There have been a few changes around these parts recently, the main one being that I'm now a student again, 20 years(ish) after the first time. Writing of one form or another has paid my bills for the last 15 years or so, whether as a Digital Content Producer, a Communications Manager, a marketeer or... Continue Reading →
Anton Corbijn interview on the BBC Culture Studio.
Another bumper year of interviews at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
We're lucky to have some fantastic film festivals here in Scotland, meaning I can head along with my (well, the BBC's) trusty microphone and gather together various interviews for future broadcast on the Radio Scotland Culture Studio. In February I was at the Glasgow Film Festival, where I spoke to director Richard Ayoade about his... Continue Reading →
"Have a beer, mate?" It was in January that I first saw 1971's Wake in Fright at Edinburgh's Filmhouse cinema, a near-forgotten Australian drama that has now been rediscovered and rereleased. The film charts a weekend in the life of schoolteacher John Grant (Gary Bond), who visits the outback town of Bundanyabba and finds a... Continue Reading →
Today I was finally able to publicly announce a new project I'm working on in collaboration with the BFI and Edinburgh Filmhouse: Missing Believed Wiped (MBW) in Scotland. I've long been an admirer of the MBW initiative at London's BFI, which has been running for 20 years under the guidance of TV historian, Dick Fiddy.... Continue Reading →
Recorded back in June at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, my interview with US film director, Noah Baumbach, was broadcast on the BBC Radio Scotland Culture Studio last Thursday. Baumbach was in town for screenings of his latest low budget drama, Frances Ha, the story of a young New Yorker, Frances (Greta Gerwig), trying to... Continue Reading →
I've been quiet on this site for the last month or so, busy covering the Edinburgh International Film Festival for BBC Radio Scotland's Culture Studio and the Edinburgh Evening News. While my opening night EIFF review is online, my interview with its star Felicity Jones aired on the BBC a month or so ago, so... Continue Reading →
As a long time fan of Joss Whedon's work, be it Buffy, Angel, Firefly or any number of other projects, I was delighted to get the chance to interview him for this week's Culture Studio on BBC Radio Scotland. He was in Scotland to promote his latest film, Much Ado About Nothing, and he explained... Continue Reading →
Gemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan and Neil Jordan are three of the team behind new independent horror film, Byzantium, which opened in the UK last week. I interviewed the two actresses and director at the recent Glasgow Film Festival and the end result ended up on the BBC Culture Studio last Thursday. The episode is still... Continue Reading →
I spent last Thursday beside the Scottish Parliament with Screen Machine, Scotland's mobile cinema, as it made a rare visit to the capital for its 15th anniversary launch. As Project Coordinator for the anniversary, I've been working for the last few months on a programme of activities around the Highlands, Argyll & Bute, North Ayrshire and... Continue Reading →
New feature on BBC Movie Café.