Premiering at the 2015 Raindance Film Festival, this is a long overdue look at the poetic singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones. She came to fame in the 70s most notably with her eponymous album in 1979 and has been making music now for 3 decades.
This documentary introduces us to David Datuna a Georgian born artist who left his native country as a child seeking the freedom to express himself that he felt only America could afford him.
Esra Saydam and Nisan Dag co-wrote and co-directed Across the Sea. They met and trained in the US but they returned to their home country of Turkey to make this, their first feature. They talk about the hurdles they had to overcome and how they got started. Continue reading
Gail Harvey has been working as a director in Canada for 26 years; both in TV and film. She brought her latest low budget feature Looking is the Original Sin to the Raindance Film Festival ahead of its upcoming release. She took a break from promotion to share some of her insider knowledge. Continue reading
The indie film world is traditionally where women can find a place for themselves. A range of grants and funds specifically designed to encourage women to make films both narrative and documentary means more than ever they are making inroads into the indie scene. The 22nd annual Raindance Film Festival was the perfect place to catch up with some female filmmakers from around the world at different places in their careers. Continue reading