, Latino Category at the DGA Student Minority Awards. Produced by Carlos, Shelley Patel, Dagmar Weaver-Madsen (who also DP’d) and myself. I’ll keep you posted on its festival runs.