John Sizzle Interview : Dressed As A Girl

John Sizzle interviewed by Emma Silverthorn @HouseOf_Gazelle Back in October director Colin Rothbart's Dressed As A Girl was released into cinemas, showcasing the vibrant drag scene of East London, tagged as the British version of Paris is Burning, Dressed As A Girl a decidedly niche sounding film ended up being a surprise hit praised by Sight and Sound magazine, The Guardian and of course us. I was lucky enough to interview my favorite of the films personae John Sizzle a...

‘Red Army’ Interview with Director Gabe Polsky

Gabe Polsky interviewed by Stephen Mayne. Two tendencies in sports films often prove their undoing. One is a surfeit of game footage that immediately puts off anyone outside committed enthusiasts. The other is a clumsy attempt to equate the sport in question with personal and political problems off the field of play. Red Army does both and is still brilliant. Non-fans will watch clips of the Soviet men’s ice hockey team with awe, while even more remarkably, the film uses...

Bill’s Horrible History : Interview with director Richard Bracewell

By Toby Venables  @TobyVenables Bill – a new British comedy about Shakespeare’s lost years – brings the Horrible Histories crew together on the big screen for the first time, and on familiar territory. It’s already wowed audiences at the premiere at Cambridge Film Festival – but will it bring about a rock lute revival? Toby Venables talked to director Richard Bracewell. First of all, in a nutshell... In a nutshell, Bill is a comedy about Shakespeare. What Life of Brian...

Toby Whithouse potential next ‘Doctor Who’ showrunner talks to TLE

Since his quirky supernatural TV show Being Human became a smash hit for BBC3 in 2008 (making stars of its leads Aiden Turner, Lenora Crichlow and Russell Tovey in the process) writer Toby Whithouse’s career has gone from strength to strength. His latest glossy six-part drama, The Game, was lauded by critics and fans alike – and he’s even being talked about as the next Doctor Who showrunner. Felicity Evans caught up with him to find out more…   The...

The Lowdown on British Film Making Duo ‘Jones’ creators of ‘Everyone’s Going To Die’

Stephen Mayne interviewing Max Barron, one half of British Director Collective Jones. The sun is shining through the window on a warm July day as I sit hunched over the phone. On the other end of the line is Max Barron, half of the film making duo Jones, who have just seen their debut feature, Everyone’s Going to Die, launch in the UK to much acclaim. Refreshingly, it’s a British film that avoids feeling like a stereotypical British film. Max...

Appropriate Behaviour: An Interview with Desiree Akhavan

Interviewed by Emma Silverthorn @HouseOf_Gazelle As a massive fan of Desiree Akhavan, 'multi-hyphenated' writer-director-actor of this years wonderful indie-flick Appropriate Behaviour, I had to dose myself up with calming herbal pills (rhodiola rosea) and rub some lavender oil into my wrists before our interview yesterday. Thankfully Desiree was as gracious, lovely and as cool a presence as one could hope for within the articificial context of a phone interview. Aware that Desiree has been doing a lot of interviews recently,...

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