Category: Interviews

Interview: Film and Television Dubbing Mixer Alex Marcou

An in-depth Q&A with dubbing mixer and recording engineer Alex Marcou on his career in sound.

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Travis "Upstate Purgatory" (Photo Credit: Lee Phillips)

‘Upstate Purgatory’ Review and Interview with Director Lee Phillips

Intimate, relevant, and humanizing, “Upstate Purgatory” from BAFTA-winning director Lee Phillips is a 19-minute window into the minds of four inmates at the Albany County Jail in upstate New York as they reflect on their

"Mind Landscape"
"Mind Landscape" director Niu Zi on location in Tibet

Inside ‘Mind Landscape’ with Director Niu Zi

Back in October, Documentary Drive featured a review of “Mind Landscape” directed by Chinese filmmaker Niu Zi. The 46 minute observational film, which follows respected photographer Yang Yankang through remote areas of Tibet documenting the

Interview: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Director Lyndon Stone

Stone discusses what’s in store for MDFF 2017, the qualities his team looks for in submissions, and his predictions for the future of documentary filmmaking.

Interview: Director Peter Young on ‘The Art of Recovery’

Kiwi filmmaker Peter Young knows what makes a city worthwhile. Following the 2011 earthquake that destroyed much of central Christchurch and killed 185 people, Young began documenting the community-led efforts of artists and entrepreneurs who

"Todd Who?"

Interview: Gavin Bond Talks the Making of ‘Todd Who?’ and the Lasting Impact of Todd Rundgren

If you live in Western Australia, chances are Gavin Bond knows more about Todd Rundgren than you do. I don’t say this to start a fan war, but the man’s enthusiasm for the musician, even

'The Coffee Man'
Sasa Sestic in "The Coffee Man" directed by Jeff Hann

Interview: Director Jeff Hann on the Journey of ‘The Coffee Man’

Coffee can be blamed for many things, including a phenomenal new documentary screening opening night at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival that will have you craving caffeine and rooting for one man, Sasa Sestic, as

Interview: Sam Gould and Chloe Christodoulou on the Comedy Behind ‘Melbourne: A Guide to Living’

What makes Melbourne the world’s most livable city? Many have answers but few explain it in a more lovable and witty fashion than filmmakers Sam Gould and Chloe Christodoulou in “Melbourne: A Guide to Living.” The

Interview: Elle Marsh Talks ‘Vacant’ and Melbourne’s Urban Sprawl

If you’re flying into Melbourne for this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, you should know that when you land at Melbourne Airport you’ll be in the presence of greatness. The star of director Elle Marsh’s

Interview: The Differences that Unite Us Cecilia Rumore on ‘Abdullah’

Cecilia Rumore’s first documentary “Abdullah” is perhaps the perfect collision of passions. A social worker by day and an avid world traveler, Rumore has always been interested in the social justice issues affecting those from