We talk to Michael Suan, director of the Canadian shot modern silent hitman drama AKP Job 27 about his love of stoic cinema, how the film lost the dialogue that was created to bring more investors in, trying to find leads for a type of film that rarely gets made anymore, and the importance of locations that feel authentic in silent filmmaking.
We talk to teen filmmaker and last year's winner of the RBC/TIFF Next Wave 24 Hour Film Challenge winner Nate Wilson prior him meeting this year's competitors on Saturday's kick off about what kind of advice he would give to any teens interested in taking on the challenge this year, what the experience and the shoot was like last year, and how the competition makes him feel about his work today.
We talk to writer/director Jeremy LaLonde and actors Kate Hewlett, Amanda Brugel, and Zoie Palmer about their work on the ensemble independent Canadian comedy Sex After Kids about finding the right people for the roles, assembling a film out of a lot of different parts in a small amount of time, letting go of your ego to play something realistically for laughs, not being able to keep straight faces, and why Jeremy jokingly made his low budget independent film sound even lower budget than it really was.
We catch up with one of the most beloved directorial duos working today, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, to talk about their work on The Lego Movie, why they have no interest in selling toys, the hardest part of animating a toy made out of building blocks, creating catchy earworms, and how their very terrible idea of a double decker couch was a very real thing.
We chat with Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodríguez about the series ending, what he loved best and what's next.
We talk to Being Human actor and filmmaker Pat Kiely about his second feature film as a director (the proudly un-romantic comedy Three Night Stand), the time between making his first feature and getting around to this one, the advantages of working with great friends and collaborators, the downside to shooting in the dead of winter, and why he’s tired of audiences being fed the same old rom-com clichés over and over again.
We talk with 12 O'Clock Boys director Lotfy Nathan about being an outsider chronicling inner city dirt bike riding culture in Baltimore, interacting with his subjects, and what it’s like to get a police summons for filming illegal behaviour.
We talk to Rhymes for Young Ghouls director Jeff Barnaby his film’s recent successes, the mundane nature of small town life that can lead some to less than exemplary behaviour, treating even his villains as humans, the mixed reaction the film has received within the native film community, and why it was a no brainer to use a female protagonist to tell a deeply personal story that stays true to his own experiences.
We talk with award winning Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan about his latest film Devil's Knot what drew him to make a film about one of the most notorious unsolved crimes in American history (The West Memphis Three case), the film’s adherence to the facts of the case, the hectic shooting schedule, and why his talented cast was such an asset to the production.
We talk to filmmakers Jason and Brett Butler about their $1,000 budgeted dark comedy Mourning Has Broken and about expanding the film to feature length, how they kind of bluffed their way through their initial pitch with producer Ingrid Veninger, their collaboration with actor Robert Nolan, and how they like to keep audiences guessing.