Caviar sits down with the London-based director for a quick-fire round of questions
Caviar has recently signed director Andrew Telling to its roster. A London native, Caviar sat down with Andrew to ask some quick-fire questions.
Q> What was your first directing gig?
Andrew Telling> I was commissioned by Irish street artist Conor Harrington to document his trip to Israel and Palestine way back in 2009. I was broke and unemployed still living at my parents at the time, I only had made one film before this but just grabbed the opportunity with both hands. The trip was something else seeing both sides of ‘the wall’ and being far away from the religious tourist routes, we were both totally in over our heads but somehow we got through it and came out the other side friends. It was all shot on a 7D with one lens, I did all the editing and basically wrote a small albums worth of music for it over 9months whilst holding down a day job job as runner after the trip. All totally over ambitious production wise but I felt I had so much to prove, but thankfully it was well received online and reconfirmed that this is what I want to be doing full time not in the evenings,weekends and my holidays.
Q> Top five (or whatever you narrow it down to) favorite movies ever (at the moment)
AT> Here are some from my immediate memory… I am sure I have missed loads off though:
- There Will Be Blood ( Dir Paul Thomas Anderson.. tbh everything he has made)
- Heat (Dir Micheal Mann)
- Instrument (Dir Jem Cohen)
- 2001 A Space Odyessy (Dir Stanley Kubrick)
- Taxi Driver (Dir Marty Scorsese)
- Fargo, No Country For Old Men (Dir Coen Brothers)
- Jaws (Dir Steven Speilberg )
- Elephant (Dir Gus Van Sant )
- Bladerunner, Alien ( Dir Ridley Scott)
- Apocalypse Now, Godfather ( Dir Francis Ford Coppola)
Q> What book would you take with you on a trip to Mars?
AT> blank one and a pencil
Q> Breakfast or dinner?
Q> Least favorite sounds?
AT> The sound of an emergency service vehicle
Q> Your most enviable talent?
AT> An English Sunday Roast with all the trimmings and homemade Yorkshire puddings
Q> Who's on your bucket list to work with?
AT> The list is long, very long.. but today's imaginary film would line up would be something like this: Sean Harris, Cillian Murphy, Micheal Fassbender, Elizabeth Olsen, Lea SeyDoux, Samantha Morton, Roger Deakin behind the lens, Jonny Greenwood and Mogwai on soundtrack duties with Brian Eno mixing their magic together.
Q> Three words that describe your style?
AT> Meditative, Observational and Immediate
Q> You're having a bad day, what song do you play?
AT> At the moment it's a whole album by Bibio called 'Fi'
Q> What can't you go a day without?
AT> A cup of black coffee