Since 2006 Directors Notes has scoured the globe for the very best that independent cinema has to offer, whilst sharing the inspiration and production stories behind the filmmaking of some of the world’s most talented directors. Eclectic in its tastes, Directors Notes is where you can find the most cutting edge short films, features and everything in-between regardless of genre or technique. With the role of filmmaker more prevalent now than at any other point in history, Directors Notes remains dedicated to revealing the What, How and Why of the greatest independent cinema being made today.
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Who We Are
MarBelle | Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief
MarBelle has a strange compulsion to watch as many films as he can get his hands on and find jobs that give him a legitimate excuse to drill filmmakers about their work. Directors Notes is the multi-decade incarnation of this disorder and remains so much cheaper than film school.
Obsessed with film, the internet and WordPress, Directors Notes is the place Rob gets to brings all his interests together and really geek out. When not writing for DN he can be found on Short of the Week or Vimeo.
James is DN’s resident horror fan and is inspired by all academic, formal and Ethan Hawke-related aspects of filmmaking. When he isn’t writing for DN he finds himself running the horror blog Twelve Cabins and being sat on by his cat Peanut.
Redmond Bacon is a Berlin-based critic with opinions on all things film. He is a regular at festivals such as Berlinale and Locarno, going deep on the topics that matter. You can find him on Twitter @RedmondBacon.