As I reported last l week Half of a Yellow Sun director Biyi
Bandele was interviewed by Nadia
Denton (The Black British Filmmaker’s Guide to Success: Finance, Market and
Distribute Your Film) this weekend at the Watersprite Cambridge International Student Film Festival in the U.K.
Luckily for all of us, now an audio recording of the
entire hour long conversation is now available for everyone to listen.
Among the many things that Bandele talks about is how he
got started directing films and his early film career and the physical toll it
took on him and the cast and crew to make the film and he addresses extensively
as well the controversy over the casting of Thandie Newton in the female lead
role in the film.