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Interview: Robin Swicord

2018-11-12T12:59:37+00:00May, 2017|Interview, The Long Read|

Robin Swicord is the award-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter of a significant body of films that often put the family lives of women front and centre, including Little Women, Matilda (with her husband, Nick Kazan), The Perez Family, Practical Magic, and Memoirs of a Geisha, as [...]

Interview: Marie Kreutzer

2018-11-12T12:59:37+00:00April, 2017|Interview|

Marie Kreutzer is an Austrian writer-director whose third feature film We Used to Be Cool has its UK premiere at the LOCO Comedy Film Festival 2017 on 5 May, with a special parent and baby screening. Her first film The Fatherless dealt with children [...]

Interview: China Moo-Young

2018-11-12T12:59:37+00:00March, 2017|Interview, Working in TV|

China Moo-Young went to the National Youth Theatre before studying Drama at Bristol University, where she graduated with a First Class Honours BA in Film, Theatre and Television. She was named a Star of Tomorrow in Screen International's annual review of British film-making [...]

Interview: Gaby Chiappe

2018-11-12T12:59:37+00:00March, 2017|Interview, Working in TV|

Gaby Chiappe is an experienced TV writer, who has written extensively for long-running series such as Family Affairs, Doctors, EastEnders, Casualty, Survivors and many more. She also wrote for the series Lark Rise to Candleford, Shetland, Vera and recently created and [...]

Interview: Of Love and Law

2019-02-13T17:40:23+00:00December, 2016|Interview, Production Stories|

OF LOVE AND LAW is a documentary, currently crowdfunding, about Japan's first LGBT law firm, run by partners Fumi and Kazu, and looking at issues including adoption, same sex partnerships and undocumented people. We talked film-raising with the international team behind the film: [...]

Do a Red Carpet Protest

2018-11-12T12:59:49+00:00November, 2016|Uncategorised|

A short manifesto on Red Carpet Activism: 1. It’s never too late to be an activist Just look at the anti-fracking Nanas! 2. It’s never too late to get an idea The idea for #BudgetTheBaby started on a night bus... 3. [...]

I, Daniel Blake: Line Producer Eimhear McMahon on Bringing the Team Together

2018-11-22T18:19:28+00:00November, 2016|Distribution & Exhibition, Post-Production Stories, Production Stories|

From the moment we met Alison [Carter-Goulden, assistant editor] and started talking, her competency and efficiency convinced me that a job-share could work well. Her and Erline [O'Donovan]'s relationship with Jonathan [Morris, editor] was the most important thing, and that worked perfectly. Alison and Erline set [...]

Interview: Margaret Salmon

2018-11-12T12:59:49+00:00October, 2016|Interview|

Born in 1975 in Suffern, New York, Margaret Salmon lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. She creates filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. Focusing on individuals in their everyday habitats, her films capture the minutiae of daily life and [...]

Interview: Mania Akbari

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00October, 2016|Interview, The Long Read|

Mania Akbari is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, artist, writer, and actress. Her provocative, revolutionary and radical films were recently the subject of retrospectives at the BFI, London (2013), the DFI, Denmark (2014), Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany (2014) and Cyprus Film Festival [...]