Interview: Filmmaker Alex Mallis on 'The Last Colourful Note'
Words: Stephanie Kelley
During my glorious month in New York, I attended the Northside Film Festival in Brooklyn. One of the stand out films was ‘The Last Colourful Note’, in which the audience are taken on a colourful and playful journey back to childhood, through a series of classroom notes. You know, those ones you used to pass under the table when what you had to say could absolutely, 100% NOT wait til break time. All without catching the attention of the teacher of course… It was a dangerous operation, getting caught and having your note read out to the class could mean social suicide. But writing notes gave you this kind of freedom, allowed you to say things you wouldn’t or couldn’t say out loud. The film made me really wish I had kept my own childhood notes. I wondered what it would be like to get to know my younger self, what the notes could have revealed about my past and whether I would like myself. So I caught up with the film’s creator, Alex Mallis, to dig deeper in to this exciting concept…
ABOVE: Alex Mallis talks about his short film ‘The Last Colourful Note’ with Stephanie Kelley. BELOW: Watch the whole short entitled 'The Last Colourful Note'.