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 4, 2016

Czech Television breaks laws and discriminates against Czech independent film makers

Since 2011, the CT has been continually breaking the law regulating advertisement broadcasting. Not only are the licence fee payers bothered with advertisement but the millions of viewers can see every day how the big public institution explicitly breaks the…
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…
August 7, 2015

Unitedwalk - a project to support independent film in CR

We already know the past and the present of an indie film in our country and in the USA. But how does the indie film fare in other European countries? In what way is it being created and what support…
July 22, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR VII

With all the previously mentioned aspects it is now necessary to look at the new categorization and hierarchy of Czech cinematography. The basic category needs to be the non-professional film which will overlap all the entrance quality and can also…
July 21, 2015

New adventures of the independent film in CR V

How is the film generally categorized these days? In fact as it is hard to measure the quality of a film, it is impossible to exactly determine a level of its professionalism or how much independent it is, meaning how…
July 21, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR VI

The history of independent film in the USA started after the 1908 with the creation of the Motion Picture Patents Company which held the necessary technological patents needed to create the cinematography products and was a monopoly led by the…
July 4, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR IV

From the evolution of the amateur film into the current times it became apparent that today it is quite unconceptionally defined. The field therefore needs to be adapted to the new social situation, new trends and the understanding of the…