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 and as an official British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) qualifying platform, 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.

Rob | Co-Founder & Managing Editor

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 | Senior Writer & Curator

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.

Sarah | Writer & Curator

Sarah has two passions in life, cinema & travel. If she isn’t fantasising of life on a sun-soaked beach far from her home in Brighton she is indulging in films.

Serafima | Writer & Curator

Serafima lives and breathes shorts, and when she’s not animating or cutting them in the edit suite, she’s usually watching or writing about them. She also draws and eats hot chillies.

Redmond | Writer & Curator

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 or read his musings on film at journeyintocinema.com.

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