DIY Does DIFF 4: Continental Drift

I know that the title makes no sense but I couldn’t think of any other quadrilogy in recent times. Anyway, Russell Grant reviews This Must Be The Place starring Sean Penn as an aging gothic rock star on a mission to kill a Nazi, and Bob Perfect gets bummed out with farmer suicides in Inidia in the documentary Bitter Seeds.   This Must Be The Place reviewed by Russell Grant   Last night I saw This Must be the Place at the Sneddon.... Read More

Michael Cross

As part of our DIFF coverage, Bob Perfect chats to local director, Michael Cross. Michael’s film, Rockstardom, is about a small town singer/songwriter Brendon Shields and is one that most DIY readers will probably want to check out at this year’s festival.   DIY: First off how did you come across Brendon Shields? Michael: I had a meeting with his publisher, we’d been friends years before but I hadn’t seen him for nearly 15 years... Read More

The DIY Guide to DIFF

This post should really be titled: Movies we want to see at DIFF with a whole lot of kick-ass trailers that will get you wishing you were in a cinema and not behind a computer screen. But we prefer to slap the word “guide” onto everything because Vice does it. So the 33rd Annual Durban International Film Festival starts tomorrow. I’ll pause here so you can find a fresh pair of shorts. Moving on. We here at DIY are, as always, pretty... Read More