Exclusive: Interview with director D.R Hood

Interview with D.R. HoodD.R Hood’s debut feature film, Wreckers starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy, was met with critical acclaim. For me, Wreckers was a film that clung to me weeks, even months after I watched it; simply put, it was an emotional sucker punch that blindsided me with just how powerful the story was. D.R Hood focused her directorial eye on the fractious nature of human relationships and kept her finger on zoom until watching each scene unfold became unbearable, yet I was unable to look away.

Her latest feature film, Us Among the Stones promises to be a brooding, raw tale about family and the significance of history and place. Movie Metropolis spoke to Dictynna Hood to talk about Us Among the Stones, what it takes to make a feature film and how she creates her characters. Continue reading

Who should and shouldn’t direct Jurassic World 3?

Update (30/03/2018): Who should direct Jurassic World 3It was announced today in a statement released by Universal Pictures that Colin Trevorrow will direct the final instalment in the Jurassic World trilogy. The as yet untitled Jurassic World 3 will be released in the summer blockbuster season of 2021.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom isn’t even in cinemas until June, yet Universal are moving forward with its sequel. Currently titled Jurassic World 3, the film is planned to wrap up the new Jurassic trilogy, ending the story that director Colin Trevorrow dreamt of bringing to the big screen.

Naturally there is no plot, no director and no details of anything to do with the film whatsoever. With a release date scheduled for June 11th 2021, exactly three years after Fallen Kingdom, Universal obviously has very high hopes for this year’s sequel. It remains to be seen whether it can match the record-breaking numbers of its predecessor.

With that in mind, I’ve lined up five directors who I believe could take over from J.A. Bayona and create a fitting ending to this new trilogy and a couple of directors who should stay well clear. Let’s take a look. Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with writer/director Alex Cooper

Alex Cooper B&W headshotForeword by Adam Brannon. If you’ve ever wondered what it would take to get in to the film industry, whether that be acting, directing or even writing your own screenplays, then this is the interview you should read.

In this cutthroat industry, it’s increasingly difficult to get on that bottom rung of the Hollywood ladder.

I spoke to actor and director Alex Cooper about his career in the industry and he shared some top tips on how to breakthrough and get involved in the art of film-making. Read on for the full interview. Continue reading