VCFA is proud to be partnering with Filmwax Radio for a special series of interviews featuring VCFA alumni. The second installment of the series is with the brilliant and prolific Amy Hesketh (’18) whose aesthetic is quirky and smart–sometimes dark, sometimes funny, but always beautiful. In the interview Amy discusses her films, PYGMALION, OLALLA, and BEARDBATH, among others. Amy and Adam cover a range of other topics including: Bolivian cinema, rural living, pushing boundaries, the value of long walks, and the collaborative nature found in Montpelier VT! Be sure to have a listen–enjoy!
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I make a lot of films about what I am experiencing in life. Some of my darker films were written and made in a time when I needed to translate the negative experiences in my life… I don’t know what writer’s block is! I just need to wash my hair, or sleep, and then I have an idea.
-Amy Hesketh on making films and where she gets her inspiration
Filmmaker Amy Hesketh has made 6 feature films and numerous shorts to date, including her most recent, PYGMALION, which is due out soon. In addition to being a graduate of the VCFA MFA in Film Program, Amy is also an adjunct professor of film at Olympic College in Washington State and one of the filmmakers at Pachamama Films.