João Viana - Cinema itself is not sufficient

João Viana at Berlinale 2018 (© Daniel Pook / Short Talks)
While presenting his short film Madness in Berlin, director João Viana brings his multiple personas to our very crazy interview shot right in the middle of a busy cinema, shortly before his movie was screened at that very same multiplex.

Warwick Thornton - Sometimes we just need to get lost

Warwick Thornton at Sundance Film Festival 2018 / Photo: © Daniel Pook (2018)“Have some fuckin' concrete and harden up.” - Director Warwick Thornton's Australian western Sweet Country is all about depicting the 1920's Northern Territory frontier as tough and unforgiving as it was - especially so for Aboriginals who were generally suppressed by white men.

Nathaniel Kahn - We need to listen to art

Nathaniel Kahn at Sundance Film Festival 2018 - @ Daniel Pook / Short Talks
“It’s this dialogue, that art wants, that we need to listen to.” - In our interview from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Nathaniel Kahn elaborates on the struggle of being an artist, the value of art, art market mechanisms, and life itself.

Sylvia Schedelbauer - Subliminal & Simultaneous

© Daniel Pook / Short Talks (2018)
The images in Sylvia Schedelbauer's films are there and not there. In our Short Talks interview we learn, that each of her movies uses flicker as an experimental technique for a different reason.

João Salaviza - Moviegoers aren't just clients

© Daniel Pook / Short Talks 2017 João Salaviza has not only won the Golden Bear for "Rafa", his movies regularly make it into the selection of the Berlinale Shorts. Just recently he returned with "Russa" last February and attended the competition with "High City of Bones" in 2017.

Nicolás Suárez - Reframing the gaucho culture

© Daniel Pook / Short Talks 2017
"Reframing the image" - The Berlinale Shorts 2017 leitmotif is also a fundamental principle of director Nicolás Suárez' filmmaking process. His movie Centauro takes an unusual angle on the gaucho culture far off from common clichés and glorification.

Victor Toi & Ebby Angel Louis - A tale of two teachers

© Daniel Pook / Short Talks 2017
Vincent Toi came to Haiti as a teacher without the intention of shooting a short film there. This changed when he learned about the origin of the republic and saw similarities to his own Mauritian roots.