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Gold Coast Film Festival p1

READERSVOICE.COM aims to collect a few interesting reading tips. This issue features directors, actors, writers and others at the recent Gold Coast Film Festival...

Gold Coast Film Festival p2

Gold Coast Film Festival reading tips...

Gold Coast Film Festival p3

Some favorite books of film makers at the Gold Coast Film Festival...

Brendan Cleaves p1

READERSVOICE.COM aims to collect a few interesting reading tips. The premise for the seven and a half minute comedy film Roger, is tight and to the point. Stephen (played by comedian and actor Seann Walsh) arrives home after six months in Mongolia, to discover his best friend Roy (John Bradley) has replaced him with a ventriloquist's dummy called Roger. I asked Brendan Cleaves, director and co-writer with Stuart Foreman, about his comedy short film.

Brendan Cleaves p2

The director of short comedy film Roger, Brendan Cleaves, co-written with Stuart Foreman, mentions an interesting book on writing character arcs in stories...

Brendan Cleaves p3

The co-writer and director of short comedy film Roger, Brendan Cleaves, talks about a new script, Sam and Doug...

Tom Kouris and Hani Dombe p1

Hani Dombe and Tom Kouris create stop motion animation for short films, music videos and tv commercials in Tel Aviv. Their work has appeared at the Hiroshima Animation Festival, Stop Motion de Montreal, the Mosaic Film Festival in Michigan, and many other festivals around the world. Their 10-minute short film Lili features a woman who clings to her childhood and fights a sandstorm that threatens to take it away. The film features an amazingly realistic set of a house in a desert near the sea, with sand and wind, washing on the line, and other evocative details. This issue features an insight into the making of some of their short films, which is a very detailed process. They also mention some of their favourite books.

Tom Kouris and Hani Dombe p2

Stop-motion animators Tom Kouris and Hani Dombe talk about the writing of Fading Notes, a touching story about the lost dreams of youth...

Tom Kouris and Hani Dombe p3

Tom Kouris and Hani Dombe talk about making the detailed interiors for their short films Fading Notes and Bore...

KRISTOFER MADDIGAN p1

READERSVOICE.COM aims to collect a few interesting reading tips. At one stage, Kristofer Maddigan read a lot of biographies of jazz and swing musicians of the 1920s to ‘40s. He was immersing himself in the music of the time, so he could come up with some authentic sounding jazz and swing tunes for the Cuphead soundtrack. Cuphead is a computer game which used 1920s and ‘30s style animation. In this interview, Kris Maddigan lists many of the biographies and other books he read about the jazz and swing era. He also lists some of his other favorite books of all time.