London East Asian Film Festival 2018 - I've Got A Little Problem

During his brief, bright lifetime, poet and photographer Ren Hang faced constant criticism and censorship. Deemed consistently obscene in China, his work was torn from galleries and saw him facing arrest; and even when accepted, it was rarely met with the celebration it deserved. It is impossible to know what…

London East Asian Film Festival 2018 - A Land Imagined

“I remember when this was all sea, 30 years ago,” says Detective Lok (Peter Yu) in the first line of Yeo Siew Hua’s Locarno Festival Golden Leopard winning film A Land Imagined - a musing that sets the tone for the film to follow. “It is nothing but reclaimed…

Feature - Phased Return

“I’m a bit suspicious of people who go on about words all the time,” says musician-poet-multihyphenate Supreme Vagabond Craftsman (SVC), delivering snippets of spoken word in a droll monotone over a soundtrack of improvised synth and distorted cassettes, free ranging squeaks and squarks mixing over a scratchy fuzz of…

ISLAND (2017, Steven Eastwood)

"Time is a peculiar thing. It’s just a way of chopping up a period so that we know where we are, and when we are,” muses Alan, one of the four individuals facing end-of-life situations in Steven Eastwood’s Island, a documentary that sensitively, empathetically, and concentratedly examines…

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 - Interview - Sandi Tan

"What does it mean to pour all of yourself into something, only to lose it? Detective documentary Shirkers examines the mysterious legacy of a missing film of the same title. Having found the footage from the original film more than twenty five years after its making and shaped a…

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 - Interview - Scott Barley

Scott Barley is an artist and filmmaker from Newport, South Wales. This interview took place over email, after his first feature film Sleep Has Her House played at Sheffield Doc/Fest and before it screens at London's Deptford Cinema. Can you describe your early experiences with filmmaking, and the development…