INTERVIEW: Giancarlo Volpe Talks ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’, ‘The Dragon Prince’ and the Lasting Success of Animation

Avatar: The Last Airbender aired its final episode on July 19 2008, and is regarded as one of the best Nickelodeon and children’s’ programs of all time, even winning an Emmy.

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REVIEW: “A thought-provoking examination of toxic masculinity – ‘Hate Crime’ (2017)

“An in-depth study of toxic masculinity that misses opportunities.” What’s the worst thing that could happen to a parent? This is the central question of Hate Crime. The film follows two sets of parents, one who lost their son and the other who is about to. The cause of the tragedy is shown in the…

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INTERVIEW: A Chat with April Washko about ‘Chair Gang’

Chair Gang is a web series set in a hair salon. The first two seasons of the show are available for free on Facebook, with new episodes premiering weekly. It’s filled with confessionals, co-worker dynamics and catty customers. The series is realistic and hilarious and brings the mockumentary-style workplace comedy into a new venue: the…

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INTERVIEW: “It’s not a warning, it’s a scream” – Aniara (2018)

The Earth is scorched and unliveable. Humanity is moving to Mars. You board an enormous ship which will take you there, along with hundreds of other passengers – ordinary people just like you. It’s like going on a cruise: the ship caters to your needs and desires with restaurants, shops, clubs; even simulations of a…

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INTERVIEW: A Talk With Neelu Bhuman, Directer and Writer of OUTFEST’S ‘Transfinite’

Once in a while, a film comes along that completely flips your view on the art form. Transfinite is one of those films, presenting a brand new view, execution and experience when it comes to creating and consuming films. For one, in each story Transfinite tells, trans* people of color are at the center of…

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INTERVIEW: A Talk With Brad Michael Elmore, Director of OUTFEST’s ‘Bit’

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to attend Outfest in Los Angeles. As a trans man in film, this festival feels a bit like the world cup to me. I feel seen, heard, and represented. I get to watch things that make me laugh, cry and lose my mind. But this year, I saw…

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