Ahead of its global release on June 20th – World Refugee Day, filmmaker Asher Emmanuel takes us inside his first feature-length documentary “Warehoused” about the lives and experiences of protracted refugees in Dadaab, Kenya, the largest refugee camp in the world. Documentary Drive: Can you tell me a little bit about how you initially got Continue Reading
Making its Australian premiere July 10th at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, “FIXED!” directed by Cat Mills and produced by Joella Cabalu is a 14 minute window into the activities of Repair Café Toronto, a volunteer group part of the global Repair Café movement, which hosts free “fixing” events around the city with a goal Continue Reading
An in-depth Q&A with dubbing mixer and recording engineer Alex Marcou on his career in sound.
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 pre-incarceration lives and the hopes they have for their futures beyond the perdition-like confines. Some of their criminal charges range Continue Reading
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 people and their Buddhist faith, has since premiered in New Zealand at the Arohanui Film Festival and also screened in Continue Reading
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.
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 together helped raise the spirits of South Island’s most populous city through their acts of kindness, generosity, and on-going creative Continue Reading
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 via email, is just plain infectious. If you don’t know who Todd Rundgren is or are neutral to his music, Continue Reading
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 he journeys across the globe from coffee farms in Ethiopia, Columbia, and Honduras to the 2015 World Barista Championship in Continue Reading
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 hilarious mockumentary, screening July 11th at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, takes viewers around the city with Melbourne’s most ‘knowledgeable’ Continue Reading