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Interview with Emma Gilbertson, director of Crashing Waves

Friday 3 July 2020, by Abla Kandalaft

Emma won the Critics’ Award at the June Emerging Filmmakers Night live-streamed event for her short Crashing Waves. EFN partner Mydylarama interviewed her the following day, giving her an opportunity to talk at length about her work.

Crashing Waves won the Critics’ Award for the Bottled Up edition, more on which can be found here.

Crashing Waves manages to convey a complex relationship between its protagonists without any dialogue and in such a short amount of time. Emma doesn’t simply rely on the impressive skills of the dancers and the beautiful choreography, she uses a multitude of crafty, cinematic choices, shots and camera angles to weave together a moving, three-dimensional story built on themes of love, masculinity, class and preconceptions.

Our interview with Emma Gilbertson

More of Emma’s work can be found on her Vimeo page.

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