The Prolific & Creative Amir Motlagh! – A Discussion About His 20+ Films & Videos, Music, Other Art – & More!

We had a low key, chill, but illuminating discussion with filmmaker, actor, musician Amir Motlagh on Sunday 5/10/20. Many topics were discussed – including living in the Covid19 era, layers being removed from society, his 20 films, and music work. For all things Amir Motlagh visit his website – https://www.amirmotlagh.com/.

From his website – “Amir Motlagh has written and directed 20 titles (+ -), including the feature films THREE WORLDS, MAN, WHALE & RAINBOW SEASON (also a full length LP). He is the recipient of multiple awards (art is not about competition) and is a cross-media artist who makes music under the moniker, Mirs as singer, songwriter and record producer. He frequently collaborates with other artists. He is the founder of ANIMALS.

Partial List of Festival Screenings & Awards include – deadCenter Film Festival, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival, 24fps International Short Film Festival, CiCFF, Iranian Film Festival, DanceswithFilms, Vancouver Asian American Festival, Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival, DeepEllum Film Festilval, Silverlake Film Festival, Microcinema International Independent Exposure Series, Chicago Asian American Film Festival, Taos Shortz Film Festival, Hells Half Mile Film & Music Festival.” Read the rest of the biography here – https://www.amirmotlagh.com/biography

Check out https://www.amirmotlagh.com/ for updates on new projects.

Interview copyright 2020 NYC Fantastic blog/Sujewa Ekanayake

Coming in May & June – Ian Simmons, Bryan Edwad Hill, Art Shrian Tiwari, Melanie Addington – New Interviews!

New interviews with a film critic, a writer, an actor, and an executive director of a film festival – coming to this site during rest of May and in early June.

Dan Mirvish – On making 18 1/2 and other movies, directing Taye Diggs, Julia Stiles, starting Slamdance – and more!

A discussion with indie filmmaker Dan Mirvish – about life during Covid-19 days, and the making and distribution of his movies. Dan has directed 18 1/2, Bernard and Huey, Between Us, Omaha (the movie), Open House and other projects – more here – https://www.danmirvish.com/

From his website – “Dan Mirvish is a director, screenwriter, producer and author. He’s just finished the award-winning, critically-acclaimed feature Bernard and Huey, scripted by Oscar/Pulitzer-winner Jules Feiffer, and starring Oscar-winner Jim Rash and David Koechner which screened in over 30 film festivals on 5 continents and had a 20-city theatrical release by Freestyle Releasing/Entertainment Studios in the US, and has sold to over 49 countries.” Read more here – https://www.danmirvish.com/

And check out Dan’s excellent book The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking – https://www.danmirvish.com/Buy-the-Book

For all things Dan Mirvish, visit his website and get inspired! – https://www.danmirvish.com/

Interview copyright 2020 NYC Fantastic blog/Sujewa Ekanayake

4 Films By Sujewa

Here are 4 films by Sujewa Ekanayake. Several others are not available on VOD yet – Fresh Coffee, Wild Diner, 17 DC Poets, Brooklyn Fantastic (currently being edited), Agnes The Alien – those may become available on VOD in the future.

Goodbye to Language

We have a discussion coming later in May about Godard’s film Goodbye to Language.

In the meantime, here is the director on the movie:

Coming 5/9 Weekend

We have an interview scheduled with filmmaker Dan Mirvish.

We also have another interview scheduled with filmmaker Amir Motlagh.

should be fun and informative discussions. Will post up interviews when they are completed.

Brandon David Wilson interview

Filmmaker Brandon David Wilson interview – On Covid19, Sepulveda movie, the future, growing up in LA

On 5/2/20 the guest on Sujewa’s Single Take, No Edits Interview Show! for NYC Fantastic blog was Brandon David Wilson – LA based filmmaker and film teacher. Check out Brandon’s excellent second feature Sepulveda here – https://vimeo.com/280865483

From Sepulveda site – “In 2016, BDW debuted his second feature film, this time co-directed with his wife Jena English (who also shot the film in 1080p HD), Sepulveda at the 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. Filmed without a screenplay, Sepulveda stars non-professional actors playing versions of themselves on a road trip down the longest street in Southern California. Sepulveda screened at the Silicon Beach Film Festival and the Culver City Film Festival where it won awards for its ensemble cast and a special achievement award.

BDW lives with his family and his Blu-Ray player in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He is currently plotting projects, teaching film, and tweeting.”

Read the rest of BDW’s bio at the site, on About Us page – http://sepulvedathemovie.com/

UPDATE 5/6/20 – This interview coming later this week to Vimeo.

Interview Copyright 2020 NYC Fantastic blog/Sujewa Ekanayake