Danish Filmmaker Mads Matthiesen on His Second Feature ‘The Model’

Danish filmmaker Mads Matthiesen is a new voice who has quickly emerged as an international filmmaker on the rise. After making several shorts which can best be described as intimate character studies, his two short films Cathrine and Dennis proved to be his breakouts. Dennis ultimately resulted in his feature film debut Teddy Bear, focused…

Interview with the Cast and Filmmaker of ‘Rebirth” (Tribeca Film Festival)

Interviewed by Lesley Coffin This year multiple independent films have been arriving for audiences via Netflix straight from festivals, such as The Fundamentals of Caring and the upcoming Tallulah. One of these original films premiering on the streaming service is Rebirth, written and directed by Karl Mueller’s as his follow up to his divisive horror film…

Interview: Writer-Director Zach Treitz on ‘Men Go To Battle’

Interviewed by Lesley Coffin The new film Men Go to Battle is one of the rarest films to emerge from the indie world. A rambling and somewhat direction list character drama about two dimwitted Kentucky brothers, the movie is also a period film set in the time of the Civil War. Written (with costar Kate Lyn…

Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Johnny Simmons Comes of Age

Interviewed by Lesley Coffin *This piece has been pulled from two separate interviews with Simmons Johnny Simmons was already of age when he made his acting debut a decade ago in the series Numb3rs and feature film Evan Almighty. Since beginning his acting career the Alabama native has made a career out of playing boys…

Interview with ‘Cold in July’ Writer / Director Jim Mickle

Interviewed by Lesley Coffin The interview was previously published in 2014, during the theatrical release of Cold in July If you happened to love last year’s creepy yet beautiful horror film We Are What We Are, you are certainly looking forward to writer/director Jim Mickle’s follow-up. But rather than make another horror film, Mickle went…

Interview: ‘Snowpiercer’ Co-Writer Kelly Masterson

Interviewed by Lesley Coffin The interview was previously published in 2014, during the theatrical release of Snowpiercer After years working as a playwright with a day job, Kelly Masterson found his first film, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead directed by legendary director Sidney Lumet (the Oscar winner’s final film) and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman,…

Interview: Actor Ben Mendelsohn (2014)

Interview by Lesley Coffin The interview was previously published in 2014, during the US theatrical release of Starred Up Last December, the gritty prison film Starred Up led nominations at the British Independent Awards but only claimed one honor. That trophy was taken by Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn for his performance as Neville, a prisoner and absentee father of…