We recently got the chance to review the terrific short film, “Intersect”, a tense psychological thriller which had a great twist and was an intelligent, thought-provoking film. To find out more about the film and what inspired Cristine and Madeline to take on the thriller genre, we asked them a series of questions. Please find them below. Continue reading Interview with Cristina Siddu and Madeline Doherty, directors of “Intersect”
Jonas Chernick and Jeremy Lalonde are a prolific duo in their native Canada. Both between them, and together, they have created various raunchy comedies that have proven both humorous, and popular among many demographics, winning several comedy and festival awards in the process.
Their most recent collaboration – “James vs. His Future Self” (2020) – is now available on SkyTV as of this week. It is a hilarious, and quietly sentimental, tale on human growth, with a unique spin on the common time travel trope. It premiered in Britain during the Glasgow Film Festival, where Calum Cooper sat down with the actor and director to discuss their latest project. Continue reading Interview with Jeremy Lalonde & Jonas Chernick on “James vs. His Future Self”
The hook for “Last Call” (2019) might look like a gimmick; filmed in two simultaneous single takes and presented split screen throughout. But it a strong film with the substance to stand on its own two feet from the script and acting alone. Far more than just a gimmick, it is incredibly skilfully executed and builds on solid foundations to create something quite unforgettable.
Beth (Sarah Booth) is a single mum who cleans the local college at night. Scott (joint writer Daved Wilkins) is a grieving and suicidal father at the end of his rope and seeking support. A wrong number brings the two strangers together and for the next hour Beth is faced with trying to save the life of a man she doesn’t know in a desperate situation. Continue reading Review: Last Call
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” is one of my top films of all time. I managed to see it twice in the cinema and can’t wait to get the DVD so I can savour it over again. It’s an adventurous escape and a lesson in the power of loving broken people – as well as yourself.
Structurally it’s a straight forward story with two central characters and two antagonists, all with very clear goals. A) Get to the wrestling school and escape life, B) Catch the protagonists. Continue reading ITOL 2019 Round-Up: The Peanut Butter Falcon
Here at ITOL we were lucky to have actor, writer and filmmaker Allie Loukas write about her experience making her comedy film, “Kathryn Upside Down” (you can find our review here). Allie’s detailed experience makes a fascinating read in regards to the challenges she faced and how her experienced shaped her as a filmmaker. Continue reading My Life Upside Down: the Harsh Reality of Producing an Independent, Mainstream Style Comedy