Andrew Telling makes films. He also makes music. He scores his films with his own soundtracks and manages the enviable feat of pulling both off really well. Oh, and he edits them himself too. His work mainly centres around artist profiles, following and documenting them while they do what they do, and presenting a unique window into their craft.
With his latest film ‘Black Herds Of The Rain’ released today (as of writing this), I asked Andrew a few questions about his work, his approach and his thoughts on the topic at hand. Here is how the conversation played out.
Most people know Melora Hardin as Jan Levinson, the less-than-perfect corporate boss on NBC’s The Office. Admittedly, this was the extent of my familiarity with this actress/singer/director until recently. Delving in a little deeper, I realized that Melora is in fact a Renaissance woman, and quite a cool one at that. After Office hours, she’s recorded three albums, starred on Broadway, and is preparing to direct her second film. It was a pleasure getting to speak to such a multitalented and positive-minded woman.
After showing as part of the Director’s Fortnight at Cannes (their second feature in two years to do so), Red Bucket Films’ latest project, Daddy Longlegs, was one of three films chosen by the Sundance Festival to be released into 40 million homes via video-on-demand. Walking into the Red Bucket Films studios, tidily filled with objects, was like entering a highbrow game of show and tell, emphasis on the (story)telling.
There is usually a lot going on in one of Fern Silva’s short films. Silva creates what may be considered “motion collages,” temporary invitations to the kind of places we usually only see in our dreams. We recently had the pleasure of picking at this progressive filmmaker’s mind.
If you hadn’t heard of Danny Perez until recently, you’re probably not alone. Although this visionary filmmaker has been producing music videos and live visuals for acts like Black Dice, Animal Collective, and Panda Bear for many years, he has done a pretty good job of keeping out of the public eye. With concrete news of his highly anticipated Animal Collective visual album ODDSAC and its Sundance premiere finally surfacing, the director’s name is beginning to pop up all over the place. Danny was kind enough to speak to us in what may very well be his first public interview in years.