Interview: Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa

On the day of the Hot Docs premiere of his film Laura, Dork Shelf caught up with director Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa to talk about his relationship to the title character and their immersion in New York celebrity culture.

Interview: Wayne White & Neil Berkeley

Dork Shelf caught up with Beauty is Embarrassing director Neil Berkeley, and his subject, artist Wayne White about White much storied career in music videos and television, the constantly changing face of both of their arts, and how documentaries, much like art, are often taken too seriously.

Interview: Jean-Philippe Tremblay

Dork Shelf caught up with Shadows of Liberty director Jean-Philippe Tremblay (whose film screens today for a second time at Hot Docs) to talk about the links between American government and the media, what his thoughts are on the current state of the FCC, and just how hard it is to make your first film about such a huge, largely unspoken concept.

Interview: Aardman Animator Peter Lord

We talk with Aardman animation co-founder and stop motion maven Peter Lord about his latest film The Pirates: Band of Misfits, casting voice actors, the pitfalls of searching for animated perfection, and the changing landscape of his business.

Interview: Turner Ross

Dork Shelf talks to Tchopitoulas co-director Turner Ross about the latest documentary he made with his brother Bill and what it's like to film with kids in the almost magical city of New Orleans.

Interview: Whit Stillman

Dork Shelf talks to Damsels in Distress director Whit Stillman about how films have changed during his lengthy absence from behind the camera, his casting process, and the rise of fratboy cinema.

Interview: Drew Goddard

We sat down with Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard and tried not to spoil the movie for any of you in the process.

Interview: Bully Director Lee Hirsch

We had an extensive conversation with Bully director Lee Hirsch about the gritty nature of making a documentary about schoolyard bullies, his film's battles with the MPAA in the States, and his hopes for the film to bring about real change.

Interview: Peter Bogdanovich

The words “nervous” and “anxious” do not do justice to what I was experiencing as I sat in what is probably the swankiest private screening room in Toronto (located in Yorkville’s Hazelton Hotel) waiting to interview the fantastic Mr. Bogdanovich. Since our camera fell through at the last minute, we were armed only with a Fostex FR-2 sound recorder, a microphone bigger than most modern cameras, and a hope that he’d appreciate the old-school nature of the apparatus.

Interview: Liam Hemsworth of The Hunger Games

We talk to The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth about the building of his character over the next few films of a highly anticipated franchise, working with co-star Jennifer Lawrence, and his disdain for reality television.

Interview: Josh Hutcherson of The Hunger Games

Dork Shelf got a chance to talk to talk to The Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson about the pressures of adapting such a beloved story, his working relationship with Jennifer Lawrence, and how to just be yourself in an interview.