We first came across the work of Spanish filmmaker Chema García Ibarra at the Berlinale 2013, where his short film Misterio was screened as a part of the Berlinale Shorts programme. As one of 28 films, Misterio was definitely a standout. Chema has a strong style with a penchant for outer space, middle-aged women and awkward heroes.
Odd is a short film project by a group of Goldsmiths MA Filmmaking graduates, including Smalls member and producer Paula Gómez de Cadiñanos. After a rigorous crowdfunding campaign, the team are now embarking on the festival circuit and we're expecting great things from this little film. We interviewed Paula on the creative process, her crowdfunding strategy and plans for the future.
In The Margold Project - the kick ass music video brief currently open in The Smalls Pitch Room - all participating filmmakers receive access to a virtual toolkit of resources, including performance footage of Southbound Drive filmed in the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) house. With that fresh in our minds, we can't help but think of creepy stuff - like scary movie masks. So which are our favorites?