Who needs film school? A filmmaker to filmmaker conversation

Contact (2018) Seye Isikalu

In the final part of a series of interviews for the BFI Southbank’s No Direct Flight season, filmmakers Amirah Tajdin and Seye Isikalu connect by Skype to talk training, Beyoncé and the black aesthetic.

Many of the season’s creative producers encountered each other for the first time, and in the following conversation No Direct Flight contributors Tajdin (based in Dubai) and Isikalu (based in London) got together via Skype to discuss their routes into visual storytelling, laying bare their journeys into inspiration and process.

This conversation was captured by Tega Okiti and published on the British Film Institute (BFI) platform in August 2019.