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Osric Chau from watching films at Sundance to making one in the Philippines

February 20, 2020

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20 Feb 2020

Osric Chau, star of Supernatural and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, talks to us about producing and performing in new indie feature Empty By Design, creating the work and roles he wants to be part of, and filming in the Philippines. 

Photo credit: Haldane Mor...

13 Feb 2020

Writer and director Motke Dapp talks to us about the making of parallel universe comedy feature Another Version of You, the cast that powers it - including a WWE star - and valuable lessons learned when it comes to distributing an indie feature.

Photo Credit: Gabri...

6 Feb 2020

Rhian Rees, star of the latest Halloween instalment, talks to us about making the move from Swindon to LA, becoming part of a cinematic dynasty, her new short film projects and the best advice she's received received from one of her peers. 

Photo credit: Anastasia Ivano...

30 Jan 2020

Ulrich Thomsen, star of Counterpart, Banshee, and Festen, talks to us about writing and directing Gutterbee, his new feature satirising small town America (with German sausage).

It's almost fitting that when I sit down to talk to Ulrich Thomsen, it's the first day of Pr...

12 Dec 2019

Phil Hawkins, the writer and director of Star Was: Origins, talks to us about the making of his Indiana Jones and Star Wars mash up, the effort and belief required to pull together a fan film of such unprecedented scale and ambition, and how the British film industry s...

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...

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