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The Treatment

Glasgow FrightFest: into The Woods

Screen reports from the tenth Glasgow FrightFest, featuring interviews with The Woods Movie’s Russ Gomm and The Treatment’s Hans Herbots.

Lluís Quílez

Lluís Quílez, Out Of The Dark

Award-winning short-film director Lluis Quilez tells Nadia Tseng about his next big step with his feature directorial debut on Participant Media’s Out Of The Dark starring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman.

Max Steel

Stewart Hendler, Max Steel

The director of Dolphin Films’ sci-fi action-adventure sci-fi based on the Mattel property stars Ben Witchell and Ana Villafañe and is the subject of a buyer screening at the EFM on February 6.

Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney, Going Clear

Alex Gibney’s recent Sundance documentary Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief was the talk of Park City and has arrived in Berlin.

Justin Kelly

Justin Kelly, I Am Michael

Justin Kelly talks to Tiffany Pritchard about his feature directorial debut, the true story of Michael Glatze’s transition from gay to straight and the challenges he faced in tackling the controversial move. James Franco and Zachary Quinto star and Gus van Sant serves as executive producer.

Sundance Project Syria VR

Sundance explores virtual reality

Over the course of the festival Sundance’s New Frontier Space explored 15 different gaming and virtual reality (VR) experiences that proved to be consistent crowd-pleasers.

Robert Eggers

Robert Eggers, Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch

Hot off the Sundance world premiere of his lauded 17th century chiller and the subsequent US deal with A24 Films, director Robert Eggers is thankful that festival audiences “get” his feature directorial debut.

RKSS Collective

RKSS Collective, Turbo Kid

Quebecois co-directors Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell tell Jeremy Kay about their Sundance entry, a retro-fuelled, post-apocalyptic romantic action-adventure complete with classic 1980s 3D toy the View-Master.

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, Mississippi Grind

The veteran Sundance co-writer-directors tell Tiffany Pritchard about their return to Park City with the Premieres selection about gambling pals on a trip to a high-stakes poker game in New Orleans.

Benson Lee

Benson Lee, Seoul Searching

The Toronto-born child of Korean parents who left their homeland in the 1960s returns to Sundance after 1998 selection Miss Monday with a unique spin on the teen movie genre based on his own experiences.

Reversal

JM Cravioto, Reversal

The Mexican film-maker went to the same CUEC film school as Alfonso Cuaron and Emmanuel Lubezki. His English-language debut premieres in Sundance in Park City At Midnight on January 23. Spoiler alert.

Mark Titus

Mark Titus, The Breach

In The Breach, Mark Titus examines depleted salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest and what is happening to reverse their decline.

Body

Dan Berk and Robert Olsen, Body

Dan Berk and Robert Olsen tell Jeremy Kay about what makes them jump in the night and their Slamdance-bound story of three bored, stoned girls who head out to a vacant mansion.

The Dark Horse

James Napier Robertson, The Dark Horse

The New Zealander’s stirring true story has been one of the hits of the Palm Springs International Film Festival and stars a memorable Cliff Curtis as Genesis Potini, a bipolar Maori who used chess to improve the lives of thousands of Maori children.

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