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Guest posts & Interviews

The Smalls was honoured to partner with Sheffield Doc/Fest for the twentieth anniversay of this incredible festival. We were included on the judging panel for the Short Doc category and presented the award. For us the winning film encompassed all that makes documentary so special – it made us laugh, introduced us to new ideas and left us a little bit wiser about the world – all in 16 minutes! Congratulations to Joshua Izenberg from Ann Arbor, Michigan, for Slomo, the story of a former doctor set free by a pair of rollerblades.
Filmmaker to Watch | Jorge Tereso (Shave it)
Did you love the trippy colors, vivid animation, and heartfelt adventure of Shave it? You are not alone. This terrific little film has been featured at several festivals, from the Miami Short Film Festival to the San Francisco Film Festival. We’re excited to say that not only is one of its directors, Jorge Tereso, a member of our community but Shave it is also featured on The Smalls. Check out our interview with Jorge here and to discover some lovely behind the scenes footage and materials!
The Marigold Project
Luther van der Watt surprised us all with his entry into The Marigold Project. He is a young filmmaker, who only recently graduated from The Open Window School of Visual Communication and unlike most of our members, who are US or UK based, he lives and works in South Africa. His video has already been seen by more than 7,000 people on The Smalls and has landed him a promo gig with BIC. He shares with us a few of this thoughts on The Marigold Project and what inspired him to create the dreamy, sweet video that won the hearts of Southbound Drive – and everyone else.
We've been closely following the making of short film Geoffrey's Belt, by Smalls filmmakers Renee Tillott and Tom Bacon, in a series of interviews title 'Life of a Short Film'. With 10 locations to secure – including a department store and jewellery store setting – producer Renee Tillot had her work cut out for her. In the third installment of 'Life of a Short Film' shares her team's approach to art direction, casting and arduous job of location scouting!