Once upon a time I lived in a world free from the knowledge of that addictive thing known as 'independent film'. Then one night I stumbled upon Portishead's To Kill a Dead Man on Channel 4's late night short film showcase The Shooting Gallery and fell in love with these miniature narratives. Years later, a lone trip to see Vincent Gallo's Buffalo 66 had me in awe and addicted to the notion that directors were free to make their own rules when it came to filmmaking.
Since those early days I've steeped myself in film - working as Features Editor of Showreel magazine, Editor of Shooting People’s Filmmakers Bulletin and Editor in Chief of Directors Notes since 2006. It's never been enough for me to just watch great work; a good film has to be shared, dissected and discussed. It's a compulsion I’m pleased to be able to share here on No Film School.