Ndikudze’s reward for tremendous work

Fin Pictures is thankful for the outstanding effort produced by all crew members, as we now focus on second camera assistant, Bryan Tinashe Ndikudze. At the time of the shooting of Woodwind, the Zimbabwean was living in difficult conditions on the outskirts of Cape Town. After gaining excellent experience on the set of Woodwind, Ndikudze…

Joray: Woodwind is pure existentialism

Woodwind’s Swiss-Italian cinematographer Nicolas Joray goes deeper on the values of the film, his craft with the camera and his experience behind the scenes in India and South Africa. Even though Joray hails from the visual department, it was the unique story of sound that pulled him into the story. “The interesting development of music…

Taub’s poetic new reality

Argentine actor Leandro Taub recently played the poet in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s film Endless Poetry (Poesia sin fin). Beyond his deeper understanding and feelings of connecting into his new film, Woodwind and now in terms of his practical application, the detailed method actor talks about how he prepared for the role of Bonifaz. “For Poesia sin fin and Woodwind I did a similar thing: study…

Watch Woodwind composer perform in virtual reality

The featured photograph showcases where composer Stefan Fraunberger spent his time for indoor inspiration in creating one of the key tracks for the film, Woodwind. Through the window, the Austrian musician had a beautiful view of the river Ganges in Varanasi as the sounds of the people on the ghats filtered into his two studio rooms….

How Leandro Taub was selected to play Bonifaz

In one of his interview questions, Woodwind director Fin Manjoo was asked about his approach in finding an actor for the lead role of Bonifaz the composer. Here follows the answer: Early in 2016 a casting agent asked me before I selected the lead actor, ‘If you had a massive budget, who would you select to…

Q & A with Furrer: The hidden sacredness of women in Woodwind

We speak with Woodwind actress Andrea Christina Furrer, who plays Alina in the upcoming feature film. Question: Much will be made of the lead character in Woodwind, the composer Bonifaz. However his girlfriend/partner/wife Alina is also involved in music. What can we say about how she connects to the music that Bonifaz discovers? ACF: I…

Fin Manjoo: Capturing the ‘unfilmable’ in Woodwind

Director Fin Manjoo writes about how the treatment of the cinematography, music and performance all combined to create one of the most magical scenes in Woodwind. About nine months before the shoot of Woodwind, I was discussing the approach to the art of the film with crew members, when I spoke to a very good Russian cinematographer…