“His last breath was an inhale,” was a line Ms. Judith Jamison so eloquently shared of her recollection of the last moment she had with him. “We are his exhale,” and this documentary was a continuation of the flow of his efforts, blowing life into our steps, into each new day.
Khumalo’s narratively efficient script explores the destructive roles that capitalism and religion play in the life of the female protagonist and her efforts to survive the fallout. The story attempts to balance the themes of poverty and despair versus hope and resilience but the latter is in short supply. A single frame depicts both the cinematic movement of wind blowing through the luscious cane fields and the sound of Fiona’s cries masked by her blade hacking over the crop.
‘Passing’ is the captivating feature-length directorial debut from writer/director Rebecca Hall about the struggles of identity and aspiration…. Compelling and thought-provoking, ‘Passing’ ultimately casts a powerful gaze on colorism, classism, family, marriage, and love.
Bridget Stokes, director of the feature film BOY GENIUS, returns to the podcast to talk about how her latest film came to fruition. They discuss what its like to make a family friendly film, choosing the right title for your film and how to make the magic (realism) happen.
The filmmaking team Mary Harron and Guinevere Turner that brought us American Psycho joins Marquette to talk about their latest film collaboration as the writer and director of CHARLIE SAYS. They discuss their short hand as collaborators and how they were able to capture a pivotal moment in the film.
Alexandra Cuerdo, director of the documentary ULAM: Main Dish, joins Marquette. They discuss Alexandra’s mission to raise awareness about Filipino culture through food and how to get your new documentary idea off the ground.
Tchaiko Omawale , producer, writer and director of her debut feature film SOLACE, joins Marquette to discuss Tchaiko’s 15-year filmmaking journey of making this personal film about overcoming eating disorders and self-harm, how to gain actors’ trust as a first time director, and what it was like to work with veteran actors Lynn Whitfield and Glynn Turman.
Tonja Renee Stidhum, Los Angeles-based writer and director of the WINGCHICK webseries, joins Marquette. They discuss what it means to be the eternal wingchick in relationships, the value of writing groups, and what Tonja learned from giving crowdfunding a second chance.
Tomeka Winborne, writer & director of the foster care awareness short film AGED OUT, talks about her networking strategies and the importance of being willing to volunteer when starting out in the entertainment industry, what to negotiate in advance when working for clients, and her upcoming move to Los Angeles.
Anne Hu, writer & director of the daring short film CAKE discusses her brave choice to cast herself as the film’s sex robot, her work as a senior producer & editor for some of HBO’s top shows including Game of Thrones and Deuces, and the ladies’ mutual love for Ohio.