Studio Interview: East End Film Festival
Pearl Wise speaks to Andrew Simpson, founder and curator of the East End Film Festival about this year’s programme, Mark Gillis director of his feature debut Sink, and photographer Mitra Tabrizian director of her feature debut Golham.
This month Pearl Wise, Jonny Virgo and new recruit Sasha Edye-Lindner are joined by East London University’s creative writing organisation CityLife Stories and this year’s winner of their short story prize, The East End Film Festival take over en masse with curator Andrew Simpson, Gholam director Mitra Tabrizian and Sink director Mark Gillis, Jonny digs deep at the Archaeology of Crossrail exhibition at Museum of Docklands and Sasha meets a women’s football team putting Hackney on the map.
Director Sarah Warren talks about how she managed to write, act and direct MLE (My Little Eye), a film that’s being screened at the East End Film Festival at the moment. Also Producer Paul Benun joined the interview and they both spoke about the project funded by 200 kick starters and how she even got her mum to play a role in the film.