06 October 2019
Harry Clayton Wright is, in his own words, "an entertainer, performance artist, international mischief maker and internet provocateur". The Iris Blogger spoke to him about 'Deep Clean', the Best British shortlisted film which... you know what? If we say much more, it'll only spoil it. Here's the interview...
02 October 2019
'Two Weeks' began life as a nine-part web series on YouTube and is being screened in a feature length cut as part of this year's Iris Prize LGBT+ Festival. Guest blogger Lucy Smith takes a look at the series and what this format means for queer storytelling.
26 September 2019
'Wonder' is the story of Sammy, an 11-year-old who really doesn't want to go trick-or-treating as Iron Man. The Iris Blogger spoke to its writer and producer, Gabriel Furman (who also appears in the film) and its director Javier Molina about family, community and breakdancing at Bar Mitzvahs.
25 September 2019
I had only been working with the Iris Prize for a week when I was asked to write a blog post about the inaugural Student Showcase. Determined to be the best, most productive, and likeable intern of all time, I settled down at my desk to watch the films and reactivate my uni-drained creative juices.
18 September 2019
'Fikus' is the story of two friends and a pot plant, set against the backdrop of New Year's Eve celebrations in present-day Sarajevo. Its writer and director Andrej Volkashin spoke to the Iris Blogger about the film, his inspirations, and cinema in Bosnia & Herzegovina and his native Macedonia.
14 September 2019
'Outdooring' is a tense drama set within Los Angeles' Ghanaian community. The Iris Blogger spoke to the film's writer-director, Maxwell Addae, about culture, costume and the crime genre.