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Video Interview: Dylan Holmes Williams – The Devil’s Harmony (Short Film) 2020 Sundance Film Festival

With a certain clinical Lanthimos-like aestheticism and The Stepford Wives sorting of the character set, London-based filmmaker Dylan Holmes Williams has been super-charged by the genre film fest circuit (prior to Sundance showcase he won the Director award at Fantastic Fest 2019) a cappella and tribalism gives The Devil’s Harmony the parameters to investigate love at first…note. I sat down with the filmmaker at Sundance to discuss his influences, his style and to deconstruct the structure of the award-winning short.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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