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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Kevin Belli - Acclaimed Cinematographer - Breast Cancer Legacy, Flu Time Bomb, Beyond Belief, and The List

Before taking up filmmaking, Kevin spent seven years touring the United States as singer and guitarist with his garage rock band Creature Did.

Kevin’s projects include: Flying Pyramids, Soaring Stones for the History ChannelFlu Time Bomb for the Discovery Channel, Fighting For Our Future for Lifetime, and Breast Cancer Legacy for Discovery Health

Kevin was the Editor and Co-Director of Photography for the Beyond Belief for the Sundance Channel which played Tribeca and is available on DVD. 

Most recently, Kevin completed work on the feature-length documentary The List and traveling back to Afghanistan to complete filming on another feature What Tomorrow Brings.

The List tells the story of Kirk Johnson, a modern-day Oskar Schindler who is fighting to save Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. government and military to help rebuild Iraq.

Direct download: KevinBelli.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Alain Dessauvage - Belgian Film Editor - Oscar shorts, Moscow, Belgium, Oxygen, and Bullhead (now on DVD)

Alain has edited commercials for national and international clients CanonVirgin Airlines, and Naturino and on television Series like Matrioshki and Code 37.

Alain has worked many music videos for diverse musical groups such as:HooverphonicSoul WaxBaloji with Konono No. 1.

Alain has edited many award winning short films including the Oscar nominated:GridlockTanghi Argentini, and Na Wewe as supervising editor.

Alain’s feature film editing includes: Moscow, BelgiumOxygen, and the more recent  Oscar nominated feature, Bullhead.

Bullhead is part crime drama and part personal tragedy as the assassination of a policeman draws a rancher into a series of events forcing him to confront dark secrets from his past.

Bullhead is now available on DVD worldwide following its limited theatrical release.

Direct download: AlainDessauvage2.mp3
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Alain Gagnol - French Director, Writer, and Animator - The Corridor, Wrong Place, Wrong Time, A Cat In Paris

Alain attended Ecole Emile Cohl in Lyon, where he studied animation and design. Alain has written several novels and has worked for Folimage Animation Studio since 1988.

Alain's projects include: The Egotist, followed by the TV series Minuscules Tragedies and films Bitter Sweet, The Corridor, and Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Alain also worked as animator on Jacques-Remy Girerd's animated film Raining Cats and Frogs.  Often his company Folimage's collaborative work is based on Alain's texts, and Alain has also written several dark humored crime novels.

More recently, Alain was writer, co-director, and animator on an animated film noir feature film, the Oscar nominated, A Cat in Paris, where a Parisian cat living a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches.

Direct download: AlainGagnol.mp3
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Erwin Prib - German Production Designer - Absurdistan, Womb, In Darkness

After graduating from HFF Potsdam Film School in production design, Erwin’s first feature film as production designer was Absurdistan, which earned him the German Film Award for Best Production Design.   

Erwin also worked as an art director on the acclaimed films The Reader and The Last Station

Erwin worked as production designer on the visually striking 3D short film, Bloodrop, and the feature films, Songs from the Southern Seas, Womb, and A Quiet Life.

Erwin was recently the production designer for the Oscar nominated feature film, In Darkness, a dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the Nazi-occupied Polish city of Lvov, hidden for 14 months in the sewers of the town.

Erwin’s other recent and upcoming production design credits include Lost in SiberiaPlayoff, Syngue Sabour, and Lost Rooms.

Direct download: ErwinPrib.mp3
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Guy Davidi - Israeli Documentary Filmmaker and Cinema Teacher - In Working Progress, Interrupted Streams, 5 Broken Cameras

Guy was born in Jaffa and has directed, edited, and shot films since the age of 16.  As a cameraman, Guy shot several films for France 3 Television.

Guy also directed many short documentaries such as In Working Progress, Women Defying Barriers, Keywords presented in film festivals and venues worldwide. In 2010, Guy's first feature film Interrupted Streams premiered in the Jerusalem International Film Festival.

Guy's most recent documentary is 5 Broken Cameras, a collaboration with Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, who gets his first camera. In his village, Bil'in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist.

For more than five years, Emad films the struggle, led by two of his best friends, while also filming his growing son Gibreel and the conflict’s effect on him and other family members.   One Camera after another is shot or smashed, and each camera tells a part of his story.

5 Broken Cameras won the best world cinema directing award for both Guy and Emad and 5 Broken Cameras was nominated for best documentary at Sundance.

Direct download: GuyDavidi.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54am EST