March 11, 2016

Krzysztof Zanussi: Master of European non commercial films

Krzysztof Zanussi was born in Warsaw before the outbreak of war on 17.7.1939. In 1955 he started to learn physics at Warsaw university since he didn´t believe that culture can be free in Poland of mid 50´s. After four years…
March 2, 2016

Pancho Kohner: Film producing is not an easy job

Kohner is household surname in Hollywood since early 40´s. At that time a Jew born in Czech town Teplitz named Paul Kohner came here with his wife, Mexican actress called Lupita Tovar - He established an agency and his clients…
February 16, 2016

Theodor Pištěk: One has to be born with fantasy

Theodor Pištěk is the man of many talents.Painter by trade, but also respected film designer and car driver.One doesn´t get a chance to make interview with him every day.So when we realized he was honourable president of film comittee at…
February 3, 2016

David Frankham: I was at right time at the right place

English actor David Frankham shows that one should follow his dreams. He did something that is impossible these days. In 1955 he decided to go to Hollywood to become and actor without actually having any acting experience and without knowing…
January 26, 2016

Jonathan David Dixon: I take acting very seriously and I am constantly studying other actors

Jonathan David Dixon is versatile actor working at Santa Fé. We got in touch via Hollywood actor David Frankham and after becoming penpals we found enough courage to ask Jonathan bunch of questions to suss out how hard job the…
January 18, 2016

Lupita Tovar, I had very adventurous and romantic life

Lupita Tovar is one of the few remaining actresses from silent movies era still alive. Born 1910 in Mexico, she played in 35 movies between 1929 -1945. Her son Pancho Kohner, Hollywood producer helped us with interview.
January 6, 2016

Filmmaking is the ultimate artistic collaboration, Jesse James Miller

Jesse James Miller is young filmmaker from Vancouver.Canada.He does almost everything at his films and so far you can find his name under documentary Uganda Rising or under films Corked, Rabbit,The Seamstress or Redwood. We met him at Zlín festival…
December 28, 2015

Philippe Muyl: Every new film is the first one, for each of them, I need to fight very strongly

French director Philippe Muyl is the prototype of independent film maker.At the age of 15 he started studying graphic art.Then worked as an artistic director for few years. His experience helped him in next position as head of advertising for…
December 22, 2015

Scott Rosenbaum: Story is the key factor

Young American director Scott Rosenbaum belongs to those artists who try to go their own way in quest to make a movie without being dependant on big studio. He wants to be independent and have everything under control. He hails…
November 25, 2015

Hollywood without a make-up? Ilona Herman

Make up artist belongs to film as any other profession. Meeting someone who does that is always interesting and to meet someone who is personal make up artist for top Hollywood actors like Roberto De Niro, Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage…
October 28, 2015

Tomy Wigand - If I can´t put my heart and soul into film, I won´t make it

Tomy Wigand is German film director.He started with TV- Commericals and was awarded Bronze Lion at Cannes 1990.He worked mainly for TV.In 2000 his feature film, comedy “Soccer rules” won many German accolades as did his following project “The Flying…
October 6, 2015

Jack Gold: Independence is freedom to execute in personal style

 Jack Gold is British film and television director. He was born on 28. 6. 1930. After leaving University College London he began his career on BBC program „Tonight“. Later on he became a freelance filmmaker and also made dramas as…
September 8, 2015

Slobodanka Radun-Everyday´s life is never ending inspiration

On autumn festival Cinema Open 2014 debut making director Slobodanka Radum showed in preview her film MY2.This welcome guest was unknown figure for us so we of couse asked her for interview. Answers came within two weeks despite her having…
August 14, 2015

Petr Jákl sr.-In Czech film industry the job of film producer is adrenalin sport with great danger of going completely bust

Petr Jákl sr. can say that everything he touched turned into gold.He was succesfull student, graduated on two universities.He represented Czechoslovakia in judo, was Academic Europan Champion in 1964, got bronze medal on Academic World Championship.On Olympic Games in 1972…
August 11, 2015

Petr Sís - To write a good book and make a good film is very very hard

World wide known writer, illustrator and director of animated film Pet Sís, who has been living in New York for past 3 decades looks more like a rocker then book writer.Although we met each other at Zlín film festival for…
June 30, 2015

Paul Weitz: I like writing and directing equally

Director, screenwriter, actor and producer Paul Weitz was born on 19.11.1969. He is 4 years older to his  brother Chris.He grew up in New York Ciry, attended The Allen-Stevenson School and graduated from Westeyan University. It was here where he…
June 22, 2015

Problem for independent films in India is market

We all know that Indian film industry is one of the biggest film producing countries in the world and it produces more than 1200 feature films every year in more than 19 regional languages in India. It is also popularly…
June 8, 2015

Miroslav Janek: I don´t regret refusal to Film academy, life offered me other adventures

Independent movie in Czech republic? Utopia or direction of all credible filmmakers who can surpass true professional units with their results and effort..Our idol on the way in that direction can be Miroslav Janek, who got award „Český lev“ for…
May 21, 2015

Petr Jarchovský - Screenplay arises whole life

Petr Jarchovský was born on 6.10.1966 in Prague.He belongs to our most successfull screenplay writers and he wrote topics for very successfull movies such as “ Šakalí léta”, “ Pelíšky”, “ Musíme si pomáhat”, “ Želary”, “ Horem pádem”, “…
May 12, 2015

Alan Rickman: Freedom and selfcontrol are both sides of the same coin

English actor Alan Rickman came as a guest to FebioFest to promote his latest film „ A little chaos“ which he directed.He is mostly known for his role in „Die Hard I“, „ Love actually: „Rasputin“ or „Harry Potter“. He…
May 5, 2015

John Madden - Film is brutal industry, no one owes you a living

 Another star guest of FebioFest was English director John Madden who brought here his current movie “Second Exotic Marigold Hotel”.He started his career in theatre and in independent  film and got Academy Award for his movie “ Shakespeare in love”.So…
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