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Tony Donoghue (Irish Folk Furniture) and Timothy Wilde (#30) - MANHATTAN SHORT 2013 Finalists

Irish director, Tony Donoghue (director of Irish Folk Furniture) and Australian director Timothy Wilde (director of #30) are finalists in the 2013 MANHATTAN SHORT

The MANHATTAN SHORT screens between September 27 and October 6th, in over 300 around the world, with audience members selecting their favorite film with the winner announced in New York City on October 6th.

Irish Folk Furniture, a the stop-motion animated documentary, tells the story of the restoration of sixteen pieces of abandoned folk furniture in rural Ireland, shot in an environmentally friendly way using readily available equipment and natural light, and featuring local craftspeople and narrators.

The live action comedy/drama short film, #30, is the story of a performer, Chelsea, and her unconventional approach to auditioning for a role in Hamlet.  

Direct download: ManhattanShort2013pt1.mp3
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Heikki Kossi - Finnish Foley Artist - Berberian Sound Studio, Letters to Father Jacob, Rare Exports, FILTH

H5 Film Sound was founded by Heikki in 2000. Heikki has worked as a foley artist and foley supervisor on feature films, shorts, TV-drama, documentaries and animation films. As a sound designer, Heikki has been involved in feature length documentaries and animation.

Since 2004, Heikki has been working as a full time foley artist and a supervisor, mainly for fiction films and documentary work as well. More recently, the H5 staff includes the owner Heikki (as a foley supervisor and artist), a sound recordist, and a sound editor. 

Projects that Heikki and H5 have worked on over the years include: a variety of documentary projects, and the fiction features: Letters to father Jacob, Rare Exports, Berberian Sound Studio, and the upcoming film, FILTH directed by Jon S. Baird

Direct download: HeikkiKossi.mp3
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Charlotte Bruus Christensen - Cinematographer from Denmark - Submarino, My Good Enemy, Hunky Dory, The Hunt

Charlotte began working with Thomas Vinterberg with his dramatic feature, Submarino, after working on a number of award winning short films, like Between Us which she also wrote and co-directed, 

Charlotte followed this up with the drama My Good Enemy and dramatic musical feature, Hunky Dory.

Charlotte recently teamed again with Thomas Vinterberg on the acclaimed film, The Hunt, for which she won the Vulcan Award of the Technical Artist at Cannes.

The Hunt is about a Lucas, a divorced father who teaches at a kindergarten when an accusation made by Klara, the young daughter of his best friend ends up nearly destroying his career and all his relationships.

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

Adam Clark - New Zealand Cinematographer - River Queen, Eagle vs Shark, and Boy (Now on DVD)

Adam Clark has worked on a variety of projects, from commercial work for such clients as Kia and Subaru, to television work on the acclaimed series Insiders Guide to Happiness to a number of short and feature films.

Adam's projects have included earlier films of Peter Jackson and the film River Queen for cinematographer Alun Bollinger, but he is best known as the lensman for director Taika Waititi. His debut feature film as cinematographer was forTaika’s feature film Eagle vs Shark.

Adam has also worked on a number of shorts for Taika including the Oscar-nominated film Two Cars One Night and Tama Tu, as well as many shorts for other directors such as The Hole and A New Way Home.

Adam and Taika’s most recent collaboration is the feature film Boy, which was inspired by Two Cars One Night, and is a coming of age tale of a boy growing up in the year 1984, who idolizes Michael Jackson, and the boy’s father, who, after a seven year absence, is not quite the hero the boy had imagined him to be.

Boy is now available on DVD for purchase or rental in the United States and worldwide.

Direct download: AdamClark2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00pm EST