ROFFEKE OFFICIAL SELECTIONS 2021

ROFFEKE OFFICIAL SELECTIONS 2020

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Monday, December 27, 2021

ROFFEKE Interviews: 2021 and top 21 from previous years

I do not outsource the very important task of posting ROFFEKE interviews on the ROFFEKE blog. This is because I greatly respect the diverse points of views of the interviewed filmmakers. I respect the fact that they have taken time to focus and answer the interview questions, in a world that is increasingly becoming a hotbed of distractions, with a thousand and one things - both important and insignificant - clawing for our limited resource, time.

The interviewees can testify that I tend to leave their interview answers intact. The result is a wealth of insightful and diverse thoughts, processes and influences of ROFFEKE filmmakers from all over the world. I love it!

Below are links to the 2021 interviews, followed by a compilation of the top 21 most viewed ROFFEKE interviews.

Wishing the Kenyan rock scene and the ROFFEKE community a very happy, prosperous, healthy and peaceful 2022!

Mike Messier: Lessons from 2020, New novel, Screenwriting versus Novel writing

Interview: Egor Gavrilin - Director of The Bluestocking Music Video for "Never Ready"

Interview with Teddy Gitau, Kirimi Kiage and Blake Simpson - Scriptwriters of "Tethered"

Interview: Max Sparber - one of the screenwriters of Tomi Thirteen


Top 21 Most Viewed ROFFEKE Interviews

Dr. Robert David Duncan on improv acting, collaborating and giving back (over 1500 views)

Interview: YJ Kim - writer/director of Chemical (over 800 views)

ROFFEKE chats with Nambari Tisa of Murfy’s Flaw about music video directing and the movie store problem! (over 650 views)

Interview: "Elemento" director Nina Paola Marin Diaz (Colombia) - (Over 600 views)

Interview: Fanis Topsachalidis - Director of "Slingshot" (Over 500 views)

Interview: Giancarlo Fusi, screenwriter of "Hell Hound - The Legend of Robert Johnson" (Over 400 views)

Jonathan LaPoma: 67 Awards and Honors for his screenplays (Over 300 views)

Interview: Steven C. Knapp - Director of music video for "Rhythm in the Spirit" by Kansas (284 views)

Of Sons of Robots, Robot Dreams Made Flesh and Wearable Android (277 views)

Interview: Kurt No.5 - directed by Aleksandr Kirienko (271 views)

Interview: Measure of a Man (269 views)

Spirit Dance: A Screenplay by Kitania Kavey (268 views)

Interview: Alexander Thomas, writer/director of "Beverley" (268 views)

Interview: Maxime Guérin - Director of "Save Me a Dance" (267 views)

Interview: Alec Herron - Producer of "The Music Stops Here" (261 views)

Interview: "Brother" director Captain Chambers (252 views)

Interview: "Fat Punk" director Robert David Duncan (248 views)

Interview: "Draught" Writer/Director Artem Ukropov (238 views)

Josep Calle Buendia, The Devil’s Nephew and a Fairy Tale! (208 views)

Rock is Not an Attitude: Short Film by XIAOXIAO TANG (203 views)

"Everytime I See You I Go Wild": Directed by Paul D. (203 views)

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Light and Dark - ROFFEKE Official Selections 2021 (Part 1)

The Christmas story is a story of light and dark. That “star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright” shone on a dark period that was full of challenges. There was no room at the inn for a heavily pregnant young girl and her spouse. A villainous king wanted three wise men to aid and abet him in committing murder. The three wise men were wise enough to pay attention to the world of dreams. “Light and Dark” is one theme running through the 2021 short films, music videos and rockumentaries submitted to ROFFEKE.

 

The first 2021 submission was “Bluestocking - Never Ready” directed by Egor Gavrilin. It is “a look at 5 personal stories of the members of the band through the prism of magical surrealism with a tinge of steam punk and a dark fairytale.” The second submission was lighter, both in themes and in setting and production. “Red Gate Sessions”, featuring and directed by Marvin Glover “is a live concert short film…the film shows an intimate performance of a select material spanning his career in a stripped-down set, and an intimate setting.”

 

“Partner - Honey” was directed by Lesley Marshall. “We tackled Penelope Spheeris’ “Wayne’s Word” and attempted to contain her epic rock tribute styles in our own way. I wanted to bring the humour of the movie and also its many parodies to tell a day in the life of the show and also add some layered surrealness.”

You can watch the 2021 ROFFEKE Official Selections here: