RP Weekly Edit

RP Weekly Edit

In this weeks edit read about Ava Duvernay's Emmy wins, Patti Jenkins directing Wonder Woman 2 and Priyanka Chopra's plans to increase opportunities for women in film, plus our film of the week IT! (NOTE: No clown pictures are shown in this feature.)

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Female Directors Season: Aurora Fearnley

Female Directors Season: Aurora Fearnley

The final installment in our female directors season of interviews is the talented Science Fiction focused director Aurora Fearnley. She talks to us about her upcoming projects Pulsar and Tipping Point, while discussing the challenges of being a female director in the industry and balancing the dual role of a director/actress.

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Female Directors Season: Claire Leona Apps

Female Directors Season: Claire Leona Apps

Claire Leona Appas has been working in the film industry for over a decade. Her debut feature 'And Then I Was French' has been described as 'a kooky, genre-twisting commercial thriller with a surrealist tilt'. Here she talks about the progress of moving from short films to features and finding your way in the industry.

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Female Directors Season: Nour Wazzi

Female Directors Season: Nour Wazzi

As a part of our female directors interview season, we spoke with the great Nour Wazzi, a Lebanese filmmaker who founded Panacea Productions in 2008, about her experiences in filmmaking. In the span of thirteen years, she worked with names like Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Earl Cameron and Oscar nominee Ari Folman. It's no surprise that Wazzi appeared as a future star on BBC's talent hotlist!

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Female Directors Season: Laura Hypponen

Female Directors Season: Laura Hypponen

For the latest part of our female directors interview series, we are with London based filmmaker Laura Hypponen, who is also the founder of Electric Blue Films. Hypponen's debut feature Live East Die Young (2012) was nominated Best UK Feature at Raindance and Golden Hitchcock at Dinard. She talks to us about changes in the industry and crowdfunding.

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