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Video Interview: Haley Elizabeth Anderson – Pillars (Short Film) – 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Nature’s wrath, individualism, a father-daughter relationship grounded in tough love and the L word are heightened and poetically rendered in Haley Elizabeth Anderson‘s Pillars – a Sundance Film Festival selected short. One of several Filmmaker Magazine Top 25 alumni personalities hitting Park City this past January, I sat down with the filmmaker to discuss how her young lead navigates her transition between childhood into adulthood in terms of visual, sound design and themes explored.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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