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ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best independent films from around the world. We are a festival who believes in our independent filmmakers and their artistic talents. ÉCU proudly provides a unique platform that brings together diverse audiences who are hungry for something other than major studio productions and original and innovative filmmakers.
The next and 8th edition of ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival will be held in Paris, France in the early spring of 2013.
For more details regarding the festival, please visit our website at www.ecufilmfestival.com.
Meet Indie Filmmaker: MALAGASY GOSPEL
What’s unusual about Malagasy Gospel? Directors Carlos
By Nick Forrester
Q: It seemed to me that
The starting point of the project was in fact an invitation by Bel Avenir NGO, the Malagasy association responsible for the Malagasy Gospel
Q: All of the children were
During the shooting in Spain,
Q: Most of the narrative is
The reason why the film doesn’t include
Filming in school: Behind the scenes of “Malagasy Gospel”. Directors Graciela de Pablos (left) amd Virginia Camino (right).
Q: In the first performance
For sure. I’ve never [seen] in my life
Q: Though the viewer is made
Malagasy Gospel is not a film
Behind the scenes, directors Carlos Esbert (right) & Alvaro Lagos (left).
Q: Tell us about your next project.
Next summer we’re going back to
About ÉCU-The European Independent Film Festival
Scott Hillier, Founder and President of ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival
Scott Hillier is a director, cinematographer, and screenwriter, based in Paris, France. In the last 20 years, Hillier has gained international recognition from his strong and incredible cinematography, editing, writing, producing and directing portfolio in both the television and film industries.
Hillier began his career in the television industry in Australia. In 1988, he moved to London getting a job with the BBC who then set him to Baghdad. This opportunity led him to 10 years of traveling around world for the BBC, mainly in war zones like Somalia, Bosnia, Tchetcheynia, Kashmir, and Lebanon. After a near fatal encounter with a Russian bomber in Tchechnyia, Hillier gave up his war coverage and began in a new direction.
Hillier studied film at New York University and The London Film and Television School. He also studied literary non-fiction writing at Columbia University. Hillier's regular clients include the BBC, Microsoft, ABC, PBS and National Geographic. Between filming assignments, he used to teach film, a Masters Degree course in Screenwriting at the Eicar International Film School in Paris, France and journalism at the Formation des Journalistes Français in Paris, France.
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