Nominated for a Third Coast award - please vote!
I've been nominated for the 2015 Studs Terkel ShortDocs award, run by Third Coast; you can listen to all the nominees and vote for your favourite here:
Oneironauts (the Dream Travellers)
A four minute animated documentary, funded by IdeasTap.
'Noctuaries' wins IdeasTap Film Showcase
Happy to announce my film recently won the Film Showcase competition on IdeasTap, judged by one of my favourite documentary makers, Jerry Rothwell.
Jerry's film 'Deep Water' was a big inspiration for me (watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejw4ScVQd1c), so I was very pleased to get this feedback from him:
"I found this film very moving, exploring bereavement through dreams, images and memories in a way that took us into deeply private experiences in a unique way. It's not easy to put yourself in your own film, there's always a risk of self-indulgence or self-pity - but I thought this was very well judged, honest and beautifully written and voiced."
I've been writing for IdeasTap for the past few years, interviewing creatives such as Kevin Macdonald and Havana Marking about how they got started, and offering advice on filmmaking, writing, radio and generally working in the arts. Here are some of my articles:
HOW TO GET YOUR FILM INTO FESTIVALS: http://www.ideastap.com/ideasmag/the-knowledge/how-to-get-your-film-into...
INTERVIEW WITH HAVANA MARKING: http://www.ideastap.com/ideasmag/the-knowledge/Documentary-maker-Havana-...
HOW TO START A PODCAST: http://www.ideastap.com/ideasmag/the-knowledge/how-to-start-a-podcast
INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN MACDONALD: http://www.ideastap.com/ideasmag/the-knowledge/kevin-macdonald-interview
You can find the rest of them here:
About Olivia Humphreys
I am a documentary filmmaker and radio producer based in London. My films have been screened in over fifty festivals worldwide, and have won several prizes including a Royal Television Society award.
Please check out my films and get in touch - any feedback is appreciated, and if you're interested in collaborating or would like to commission a short film, my email address is below.