Duvenage – The foreign path through Woodwind

Woodwind sound designer Marcel Duvenage is one of the few members of the crew who worked on the final cut of the film. Duvenage talks about how the film is not a typical South African work, as well as the foreign culture and mythical inspiration to the story. QUESTION: You’re one of the few South…

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…

Watch Leandro Taub’s Q&A

Argentine actor, Leandro Taub spoke to our followers of the film, Woodwind on Facebook live from Jerusalem on June 14. Taub, who plays the music composer Bonifaz, spoke about his preparation for the movie and the emotional experience of becoming the lead character of this story. The live video is set on the top of…

Leandro Taub LIVE, 14 June

Join actor Leandro Taub LIVE from Jerusalem on our Woodwind Facebook page here. Ask Taub questions in English and Spanish, and he will answer in both languages. The Argentine artist will talk about his preparation in becoming the music composer, Bonifaz in our film. Take note of the time zones. Set the date: 14 June, 2:30pm Central…

The mysteries of Woodwind

In festival forms Fin Pictures had to select categories even though Woodwind is not a genre film. The following three were selected: Drama, Music and Mystery. Readers already knew this is a dramatic narrative feature with a running time of 2 hours and 16 minutes. Woodwind cannot be labelled a musical since there’s no dancing, but…

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…

Witness: New SA film explores the power of music

The Witness newspaper ran the following article on our film, Woodwind. They wrote about lead actor Leandro Taub, the music of soundtrack composer Stefan Fraunberger, cinematographer Nicolas Joray and included additional information about the movie. You can read it in full in the Press Reader here.

Woodwind story revealed

With a few months to go to the premiere of the film, Fin Pictures has released the summary of the plot. Director Fin Manjoo reveals the reason behind timing the information for May 2017. “The previously released basic storyline was communicated even before we started editing the movie. “Since we perfected the final cut about two weeks ago, we…

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….

Joray: From Neorealism to Chernobyl and Woodwind

We talk to highly experienced Woodwind cinematographer Nicolas Joray about the film he shot in India and South Africa, as well as key experiences in Russia and Europe. Q: Having worked for four decades in cinematography, what was your highlight in the past? NICOLAS JORAY: A special highlight for me was to work together with Francesco…