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East End Film Festival 2016

Q&A with Yony Leyser, dir. of Desire Will Set You Free, at the East End Film Fest

What drew you to filmmaking? I got into a lot of trouble as a teenager. A counsellor suggested that my mom find me a creative outlet so I started practising theatre and photography. Then after a couple of years, I combined the two to make (...)

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Q&A with Adrian Tanner, dir. of Redistributors, at the East End Film Fest

What was your background in film prior to Redistributors? I started out as an editor and got indulgently trained at the BBC in Bristol on wildlife shows with David Attenborough. Then moved to London and cut a lot of TV. What sparked the idea (...)

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Q&A with Daniel Fitzsimmons, dir. of Native, at the East End Film Fest

I gather your background is a mix of Liverpool and California? How have both environments influenced you and your work on Native? (And does Liverpool produce better alien beaches than LA?) In my experience Los Angeles and Liverpool are (...)

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The Darkest Universe - East End Film Festival 2016

Following a BAFTA nomination for their first feature film (Black Pond), Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe return with an atmospheric story of troubled sibling relationships and mysterious canals. Though very different from the world created in (...)

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Tales from the Two Puddings - East End Film Festival 2016

Based on its landlord’s memoirs (Tales From The Two Puddings by Eddie Johnson), Rob West’s documentary focuses on the iconic East End pub’s trend-setting quirks, its links to 1960s legendary characters such as the Kray twins, Harry Redknapp and (...)

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Chasing Robert Barker - East End Film Festival 2016

This international production directed by Daniel Florenico follows David Pillard, a once talented photographer, now broken down paparazzi, as he himself chases a tabloid story. Before the film ends, David will find something quite different from (...)

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Love Is Thicker Than Water - East End Film Festival 2016

In this contemporary London romance directed by award-winning director Emily Harris (Three Towers) and cult film veteran Ate de Jong (Drop Dead Fred), Vida, a young Jewish cellist from a wealthy background, falls madly in love with Arthur, a (...)

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Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model - East End Film Festival 2016

London-based performance artist Bryony Kimmings first came to public attention with 7 Day Drunk, a show put together under the influence of alcohol. The subject of new documentary Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model is another ‘real world (...)

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