Interviews, Short Films

INTERVIEW: ‘ViZor’ Director Jack Park

Filmmaker Jack Park is premiering his new short film ViZor on Paus TV on September 3, 2021. ViZor is a thriller set in Leeds with an energising techno soundtrack. JumpCut Online spoke with Jack to discuss being a young filmmaker, navigating the streaming landscape, and…

Road to Oscars, Short Films

ROAD TO OSCARS: The Live Action Shorts (2021)

Perhaps unsurprisingly, four of the five live action short films nominated at the 2021 Oscars revolve around policing or the prison system. After a year of protests for racial justice around the world, these short films seek to further examine the relationship between civilians and…

Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Underplayed’ Composer Kate Simko

Stacey Lee’s documentary Underplayed focuses on women in the electronic music industry and community. Famous DJs Rezz, Alison Wonderland, and more share their stories of struggle and success in a male dominated field. Composer/DJ/Electronic Music Producer Kate Simko channeled her own experiences as a woman…

Documentary, Film Reviews

REVIEW: Underplayed (2021)

The legacy of electronic dance music is built upon ideals of togetherness, inclusion, and joy. For women looking to work as DJs or producers in the industry, these ideals fail to uplift them in practice. Directed by Stacey Lee, the documentary Underplayed focuses on the…

Drama, Film Reviews, Latest

REVIEW: Test Pattern (2021)

Content Warning: Depictions of sexual assault and trauma.  In its first moments, Shatara Michelle Ford’s debut feature Test Pattern gives a glimpse of the drama to come for Renesha (Brittany S. Hall), a young Black woman living in Austin, Texas. She sits on a bed,…