Meet the Filmmakers: UNTITLED BLUES
Interview with director B Welby-DelimereDirector B Welby-Delimere
Describe your film UNTITLED BLUES in one
Set in 1937, Mississippi, a music producer visits Death Row in search of Blues music from a black musician.
What's the idea behind the film?
I was inspired by the work songs recorded by Lomax and through my research I got passionately drawn into the routes of blues and its connection to prison and oppression. But for me personally the trigger was about people connecting through a mutual passion. This reflects our (the filmmaker's) journey on this project - a mutual passion and creative collaboration that inspired us and drove us further through our common love of the story. Although the story is a challenging one to tell at a student level not only because of the practical restrictions but also because of the sensitive issues that are addressed, we worked together to make something we believe very deeply in and tell this story whilst we still could.
Scene from UNTITLED BLUES
Is it your first time in Munich and/or
First time in Munich!
What do you expect of Munich? What are you most looking
I'm really looking forward to seeing the other student's work! I don't know about other filmmakers but I know I get obsessively caught up in trying to tell the story and make the next film that I don't experience all this incredible talent there is out there.
What is your favorite movie and who's your favorite
I always find this question hard. So many films and directors that I'm in awe of across so many genres. Joss Whedon, Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes, Kathryn Bigelow, Joss Whedon, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Joss Whedon, Gus Van Sant, David Fincher, Joss Whedon. Just about anything that Joss Whedon touches is inequitably genius. Genius.
Why did you want to become a filmmaker?
I knew from the age of 10 I wanted to direct and about a year after that I realised it was filmmaking that I was fascinated by. It's incredible! I love the process of pulling all these different elements together and working collaboratively with people to tell the story in the best way we can. Every single person brings their own presence to a set and voice to a story how ever big or small that role might be. That's what made me want to be a filmmaker - telling storys through all these people and pulling all these detailed elements together into one collaborative voice.
Scene from UNTITLED BLUES
Who would you like to work with?
A famous person? Joss Whedon. But in all honesty I am already surrounded by incredible talent. Some of the crew on Untitled Blues came with me to my next film "Bodies" and it is such a joy to see people grow and to be able to do that together. I have a close working relationship with actor Rory Fleck Byrne who played Bill in UNTITLED BLUES and the lead in "Bodies" and it has been phenomenal to collaborate and physically see how much we've grown together since UNTITLED BLUES. And there are more projects that we want to do together and get off the ground.
If you weren't a filmmaker, you'd be…?
A "Blue Peter" presenter. But I think that TV show is cancelled now, so I guess I'm stuck with filmmaking!