No stranger to challenging projects, New Zealand-based filmmaker Costa Botes’ career spans more than 30 years and the spectrum of passions. Perhaps most widely known for his work documenting the making of Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]