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David Cross

David Cross: Hits maker

INTERVIEW: The US comedian and writer discusses Hits, his directorial debut about celebrity and the YouTube generation.

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TOP SUNDANCE NEWS

Michelle Satter

Sundance greenlights Episodic Lab

Executives at the Sundance Institute have pulled back the curtain on the 10 writers selected for the inaugural Episodic Story Lab, set to take place at the Sundance Resort in Utah from September 27-October 2.

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute names fellows

Sundance Institute and Skywalker Sound have announced the directors and composers selected for the second of two Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound.

SUNDANCE INTERVIEWS

David Cross

David Cross: Hits maker

The US comedian and writer discusses Hits, his directorial debut about celebrity and the YouTube generation.

Q&A: The Voices

SUNDANCE LONDON: Actors Ryan Reynolds and Gemma Arterton were joined by director Marjane Satrapi to talk about their comedy horror, The Voices.

David Wain, They Came Together

SUNDANCE LONDON: At the European premiere of the rom-com spoof, director David Wain answered questions about the casting, the acrobatic sex scene and ‘that’ grandma moment.

David Cross

Q&A: Hits, David Cross

SUNDANCE LONDON: Comedian David Cross on his directorial debut and stepping back from acting.

Michael Fassbender

Q&A: Frank

SUNDANCE LONDON: Michael Fassbender reveals why he chose a role played entirely under a mask and Jon Ronson talks about how the script changed over time.

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon

Q&A: The Trip to Italy

SUNDANCE LONDON: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon discuss the sequel to their foodie road trip comedy.

Trevor Groth and John Cooper

Sundance London: John Cooper and Trevor Groth

As Sundance London kicks off, organisers John Cooper and Trevor Groth talk film highlights, Robert Redford and the “nuts and bolts” of filmmaking.

Mo Brothers

Timo Tjahjanto, Killers

Timo Tjahjanto – one half of the Mo Brothers with (non-sibling) Kimo Stamboel – talks to Jeremy Kay on the eve of the Sundance world premiere of Killers and explains why the filmmakers are going their separate ways.

Aj Edwards

AJ Edwards, The Better Angels

AJ Edwards has worked on four Terrence Malick films and edited To The Wonder. He talks to Jeremy Kay about his feature directorial debut, The Better Angels.

Adam Wingard

Adam Wingard, The Guest

The fast-rising filmmaker talks to Elbert Wyche about paying homage to the masters and his desire to break – albeit briefly – from the confines of genre filmmaking.

Jeff Baena, Life After Beth

The 36-year-old director talks to Jeremy Kay about the American Zoetrope zombie drama.

Berit Madsen, SEPIDEH - Reaching For The Stars

The director talks to Jeremy Kay about her Sundance World Documentary selection about an Iranian girl who dreams of becoming an astronomer despite strong family pressure.

Thomas Balmès, Happiness

Thomas Balmès made a name for himself with the 2010 documentary Babies and returns with his first Sundance entry, Happiness.

Hong Khaou, Lilting

Screen Star Of Tomorrow 2013 Hong Khaou tells Jeremy Kay how he drew on the dramatic experiences of his Cambodian refugee family to come up with Lilting.

Lenny Abrahamson

Lenny Abrahamson, Frank

On the eve of Frank’s Sundance premiere, Screen talks to Irish director Lenny Abrahamson about getting a different kind of performance from Michael Fassbender in that giant fake head.

Stuart Murdoch

Stuart Murdoch, God Help The Girl

The Scottish musician talks to Wendy Mitchell about his feature directorial debut.

Web Junkie

Shosh Shlam & Hilla Medalia, Web Junkie

Elbert Wyche talks to the Israeli film-makers about their Sundance World Cinema Documentary selection.

Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle, Whiplash

Jeremy Kay speaks to the Harvard graduate about the feature version of his prize-winning 2013 short.

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, Difret

The Ethiopian filmmaker talks to Elbert Wyche about his World Cinema Dramatic selection. Angelina Jolie serves as executive producer and presenter on Difret, which will screen in Berlin’s Panorama section in February.

Natalia Smirnoff

Natalia Smirnoff, Lock Charmer

Jeremy Kay talks to the Argentinian director about her Sundance World Cinema Dramatic entry.

SUNDANCE FEATURES

Nick Cave, subject of 20,000 Days on Earth

Sundance UK party

The We are UK Film Party was held at Highwest Distillery on Jan 19 and was co-hosted by the BFC and BFI, with Screen as a media partner.

Sundance 2014: The winter's tale

Sundance’s John Cooper and Trevor Groth celebrate the US and international independent scene ahead of the festival’s 30th anniversary. Jeremy Kay reports.

God Help the Girl

Sundance 2014: Ones to watch

Screen profiles a selection of the hot filmmakers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival