First Person

Story of a Scene: David Lowery on A Ghost Story

By Manuela Lazic

The writer/director reveals how he convinced Rooney Mara to eat a pie for his haunting drama.

The story of Kuso, by Flying Lotus

By Gabriela Helfet

We met the musician-turned-movie director to talk Twitter, George Clinton and his sick cine-opus.

Riley Keough on why she loves working on independent movies

By Charles Bramesco

The American star discusses her role in the claustrophobic thriller It Comes at Night.

How to measure success in movies, with Lawrence Turman

By David Jenkins

The veteran producer behind The Graduate and The Thing dispenses some sage advice.

Lizzie Borden reflects on her vital feminist sci-fi Born in Flames

By Katherine McLaughlin

The American director discusses the issues at the heart of her newly remastered 1983 film.

How digital killed the video star

By Ian Gilchrist

Author and director Jon Spira discusses the lost joys of the local video rental store.

How I wrote My Life as a Courgette, by Céline Sciamma

By David Jenkins

The screenwriter behind this Oscar-nominated animation talks through the intricacies of her working process.

An SFX masterclass with Wonder Woman’s Paul McGuinness

By Caroline Stacey

The special effects whizz discusses crafting Wonder Woman’s shield and exploding Paddington’s oven.

How to run a successful independent film company

By Anton Bitel

Jason Blum, producer of The Purge, Insidious and Get Out, offers valuable insight into low-budget movie making.

Hope Dickson Leach on the positive impact having children has had on her career

By Elena Lazic

The Levelling director speaks openly about the challenges of making work as a young mother.

Kleber Mendonça Filho: ‘John Carpenter is always a reference point for me’

By David Jenkins

The brilliant Brazilian director of Aquarius talks about why he keeps coming back to Assault on Precinct 13.

Kelly Reichardt on how she got to Kristen Stewart

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The writer/director reveals how she landed the Hollywood megastar for her new film Certain Women.

Chad Stahelski’s five-point guide to shooting great action sequences

By Adam Woodward

The John Wick: Chapter 2 director and onetime stunt double reveals some of the secrets of his craft.

Mike Mills: ‘Filmmaking isn’t therapy for me, I don’t cry on set’

By David Jenkins

The director of 20th Century Women discusses his personalised cine-poem written to his late mother.

How to write a documentary, with the director of Kate Plays Christine

By David Jenkins

Director Robert Greene explains why he won a documentary writing prize at Sundance.

The Greatest: Antoine Fuqua on Denzel Washington

By Adam Woodward

The Magnificent Seven director offers a unique first-hand take on the acting heavyweight’s enduring appeal.

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