INTERVIEW: Theodore Schaefer on “Giving Birth to a Butterfly”
After a decade of working his way up through the indie film ranks, writer-director-producer Theodore Schaefer at last sees the debut of his highly distinctive …
INTERVIEW: Johannes Grenzfurthner on “Razzennest”
Rogue artist, raconteur and cocktail roboticist Johannes Grenzfurthner is a Viennese Renaissance man whose obsessively detailed and cleverly unhinged films infiltrated some of North America’s more fun-oriented film festivals during the pandemic. His latest, RAZZENNEST, is now streaming exclusively on Fandor.
INTERVIEW: Stéphane Lafleur on “Viking”
The director of VIKING talks about life on his cinematic faux Mars, his lifelong love of science fiction movies, and his absurd astronaut comedy’s underlying question, “How do we live together with the least pain possible?”
INTERVIEW: Mickey Reece on “Country Gold”
Keyframe chats with Mickey Reece, “the Fassbinder of Oklahoma City,” about his new fantasy music comedy COUNTRY GOLD. Reece reflects on his casual origins as a creative artist, how used DVDs became his film school, and the joys of working with hometown actors.
INTERVIEW: Pete Ohs on “Jethica”
Beyond a doubt one of the year’s most original indie films—DIY or otherwise—the offbeat thriller-slash-supernatural-comedy-of-sorts Jethica savvily snatches the rug out from under all kinds …
INTERVIEW: Alex Phillips on “All Jacked Up and Full of Worms”
Like some punk-rock answer to CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, the sex, drug and body horror revels of a back-alley cabal of hallucinogenic worm-eaters in ALL JACKED UP AND FULL OF WORMS conjure a bizarre underground culture literally exploding with transgressive hijinks. Keyframe recently met Phillips for a brief Zoom chat to get wormy and weird.
INTERVIEW: Justin Zuckerman & Isadora Leiva on “Yelling Fire in an Empty Theater”
As its title implies, Yelling Fire in an Empty Theater captures the drama, chaos and compass-spinning search for purpose that consumes the life of its …
INTERVIEW: Oscilloscope Laboratories at 15
Founded in 2008 by Beastie Boy (and inveterate prankster) Adam “MCA” Yauch, Oscilloscope Labs has extended the legacy of the boisterous New York hip-hop crew …
INTERVIEW: Shane Brady on “Breathing Happy”
BREATHING HAPPY writer-director-star spoke with Keyframe about the unusual way he financed his trippy Christmastime addiction drama, how he draws on intense physical trauma from his youth in creating Dylan’s story, and happy accidents.
INTERVIEW: Joseph Sackett on “Homebody”
Now streaming exclusively on Fandor, the genderqueer body-swap comedy HOMEBODY is the debut feature from writer-director Joseph Sackett, who took inspiration from his own childhood fantasies, applying a personal touch that is at once tenderly observant of its young protagonist’s imaginative landscape and alert to all the manic possibilities suggested by the premise.