Getting Some: An Interview with Hisonni Mustafa

By Johnnie Hobbs III. Actor-turned-filmmaker Hisonni Mustafa’s (formerly Hisonni Johnson) new work as writer-director, Take Out Girl, focuses on a 20-year-old college dropout (Hedy Wong) who attempts to save her family’s business through moving drugs. In the audio interview below, Johnson comments on his film and his path in filmmaking. […]

A Minor Conflict Escalating: Shariff Korver on Do Not Hesitate

By Gary M. Kramer. When you talk about the military and troops, you see them as a large group of people who go together as one thing to do something. And in this film, we try to focus on the individual.” Director Shariff Korver’s quietly powerful Do Not Hesitate, had […]

Diva Directors Around the Globe: Suzanne Lindon on Spring Blossom

By Anna Weinstein. Everyone thinks the teenage years are going to be so cool and wonderful, but it’s complicated… So I took this as an opportunity to write my film, and that helped me get through that time.” Suzanne Lindon’s coming-of-age film Spring Blossom (2020) is an intimate story about […]

An Honest Window: An Interview with Haifaa Al-Mansour

By Ali Moosavi. Attitudes do not change easily, so part of the goal of my film is to start a dialog about the core values that are at the heart of these issues.” Haifaa Al-Mansour, the award winning director and the first Saudi female filmmaker, has a new film, The […]

Diva Directors Around the Globe: Bettina Oberli on My Wonderful Wanda

By Anna Weinstein. I’m really interested in the psychology of my children, and that has shown me that we are fragile and strong creatures. I’m really exploring and elaborating this subject. It’s always about family and relationships – that’s what all my movies are about.” Leading Swiss director Bettina Oberli has directed one television mini-series and six […]