During the annual short film showcase at Mayhem Film Festival this year, the wide display of upcoming talent struck me. One of the most memorable and entertaining was Kevin Sluder's Heartless: a modern-day retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's classic story The Tell-Tale Heart. Here at Review Avenue, we were lucky enough to interview said director.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with director Jake Nielsen about his new short film On Hold, a brilliant half hour musical from Australia that’s currently making rounds on the festival circuit. Already qualifying for Oscar consideration thanks to its Best Australian Short Film success at the 2018 Flickerfest event, On Hold stars Madeleine […]
Elle issues its warnings about how the arts should not be neglected in schools without being overbearing. Its storytelling has the grace of a ballet dancer but the real world implications are too terrifying to ignore.
The real disappointment here is the fact that each of these were directed by women makes absolutely no difference to the final product; here we had a perfect opportunity to showcase, even show up, the dominant male directors.