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 films regardless of genre, length 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.


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.


Amber / Writer

Amber loves the escapism of film, whether watching or shooting one. She has an amazing capacity to re-watch her favourites but can also sit obliviously immersed for hours on end watching short after short, that is until she falls asleep with her glasses on.


James / Writer

Graduated from studying film at Falmouth University, James has made numerous short films as a director and writer. He is also partial to listening to the odd aggressive rock song and watching films of course – at least one a day.


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