New interviews on the BBC

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 →

Discovering Wake in Fright

"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 →

Noah Baumbach interview on Radio Scotland

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 →

Revealing the secrets of Wikileaks

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 →

Much Ado about Joss Whedon

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 →

Byzantium feature on BBC Culture Studio

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 →

Launching Screen Machine’s 15th anniversary

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 →

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