Part 2 of our in-depth chat with filmmaker Clare Anyiam-Osigwe and the British Urban Film Festival director Emmanuel Anyian-Osigwe.
They talk being a female filmmaker, making their new indie film No Shade, written and directed by Clare and produced by Emmanuel under the Buff Originals banner.
Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Food For Thought) sit down at Just Voices Studio to chat with them about No Shade, Windrush, Colorism and getting into the British Urban Film Festival (BUFF)
Part 1 How to make a career as a female filmmaker, Colourism in films, Being a Black Filmmaker, setting up BUFF Originals and making indie film No Shade with Clare and Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe who sit down with Giles Alderson (The Dare) and Dan Richardson (Retribution) to chat highs and lows of making indie films, Tough starts and having to fight to be what you want to be.
The British Urban Film Festival (BUFF) was formed in July 2005 to showcase urbanindependentcinema in the absence of any such state-sponsored activity in the UK.
Supported by filmmakers and British actors, the organisation was set up by Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe and established as BUFF Enterprises Ltd.
Clare Anyiam-Osigwe : Writer, director and co-star of Romantic Drama ‘No Shade’ Feature Film. Director of ‘Windrush Stories’ short documentary released June 9 2018, Proud recipient of B.E.M, Queens honours list 2017
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How to make brilliant indie film ‘Monday’ whilst being on Robert Rodriguez’s TV show Rebel Without A Crew.
Alejandro Montoya Marin chats to Giles Alderson (The Dare) about how it all happened and how he turned his short into a feature film that premiered at SXSW.
He talks worked with Robert Rodgriguez, making and writing indiefilms and making a feature film under extreme conditions.
Alejandro Montoya Marin was born in Laredo Texas and raised in Mexico (Merida and Monterrey). Since a very young age, he has been interested in film.
Alejandro went to school for marketing and then attended Vancouver Film School in Canada where he specialized in Directing. He later moved to Albuquerque to join the growing film industry.
His narrative work includes: Intrepido (2009), The Princess and the Musician (2013), The Joneses (2014), Low/Fi (2015), Monday (2016), and Leslie (2017). His films have screened in numerous film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, Raindance, The Napa Valley Film Festival, Hollyshorts, and many more.
In addition to narrative film, Alejandro also has an intense love for music and has directed many music vídeos. He has directed for Sleigh Bells, Chikita Violenta, Motopony, Grimlin, and Stem Ivory.
Most recently, Alejandro appeared on the El Rey Network-produced documentary show, REBEL WITHOUT A CREW: THE SERIES. With a budget of only $7000 and 14 days of shooting time, Alejandro was able to adapt his award-winning short film, MONDAY, into a feature film. The movie premiered at special screening during the 2018 SXSW FESTIVAL and most recently was screened to a sold-out audience at the SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. The film is currently on the film festival circuit and continues to pile up rave reviews.
Alejandro is now currently working on both his second and third feature film projects.
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Actor and comedian Daniel O’Reilly AKA Dapper Laughs sets the record straight about his controversial past, how he made his name on social media and how he wrote and starred in his first feature film Fanged Up.
He talks about his love for musicals, his first performance in fishnet tights and being a family entertainer before he became his famous alter ego Dapper Laughs.
He talks about the controversy that surrounded him and tells the story of what happened with the media and how he rose up again and wrote Fanged Up and helped get the indie film made.
He discusses acting, working with director CJ, emotional scenes and gives great advice to inspiring up and comers.