An Interview: Jo Ruxton

Following the initial screening of ‘A Plastic Beach’ at Raindance Film Festival, producer Jo Ruxton kindly spoke to Elliot Burr and James Baxter-Derrington about the making of an exciting and ambitious project, and the legacy which she hopes will follow the film’s release. As co-founder of the Plastic Oceans Foundation, can you give us some…

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A Plastic Ocean

Nominated for: Best Documentary Feature With a plethora of concerning wildlife documentaries out there, going into the screening of A Plastic Ocean I certainly had reservations. However, thank goodness my assumptions were completely shattered by this cinematic, globe-sweeping insight into the impact that humanity’s production and disposal of plastic has on the corruption of the…

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Problemski Hotel

 The 24th International Raindance Film Festival opened last night with its feature presentation Problemski Hotel, a story about a group of asylum seekers in a Belgian immigration centre. The film has accrued an odd prescience in light of recent events, despite the book being written in 2001 and the screenplay coming together over the past…

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Off The Rails

Nominated for: Best Documentary Feature “It was like I was married to the MTA”, tells Darius McCollum, the subject of Adam Irving’s fascinating documentary of a man who has spent most of his adult life in prison, arrested for imitating public transport drivers in New York City. This relationship between Darius, who has Asperger’s syndrome,…

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