Exit 6 Blog

Welcome to the Exit 6 blog. Here we publish weekly editorial content, by and for independent filmmakers, covering the entire filmmaking spectrum.

 

Our blog aims to be an essential resource for independent filmmakers, sharing insights from a range of professionals, as well as shining a light on interesting individuals and their work. 

 

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Battlestar Galactica's Michael Trucco on learning from his co-stars - then baring all for them

October 31, 2019

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5 Dec 2019

Quinn Shephard, actor, writer, producer and director, talks to us about starring in and making her debut feature film Blame at just 20 years old, the steps she took to secure finance and distribution, and screening the film at the Tribeca Film Festival.

So, you started...

13 Nov 2019

Ben Simmons of Bare Arms talks to us about the military training and consultancy services they offer the film and television, the difference in the industry between the US and the UK, working on productions such as Bodyguard and Trust Me, plus others they've seen that...

8 Nov 2019

Simon Cox, the filmmaker now ready to unleash indie blockbuster Invasion Planet Earth on the world, talks to us about the 20-year journey to bring the film from script to screen, the crowdfunding campaigns and fans that made it all possible, and what it's like to bring...

31 Oct 2019

Actor Michael Trucco talks to us about preparations for his role in Donovan Marsh's Hunter Killer, forging life-long friendships and learning from his Battlestar Galactica co-stars, his experience working on short films, and advice for actors starting out or waiting to...

23 Oct 2019

This week, we have something a little different. I had the opportunity to speak to the brilliant artist, Becky Barker, about tattoos in movies, the type of film art people put on their bodies and as it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the wonderful work she is doing fo...

17 Oct 2019

Writer, Producer and Director, Craig Singer, talks to us about the ever changing landscape of film distribution, working with a bevvy of 80s icons and discovering future stars, the advice he offers to NYU students in his native New York, and whether or not he would go...

6 Oct 2019

Actor Burn Gorman, well-known for his role in BBC’s Torchwood as well as blockbusters such as The Dark Knight Rises and the Pacific Rim series, presented the Best Film award at Exit 6 2019.

On Episode 14 of the Exit 6 Film Festival Podcast, we share Burn's speech from t...

25 Sep 2019

Taryn O'Neill is an actor who has featured in NCIS, Vegas and Lie to Me.  She's also a writer, producer, a national medalist in ice dancing and one of the Scirens. She once wrote a digital series for Stan Lee and now, she's turned her hand to directing with her debut s...

19 Sep 2019

Shelley Conn, star of Terra Nova, Liar, Heartbeat and Mistresses, talks to us about embarking on her acting journey from our shared hometown, Basingstoke, and forging a prolific onscreen career from a foundation in theatre. 

It's not often that I get...

4 Sep 2019

Justine Bateman, an experienced actor who has turned her attention to directing, talks to us about how being the former has informed the latter, her experience making short films, how they lead to the making of her new feature Violet, and the plans she has to explore '...

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