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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: [...]

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 [...]

Interview: Julie Dash

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

Julie Dash has been making films and television for four decades, and is part of the LA Rebellion generation of filmmakers. Her feature Daughters of the Dust (1991) was the first full-length film by an African-American woman with general theatrical release in the United States. Dash is the [...]

Interview: Shahrbanoo Sadat

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

Shahrbanoo Sadat is a 20 year old Afghan woman, scriptwriter and director. She is based in Kabul. She studied documentary film-making at the “Atelier Varan Kabul” a French Workshop. Her first short fiction “Vice Versa One” was selected at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2011. [...]

Interview: Amy Merry

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00September, 2016|Interview|

Amy Merry is a film and television graphic designer, nominated for the Craft & Design Award for Best Titles, Royal Television Society, for her work with Yianni Papanicolaou on BBC Two's  THE HOUR, where she was also an art director. She has also worked [...]