Mark Drake is a highly versatile actor whose extensive experience of playing a broad range of roles for film, television and theatre is impressive. Mark latest achievements include Game of Thrones, Love & Other Chairs (short), Night Bus (feature), Two Days In The Smoke (feature), The Water’s Edge and many more interesting productions. He always […]

Marijn Poels is a documentary and independent filmmaker, who stole my heart with his extraordinary film stories. He focuses on making reports and films worldwide for organisations, governments and educational films concentrated on human rights. Apart from being a filmmaker he is also a writer and photographer. Poels’ film style is characterised by real-life recordings, […]

  Ruud Lenssen is an independent documentary filmmaker. His films focus on socially relevant topics. In 2010 Lenssen graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam with a BA in Audiovisual Design. His graduation film ‘Kathem & Chris’, a short documentary about the friendship between former asylum seeker Kathem and the local villager Chris in the Limburg village […]

José Tadeu V. Bijos was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but he’s had an on-going on and off love affair with California for the past 3 years. He spends a lot of his time looking up facts about his favourite musicians (did you know that John Lennon and Paul McCartney only played […]

The beginning of April was very a exciting time for us here at VOTA. Roxy and I had a chance to help out as volunteers at the Let’s All Be Free Film Festival, a new and independent event which took place from the 5th to 7th of April 2013 at the Brunei Gallery in Russell […]

“WE HAVE THIS RESPONSIBILITY FOR BEING PART OF THE GOOD IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH GOING WRONG” – Tariq Nasir  LET’S ALL BE FREE FILM FESTIVAL 5TH APRIL – 7TH APRIL 2013 Tariq Nasir, was born in the United States to an American mother and Palestinian father. Tariq lived in Palestine until […]

I have always found crowdfunding campaigns very exciting and interesting. One day I was surfing twitterland and I found a very appealing one, called ‘Three Days’. I got so excited about it that I decided to support the project immediately after it launched its campaign on indiegogo. I also decided to try and interview the […]

I have to say that British filmmaker Alnoor Dewshi (77 Beds, Spiritual Rampage, Jomeo&Ruliet) kind of grew on me. His recent project, made for Prospero World, called Building, is a fascinating documentary about 1960- era apartment complex, located in Phnom Penh in Cambodia. The iconic place houses around 3,000 inhabitants. And it is home to […]

September is our favourite month of the year and you are probably wondering why, it is the time when the British Film Institute announces the London Film Festival Programme. This is slightly different as the BFI has made a few changes to the festival. There is a new Festival Director and BFI Head of Exhibition: […]

Gilbert Adler,Producer ‘Superman Returns’,’Valkyrie’ once said:”Vicki’s a great director, drawing superb performances from her actors- a real talent to watch”.And sure she is a very talented young filmmaker.Her shorts won critical acclaim at international film festivals including prestigious Channel 4- 4 Talent Award in 2007 for the Best Filmmaker.I was very happy when Vicki Psarias […]