Interviews

Interview Jill Frechie, John Ricciutti, Isaac Mel

KENSINGTON IN CRISIS

Jill, John and Isaac are Emmy nominated and silver/bronze Telly Award winners. Jill Frechie, MBA is an producer of short documentaries and programming director for television and content manager for the web. John Ricciutti worked as a television host at a Public Television Station. He has interviewed 27 veterans of foreign wars and conflicts for the Library of Congress. Film editor, Isaac Mell is an independent media production professional. Jill, John and Isaac are currently working on a project that puts the spotlight on prison reform. We are inspired to produce films that have social meanings, are educational, entertaining and informative.

Interview N.P. Novack

THE DAWN

A French Native, N.P. Novack is an award winning commercial director, who has worked on campaigns for major brands. His work is instantly recognizable for its elegance and aestheticism, skillfully capturing or creating a particular atmosphere. With his first short film « The Dawn », N.P. Novack turned to fiction to transport Iggy Pop to realm of the Strange.

Interview Ambz Negro

LOST BETWEEN TREES

My name is Ambz Negro. I’m 17, and I love film. It’s something I hope to include in my life for a long time. I’m from Springfield, Il. I’m the youngest of 9, and I hope to one day be a Wildlife and Wildland Conservationist while including film and photography in my work. I love life, and capturing elements of it with a camera is something that brings me immense joy.

Interview Isaac Nervla

BILLY, BABY

Isaac Nevrla is a writer, director, and actor based in Brooklyn, NY. Billy, Baby is Isaac’s directorial debut. Isaac is currently in post production for his most recent film titled Mutt: a short thriller taking place in colonial New England. Outside of the time he spends making films, he enjoys long runs, dodging taxi’s, and playing guitar as he sings loudly from his apartment.

Interview Bellopropello

DYSTOPIA

As a freelance photographer and part time procurement manager I get more and more freaky in creating animation films … Filmography  2020 The Game Just Got Real (Micro Short)  2019 Shadowland (Short)  2018 Dystopia (Short)  2017 Cupid is not a terrorist (Short)  2015 Moments in Paradise (Micro Short)  2015/II Another Day in Paradise (Short) working as director/writer/editor and producer

Interview Ced Pakusevskij

EMBODIMENT

Ced Pakusevskij is a Director and Creative Director specialised in visual communications for fashion, cinema, broadcast and music. Ced grew up on the fertile creative ground of Milan and Los Angeles, where he created his unique style. His Fashion Films and Brand Campaigns received numerous awards in Los Angeles, San Diego, London, Berlin and others. His work is featured on Nowness, Vogue, HypeBeast, i-D magazine, Motionographer, Computer Arts. Ced has won more than 20 Promax World Gold Awards for Best Design and Art Direction.

Interview Dorith Mous

TOGETHER-ALONE

Multiple award-winning, Dutch multi-hyphenate Dorith Mous (1986), was seemingly born into her art, gaining beautiful knowledge of physical form and capturing depth from a sub- ject through her own nomadic experience as a fashion model for two decades. Having moved fluidly from a storied career in front of the lens to one behind it, as a photog- rapher and filmmaker, Dorith elicits an artful finesse of the soul – one in which her subjects both exude and challenge the archetypes of beauty, while provoking ideas, ideals and ideol- ogies. With her successful anti-discriminatory exhibition in New York City, entitled IamYOU, and her ongoing cinematic series Together-Alone, which focusses on destigmatizing mental health, Dorith continues to create awareness by means of harvesting the honesty that per- meates through her portraiture of subjects. Filmography Body Language [Short Film] – Director/Actor, 2015 Primary [Short Film] – Actor, 2017 NYCHapters [Short Film] – Producer, 2017 Together-Alone [Episodical] – Director & Producer, 2020 Don Diablo – Into the Unknown [Music Video] – Director & Producer, 2021

Interview Sarah Polhaus

THE BOY´S GONE

Sarah Christina Polhaus is a screenwriter/communication advisor/short filmmaker living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Raised in San Diego, California, Sarah started recording horror stories on a tape recorder for her friends at an early age. The tapes resulted in numerous complaints from parents over the stories’ graphic nature and consequently their children’s sleepless nights. After returning to Copenhagen, Sarah graduated from the European Film College with the horror short “Zoe”. She soon after started producing short, educational films for a phobia treatment center exploring adult anxiety. Upon receiving a degree in communication Sarah worked for eight years at IBM as a communication advisor. Whole new level of scary. In 2012 Sarah graduated with an MFA in film studies specializing in the horror genre from University of Copenhagen. During this time she wrote and directed two supernatural horror shorts “The Sorrow” (2010), “The Widower” (2012) and “The Boy’s Gone” (2020). Sarah also holds a Certificate in screenwriting from UCLA Professional Programs and has subsequently taken two advanced screenwriting classes. For the past five years Sarah has been a member of a talented, international writer’s group exploring all genres. Sarah won the Austin Film Festival screenwriting competition in 2016 and 2018 making her one of just three who have won the competition twice. She is currently listed on Coverfly’s “Red List” for best rated screenplays. Sarah has also won and placed in numerous other competitions with both features and shorts. Austin Film Festival (Winner 2016 and 2018) BlueCat (Semi-Finalist 2017) ScreenCraft (Semi-Finalist 2015 and 2016) Fresh Voices (Winner 2018) Shore Scripts (Semi-Finalist 2019) Table read my screenplay (Finalist 2018) Oxford Film Festival (Semi-Finalist 2018) Nasville Film Festival (Finalist and Semi-Finalist 2017 and 2018) Hollyshorts (Semi-Finalist and Finalist 2017, 2018 and 2019) Calcutta International Film Festival (Winner 2017) The Meryl Streep Writers Lab (Semi-Finalist 2019) Irish International Science Fiction Competition (Winner 2018) The Golden Script Competition (Winner 2018) Los Angeles International Film Festival (Winner 2020) Big Apple Film Festival ( Official Selection 2020) Indie Shorts Awards NYC (Official Selection 2021) Sarah strives to bring originality back to the trite conventions of the horror genre. She feels the supernatural powers at large should be born out of character’s inner struggles and deepest, darkest fears.

Interview Rachel Thomas

THE SQUIRRELS IN THE ATTIC

Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and independent filmmaker. Some of her recent awards include being named to the ISA’s Top Twenty-Five Screenwriters to Watch in 2021, the 2020 Grand Prize in the ISA’s Shoot Your Short Contest, the Female Filmmaker Award at the Lonely Seal International Film Festival, New England Film Star Awards Finalist, Best First Time Director in the New York Movie Awards, and Best Narrative Short Film Director at the Mystic Film Festival. Her film The Squirrels in the Attic, based on her award-winning screenplay, has been recognized in over 14 film festivals and won six awards to date. In the Company of Crows, written and directed by Rachel, is scheduled for release in early 2021, along with a film based on her multi-award-winning screenplay, The Influencer, which will be premiering at Hollyshorts Film Festival.

Interview Runar Thor

HANN

Born in Iceland, Runar Thor is a writer and filmmaker currently residing in New York City with his partner and two cats. The short film HANN, which Runar wrote, directed and produced, was his first venture into filmmaking.