“It’s as raw and real as anything I’ve put my name on” — Sean Dunne introduces us to his ‘Cam Girlz’: a film about internet sex work

For anyone working in the world of film journalism, there will be directors you can’t wait to talk to and others you’d really rather not. Over the last couple of years Sean Dunne has firmly established himself at the top of that first pile for me. It helps that I like his work and it helps that we’ve watched him grow from a short film director discovering his style, to a confident feature director determined to make his mark on the industry.

However, the main reason I anticipate these talks with Dunne so much is because of the way he approaches them — there’s no guarded secrets here, no mincing of words and no pussy footing around. He seems intent on making films under his own rule and his openness and honesty to talk about the industry in which he works is like a refreshing slap to the face.

Dunne’s first feature Oxyana Premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, where the filmmaker won the Best New Documentary Director Award

“They are to porn what I am to film” — Sean Dunne nears completion…of feature doc ‘Cam Girlz’

It’s not often we’ll invite a filmmaker onto Directors Notes twice to talk about the same film, but since Sean Dunne’s work ethic seems to revolve around always breaking with expectations, we thought why not. Now, I could lie, I said I planned to do the interview in parts because I wanted to follow the film from pre-production to post, but in all honesty while that did come into my thinking, really I just enjoy talking to the director. In our last interview I waxed lyrical about my appreciation for his interview style and there’s no change this time around. With his latest feature documentary Cam Girlz currently in the editing suite, edging closer to completion, Dunne joins us once again to talk about no regrets, his new lease on life and taking psychedelics:

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Managing Editor at Short of the Week | Co-founder of Directors Notes | Short Film Curator | Bournemouth University Employee

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Rob Munday

Rob Munday

Managing Editor at Short of the Week | Co-founder of Directors Notes | Short Film Curator | Bournemouth University Employee

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