Searchlight: Pedro Martin-Calero

Spanish new director Pedro Martin-Calero’s work explores the space between the physical and the psychological. We interview the just-signed to Colonel Blimp director about love, life, death and architecture… You have an astute eye for framing spaces, usually architectural, in your work. Is there something specific in your background and training that gives you your distinctive […]

Searchlight: Thunderlips

New Zealand new directing duo THUNDERLIPS from Candlelit Pictures headed off to shoot the rising sun in the southern Australian desert for Daniel McBride’s band Sheep, Dog & Wolf. It was meant to be a straight-forward, three-shot sequence of the 19-year old singer running into the blazing dawn light; curling up in fetal position behind […]

Searchlight: Jack Whiteley

Soon after being nominated for a Young Director’s Award, Jack Whiteley was signed to London top production company Rattling Stick. Now the new director has come up with a fabulously funny parody of a newsroom drama.  Your video for The Staves’ Black and White is, thank goodness, shot in glorious colour. It’s styled in a […]

Searchlight: Philippe Tempelman and Robert Nylund’s Swedish road trip

Social Club directors Robert Nylund and Philippe Tempelman spend a couple of weeks rolling with the punches, kicks and good grace of sports on a road trip around Sweden It was quite a journey criss-crossing Sweden to make this film. Why was it important to actually go to these locations to film these particular athletes? […]

Searchlight: Mustapha Kseibati

Mustapha Kseibati’s latest short film, Mohammed, is about to hit the festival circuit. We haven’t seen it yet but we have seen his earlier work from beginning to end and loved every frame and every line. We catch up with the recently signed new director to Another Film Company who would love to shoot a […]

Searchlight: Ivo Sousa & Kwok Fung Lam

There’s more to the the Mill than just a pretty post-production house – there’s a hive of directorial creativity beavering away in their new London premises in Windmill Street. For instance Mill+ directors Ivo Sousa and Kwok Fung Lam talk with us here about their animated film for kids’ eco clothes range The Fableists.  It’s a […]

Searchlight: Ruben Woodin Deschamps & Cosmo Sheldrake

Collaboration is the essence of all good film making and here we explore the relationship between musician Cosmo Sheldrake and new director Ruben Woodin Dechamps,  a creative partnership which is producing wonderfully eccentric and magical music films. Cosmo, your music feels a mix of spiritual and fun, ancient chants and contemporary electronica. It also feels deeply […]

Searchlight: Michael Adeyeye

Increasingly the most sought after new directors are those who can turn a dab hand to other skills such as VFX as well as live action.  One such talent who has caught our eye is Michael Adeyeye with his stunning short film Escape. Escape is a mesmerizing reflection of a boy’s rather harsh experience. How did the idea come […]

Searchlight: Julian Petschek

We love Julian Petschek’s graduation film Butter Ya’Self which he completed at Cal Arts in LA. Here we talk bananas with the new director / animator shortly after signing pan Europe with Supergoober in London. How would you describe your childhood please? And when did you first become aware of wanting to tell visual stories? My […]

Searchlight: Oliver Wurffell

We catch up with Pulse’s latest new director Oliver Wurffell who is about to shoot his first music video following some strong filmic branded work. Please tell us about your background please, and what led you to be making films and being signed to Pulse. I first discovered filmmaking in 2000 after picking up my […]