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. 


If you have an idea for an interesting blog article, please get in touch with the team.

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

October 31, 2019

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20 Sep 2018

Ever wondered what it would be like if you took the plunge and made those filmmaking dreams a reality? April Kelley of Mini Productions has just returned from LA having done exactly that. Arriving with no set, no crew and no cast – just her written film, producing part...

13 Sep 2018

Writer Amy Clarke and director Michael Beddoes talk to us about Sequins, their Kickstarter-backed new short film that's just wrapped up in sunny Blackpool. Michael's previous short film Bungee will be screening at the Exit 6 Film Festival this year.

Sequins is the ‘Fril...

29 Mar 2018

George Richards is a film fanatic and writer. In the past few years he has been writing a collection of articles looking at the lesser-known aspects of putting together a film, and giving a voice to the quiet heroes of the filmmaking process.

In a world where fans follo...

22 Mar 2018

James Heath of Dresden Pictures, Producer of short film Biopunk (which screened at Exit 6 last year) and the feature film The Fitzroy, shares with us his experience of attending the Berlinale Talents programme at this year's Berlin Film Festival.

This year I was fortuna...

Writer and Director Serena Chloe Gardner shares her experience of successfully navigating the Film London & BFI 'London Calling' funding initiative with her short film 'Blackout'.

London Calling - what's that?

To be fair I’d heard whispers of what ‘London Calling’ was ab...

5 Oct 2017

This year's Exit 6 Film Festival saw the first custom-designed trophies for our Best Film and Audience Choice winners dished out to our worthy filmmakers. Every award-winner has a story, this week we take a look at the story behind the awards, with Creative Awards dire...

25 May 2017

Jason R Moffat, a Colourist who has worked on over 140 short and feature films, talks to us about his role creating the final vision of a film, and his thoughts on Film versus Digital.

I originally come from a photography background and it was during the late 1990’s I w...

23 Feb 2017

Derek Kirkup, a film composer whose most recent short films include Hushy Bye and The Interrogation of Olivia Donovan, has set up a new networking initiative designed to connect musicians across the film industry. 

Towards the latter end of last year I was contemplating...

26 Jan 2017

Federico Rea is an experienced Director of Photography who has just completed his first short film as Director, on which he was also DP. He talks to us about his experience balancing the two roles.

When you are a freelancer you are constantly waiting for an email, text,...

12 Jan 2017

David Buchanan, the writer and director of The Prime Location, talks to us about the making of his existential comedy which was nominated for Best Film as part of our Judges 6 last year.

Back in September, a 15-minute short that I wrote and directed called The Prime Loc...

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