Directors Notes is a podcast dedicated to giving a voice to independent filmmakers, covering aspects of filmmaking from concept to completion. The podcast will be an opportunity for featured directors to discuss how they developed their initial ideas managing to navigate pitfalls along the way. We are doing this because we are passionate about good filmmaking and spreading the word as far as possible. Every year there are 100s of great features, shorts, documentaries, music videos, animations and art films from around the world that don’t get the exposure they deserve…it’s our job to make obscurity a thing of the past, one film at a time.
I've been writing for Directors Notes for 6 years and counting now and every year the site goes from strength to strength - regularly adding to its ever expanding audience through its interviews, Vimeo channel, Twitter feed and much more.
TheyAreAnimators #17: Adam Wells
Animator Adam Wells joins us to talk about his distinct 'Wellsian' style and how he manages to maintain his prolific output of short films.
The Dark Side of Peter Pan in Kellen Moore’s ‘East of Kensington’
Ever since his inception over 100 years ago, the story of J. M. Barrie’s most famous of creations, Peter Pan, has become a tale that ...
Emily Kai Bock takes us on a trip to the ‘Afterlife’
Having followed Emily Kai Bock’s career since witnessing her mesmerising promo for Grizzly Bear track Yet Again back in 2012, 2013 sees the talented filmmaker ...
Attention British Short Filmmakers…This is Berlin Calling!
Calling all British filmmakers: the 6th Lichtspielklub short film festival in Berlin is once again calling for the most exciting, funniest, strangest and thrilling British ...
Missing limbs and loves in Nicolas Ménard's 'Somewhere'
Eager to find out more about Nicolas Ménard's stunning RCA animation 'Somewhere', I spoke to the filmmaker to unravel the mysteries of his one-armed astronaut.
TheyAreAnimators #16: Michael Frei
In this on-going series, in which we explore the minds and processes of our favourite animators, we speak to Michael Frei about filmic vocabularies, setting ...
Trusts & Estates: This film is not for the faint-hearted.
The kind of film that elicits gasps and unknowing looks of whether its acceptable to laugh from its audience, we speak to Jeanette Bonds' about ...
Patriarch: A Short Film by Reggie Yates
With a title that immediately conjures images of the male head of a family, it will be no surprise that Reggie Yates’ first foray into ...
Job, Joris & Marieke Find Their Voice in Animation ‘Mute’
In a world populated by people born without a mouth, the inhabitants go to extreme measures to find their voice. Created by animation/illustration studio Job, ...
Ewan Jones Morris Helms ‘Carlos’ His Energetic Promo for Islet
Ewan Jones Morris puts an army of GoPro’s to good use in this energetic promo for Islet track Carlos.