6th May 2019 Newsletter
The Sprinter Factory: Interview with Director Isaac Solotaroff
These are the girls running as fast as they can to be Jamaica’s new sprint champions in a country obsessed with its athletes. This is the story of the Champs national youth athletics competition that could change their lives. Watch here.
@pole_money: Interview with Director Ben Fitzgerald
"She's such a strong personality, and she's so clear about who she is and what she believes in. We found someone who was this very intelligent, confident, also very sensitive and sweet girl and we gave her the platform just to speak her mind. That was my main goal in the film, just to facilitate her, and tell her story in the best way that I could without projecting any of my own thoughts, or anyone else's. It was just something for her." Watch here.
Silk City Bomb Squad - Interview with Photographer Nolan Price
The first Bomb Squad rider I met was Boots. I met him while I was shooting photos of an upcoming project featuring the dirt bike street riders of Newark, New Jersey. We were shooting photos in a parking lot and there was a young kid there on a bicycle. I introduced myself and asked where he was from and when he answered "Paterson" I knew right away he was in the Bomb Squad crew. I was familiar with the crew from seeing them while driving around Paterson and had already been thinking about trying ... See here.
The Lions of Chinatown: Interview with Director Law Chen
The Lions of Chinatown follows a young woman as she trains to become the lion head, a traditionally male dominated role in the forgotten art of Chinese lion dancing. Watch here.
Speaking in Voltages: Interview with Director Guillermo Irriguible
"Im a very romantic person who is really hooked into the analog world. I have to understand and master the digital era for both my professional and personal life. And I do. But in terms of work and creation tools, is where analog fills a gap that I didn't notice until I shot my first super 8 footage and my first 35mm roll." Watch here.
Kidd Adamz: Interview with Directors James & James
Kidd Adamz grew up in a tough neighbourhood surrounded by what seemed very limited possibilities and so he's built and crafted his own reality and possibilities because those available weren't what he wanted. It's not like he was bad and now he's good. He's always been good - just that the opportunities weren't there to express himself how he'd like. I guess that's what we're trying to say in our films - we've met people from all walks of life and they're always good people we can relate to. ... Watch here.
Jane Love is a short documentary about female power. Watch here.
Land of Steel: Interview with Director Chris
The Port Talbot steelworks have suffered many setbacks, closures and job losses in recent years, greatly effecting the local economy and community. Watch here.
Mothers Day: Interview with Director Elizabeth Lo
When Mothers Day means a visit to prison. Watch here.
Single Room Occupancy: Interview with Directors
when the tide of gentrification reaches her harlem single room occupancy building, a bond girl documents her mission to save her neighborhood and her home. Watch here.
Interview with Yamdu Co-Founder Florian Reimann
The time difference between China and Los Angeles is 16 hours. Shot in the San Gabriel valley, 我愛你。 Watch here.
My Dead Dad's Porno Tapes: Interview with Director
Was my father’s leftover stuff the key to who he really was? Watch here.
Tonya Littlewolf has rescued wolves all her life. Watch here.
Make Them Believe: Interview with Director Taimi
I like way we get to see the on-stage wrestling alter egos, and also their real personalities backstage. Watch here.
Chau, Beyond the Lines: Interview with Director
Chau, a teenager living in a Vietnamese care centre for kids disabled by Agent Orange, struggles with the reality of his dream to one day become a professional artist. Watch here.
Mudfest: Interview with Co-Director Mike Bove
Every June, on a small farm in rural Wisconsin, a large crowd assembles. A remote field is flooded and turned in to a giant mud pit for people to test their grit and see what their homemade tough trucks can do. Watch here.
The Piñata King: Interview with Co-Director Paul
A lovely, quirky little film about a town in Mexico that has become Piñata Mecca. What one family started 50 years ago, the whole town has now become involved in. Watch here.
Last Dance Watch here.
Ed Ruscha: Buildings and Words
Commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles on the occasion of their 2016 gala event in tribute to Ed Ruscha and his 60 years of contribution to the arts. Narrated by Owen Wilson. Watch here.
St. Louis Rises: Interview with Director Andrew
"When people are angry sometimes they only way they know express themselves is to destroy stuff". Touching, insightful, and sad. Watch here.
Tokyo Craft - Urban Glow: Interview with Director
Wicked use of colour in this short collaboration between PEN Magazine and Poweredby.Tokyo, one of a series of films about Japanese 'shokunin'. This one is a fun piece about a neon sign craftsman in Tokyo. Watch here.
Figure 2: Interview with Director Bertil Nilsson
FIGURE 2 tells the story of Sakeema, a young trans dancer, against the stunning backdrop of Cornwall, UK. It's the second instalment in FIGURES, a new series of portrait films. Watch here.
Aaron Rodriques, also known as the Bug Whisperer, has been raising insects for over 20 years and teaching people how they can forge connections with insects. Watch here.
Driely "D" Carter is one of the most prominent photographers of our generation. Watch here.
MX Punk: Interview with Director John Merizalde
An eye into the underground punk scene in Mexico city. A disaffected youth, and an older crowd too, gather in the basements of the city to let their anger out and be free amongst like minded people. Watch here.
Trapped inside a harsh reality, Nininho dreams of better days. Watch here.
Interview with Photographer: Michelle Siu
Thalidomide was a drug distributed worldwide to countries including the UK and Canada 60 years ago. It was once hailed as a “miracle drug” for pregnant women to treat morning sickness when it was actually causing severe deformities to babies in the womb. See here.
Me in the Mirror
An open conversation about sexuality, body image, and self-esteem. Watch here.
The Price of Certainty: Interview with Director
There's more to what you believe than you think. Watch here.
Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Watch here.
When A Town Runs Dry: Interview with Director
When A Town Runs Dry documents life in Stratford, a small town in California's Central Valley, where years of drought is threatening the livelihood of the community. Watch here.
One Mans Trash
A Brooklyn man has a strange hobby of creating life size robots out of trash. Watch here.
Meet Jake Schellenschlager, arguably the strongest 14-year-old on the planet. Watch here.
The Agave Gun
A master craftsman uses unexpected materials to create the project of a lifetime. Watch here.
Honest in Thought and Deed: Interview with
It's mad to think how easily people believe the 'good guy bad guy, cops and robbers' mentality of the state. Unfortunately as a result, it can literally enable people to get away with murder. Watch here.
The Happiest Guy in the World
What kind of person takes a cruise not for a week or a month — but for the rest of his life? Watch here.
A Taco Told In Texas: Interview with Director
A Taco Told In Texas isn't really about a taco. It's about a guy with an eighth grade education who became a millionaire. And then he lost it all. And then he became a millionaire again. Watch here.
BIGNATTYDADDY - Interview with Director John
American teenager Bignattydaddy gained online notoriety from his use open use of anabolic steroids on his social media channels, a controlled substance which are illegal without a prescription in the USA. Watch here.
The inspiring true story of Charles Nkazamyampi. Watch here.