/Tag: screenwriter

Esther May Campbell: Heroes and Gods

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00June, 2016|The Long Read, Working in TV|

Men and women are different. Whether because of our genes or conditioning. We experience, at home and on the street, playground or onscreen, different qualities prized in females and males. Big cinema stories internationally exported most obviously in the superhero franchises, [...]

Interview: Penny Woolcock

2018-11-05T15:50:58+00:00May, 2016|Interview|

Penny Woolcock is a writer and director with a background in radical theatre and the trade union movement. She has worked across film, television, radio, and live opera, and made both fiction films and documentaries. She is best known for the [...]

Interview: Emma Donoghue

2018-11-05T15:49:18+00:00April, 2016|Interview|

Born in Dublin in 1969, and now living in Canada, Emma Donoghue is a screenwriter, novelist, playwright and literary historian. Most recently she was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and Bafta for her screen adaptation of her novel ROOM. She [...]

Interview: Esther May Campbell

2015-10-12T09:00:13+01:00October, 2015|Interview|

Esther May Campbell's debut feature LIGHT YEARS premieres at the London Film Festival on 14 October 2015. A self-taught writer and director, her short 'September' won the Best Short Film BAFTA 2009, and she has worked on the TV shows SKINS and [...]

Interview: Kris Swanberg

2015-08-10T09:00:31+01:00August, 2015|Interview|

Kris Swanberg is the writer-director of the independent feature films It Was Great, But I Was Ready to Come Home, Marriage Material, Empire Builder and Unexpected, and director of the web series Young American Bodies. She has also appeared in films by her [...]

Interview: Romola Garai

2015-07-27T09:00:50+01:00July, 2015|Interview|

Romola Garai is an acclaimed actor, writer and director, twice nominated for Golden Globe awards and BIFA awards. 'Scrubber', which she wrote, directed and produced, was released as part of Soda Pictures' New British Cinema Quarterly in 2012. Since her breakout film role in I Capture [...]

Interview: Afia Nathaniel

2015-07-15T09:00:55+01:00July, 2015|Interview|

Computer-scientist-turned-filmmaker, Afia Nathaniel is the founder of Zambeel Films, an independent production company in Pakistan. Prior to filmmaking, she worked for the  Power to Change Fund, and spoke internationally on the issue of violence against women and the role of artists as [...]

Testimonial: Joy Wilkinson

2015-06-11T09:00:37+01:00June, 2015|Working in TV|

I wrote mainly for TV and radio drama when I had my kids. I took a few months’ maternity leave with my first son, and had to turn down a couple of cool work opportunities because I just didn’t think I [...]

Testimonial: Alexis Strum

2018-11-05T16:41:19+00:00June, 2015|The Long Read|

Good example… It is 5am or thereabouts. I am typing this article one-handed, whilst feeding my 6 month old baby girl Melody some pureed parsnips that I cooked myself earlier this morning (not organic, but give me some credit, I did [...]

Interview: Susanne Bier

2018-11-05T15:47:27+00:00May, 2015|Interview|

I couldn’t have made the movies I made without having kids. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier spoke to us from the shoot of The Night Manager (2016) in Morocco. A member of the Dogme 95 group, Bier is the model of a transnational [...]

Testimonial: Rachel Vine

2018-11-12T09:21:12+00:00May, 2015|Working in TV|

I have wanted to be a Writer (capital W, always) my entire life. I remember forming stories in my head as a child and dictating them to my grandmother because I couldn’t write yet. I started with fiction as a kid, [...]

Testimonial: Sarah Solemani

2018-11-05T16:40:32+00:00May, 2015|The Long Read|

I have the perfect baby, with a freshly-baked biscuity smell, radiating joy and All That Is Good. When my arms become her cradle she sparks endorphins that buoy me beyond ecstasy. She is the most blessed of blessings, most miraculous of [...]