Interview: Actress Elma Begovic on Her Short Film “The Day We Left,” Horror Film “Bite”

Interview: Actress Elma Begovic on Her Short Film “The Day We Left,” Horror Film “Bite”

In this conversation, I was able to speak with Elma Begovic, the star, co-writer and producer for the short film "The Day We Left," a story about a family caught in the religious conflict of the Bosnian War, who flee to seek refuge in Serbia, with their enemies.

Interview: In Conversation with Chloe Carroll and Brittany Snyman about Fear Crypt and Their Short Films “Delicious,” “Ticks” and “Elysia”

Interview: In Conversation with Chloe Carroll and Brittany Snyman about Fear Crypt and Their Short Films “Delicious,” “Ticks” and “Elysia”

In this conversation, I was able to talk with Chloe Carroll and Brittany Snyman about their production company + YouTube channel Fear Crypt, where we talked about three of their short films with "Delicious," "Ticks" and "Elysia." Check it out here:

“Victim No. 6” Fantasia Interview | Writer, Director Nancy Menagh, and Star Heather Brittain O’Scanlon | The Filmcraziest Show

“Victim No. 6” Fantasia Interview | Writer, Director Nancy Menagh, and Star Heather Brittain O’Scanlon | The Filmcraziest Show

At this year’s past Fantasia Film Festival, I had the chance to speak with the minds behind the short film Victim No. 6, which premiered as part of the Born of Woman programme. I spoke with the film’s writer, director and producer Nancy Menagh, as well as producer and star Heather Brittain O’Scanlon, who plays Donna in the film.

“She Whistles” (Kwêskosîw) Interview | with Thirza Cuthand, Sera-Lys McArthur | The Filmcraziest Show

“She Whistles” (Kwêskosîw) Interview | with Thirza Cuthand, Sera-Lys McArthur | The Filmcraziest Show

Sometimes films are equally as entertaining as they are culturally important, and that’s true for the Canadian short film Kwêskosîw (She Whistles), an Indigenous supernatural thriller playing as part of the Born of Woman programme at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival. In the film, Stephanie (Sera-Lys McArthur) is on her way to girlfriend’s house and she hops in a taxi. On this episode of my podcast The Filmcraziest Show, I was joined by the film’s director Thirza Cuthand, who also writes and associate produces the film, as well as one of the film’s leads and producers, Sera-Lys McArthur.

“Cherry Lemonade” Interview | with Director, Writer Aisha Ford

“Cherry Lemonade” Interview | with Director, Writer Aisha Ford

Featured image: Eris Baker as Phoenix in Aisha Ford's short film, Cherry Lemonade. (Photo by Jessica Perez.) In Aisha Ford’s new short film Cherry Lemonade, Eris Baker stars as a young girl named Phoenix. She hangs out with her older brother, Kurt (Skylan Brooks), on a hot day in a lower-income neighbourhood. With this heat, the [...]

Interview with Aurora Brachman, for her short documentary “Joychild”

Interview with Aurora Brachman, for her short documentary “Joychild”

In Aurora Brachman’s short documentary Joychild, it explores an 8-year-old child coming out as transgender to their mother. Through voice-over narration trying to put their feelings into words over footage of them playing, it’s a compelling short doc told in a unique way. Through e-mail, I was able to chat with Aurora about her short documentary, which is now available to watch on The New Yorker. Find that conversation here.

Interview: Writer and Director Travis Andrade for his Short Film, “Wesley” (written)

Interview: Writer and Director Travis Andrade for his Short Film, “Wesley” (written)

Premiering today as part of the New Haven International Film Festival, Travis Andrade’s short film Wesley is a film about a young kid, the titular Wesley (played by Jacob Sandler), who encounters one of his brother’s friends who has a 3D printed gun, which Wesley would love to have as he worships his own toy gun. The film explores the impact of American gun culture on the developing psychology of an 12-year-old boy.

Before the festival – which runs from today, May 12 through Saturday, May 15 – I was able to have a back-and-forth conversation with Travis Andrade, the film’s writer and director, over e-mail. Find those questions and answers below, which has been edited for clarity:

Interview: Theo Rhys and Joss Holden-Rea on their award-winning short film “Stuffed” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Interview: Theo Rhys and Joss Holden-Rea on their award-winning short film “Stuffed” (The Filmcraziest Show)

On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to talk with the filmmakers – director and co-writer Theo Rhys and co-writer and composer Joss Holden-Rea – behind the short film Stuffed, a musical about a taxidermist who dreams of stuffing a human, and she thinks she may have finally found her muse. The U.K. film premiered last month at the SXSW film festival and won the Special Jury Recognition award for Bold Vision at the festival. I was able to chat with them after the festival about their film.

Festival Announcement: Reel Love Film Fest, February 10-14

Festival Announcement: Reel Love Film Fest, February 10-14

Ah, February. With five days to go until Valentine’s Day, romance is in the air and some of that excitement starts with the first edition of the Reel Love Film Fest, a new virtual film festival featuring romantic films and “dedicated to honoring the future of love on screen” and is founded by festival veterans [...]