Anthony Montes - Pushing Daisies

Anthony Montes - Photo: Daniel Pook / Short Talks 2015
One might find it inspiring and daunting to watch someone throw his or her entire life behind the pursuit of a dream. We have chosen this lifestyle out of a necessity. An obsession that requires lots of sacrifices, but does not let us compromise. We do it, because we love it and we cannot live without it.

Erin Vassilopoulos - Tuning into the same station

Erin Vassilopoulos & Mia Cioffi Henry / Short Talks 2015 / Photo: Daniel Pook
Superior is a story about twin sisters so we only felt it's appropriate to gather not less than two female filmmakers for our interview about the Berlinale short.

Joanna Arnow - The danger of having a date

Eleanore Pienta, Joanna Arnow, Keith Poulson / Photo: Daniel Pook /
Joanna Arnow, Keith Poulson and Eleanore Pienta have proven on-screen chemistry in their Silver Bear winning short film "Bad at Dancing". So inviting them to sit on a coach in the middle of a mall in Berlin was sort of a no-brainer.

Momoko Seto - Microcosm turned Macrocosm

Momoko Seto, Berlinale 2015 - Foto: Daniel Pook /
Planet Z was the first of Momoko Seto's creations that introduced us to an entire world of microcosm turned macrocosm. That was 2011 - and now she's back at Berlinale with her follow-up movie Planet Σ.

Jennifer Reeder - Slow and steady wins the race

Jennifer Reeder / Berlinale 2015 / Foto: Daniel Pook -
Ever since she picked up her first camera, Jennifer Reeder has directed more than 44 films... and counting. On top of that she still finds the time to be an art teacher who's perspective on what art actually is has shifted over the years, as we learned in our Short Talks interview at Berlinale 2015.  

David Muñoz - We're all searching for a narrative

David Muñoz / Berlinale 2015 / Foto: Daniel Pook
Most of the time we see footage of refugee camps it's tied to news media's narrative. For his short film El Juego del Escondite director David Muñoz has choosen a different take on showing us life in a place like this.

Marc Johnson - Bees, Art and Octopus

Marc Johnson / Anne-Marie Melster (Copyright Daniel Pook / short film YúYú shows man, nature and a lot of bees. It's fitting in its way, that our conversation with director Marc Johnson and producer Anne-Marie Melster winded up to end on memories about an octopus and microcosm.