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Category: Interview

26 October 2014

In The Spotlight… Sadie Groom

In this edition of In the Spotlight… Rebecca Towers interviews the founder of Bubble and Squeak and WFTV board member, Sadie Groom  “I always wanted to be Karren Brady”, laughs Sadie Groom, Founder of Bubble and Squeak, partly because she’s a big football fan, but mainly because Brady was the first woman to run a top-flight […]

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27 September 2014

In the Spotlight… Nicky Bentham, Producer

The In the Spotlight… this month journalist Rebecca Towers introduces us to Nicky Bentham and her film The Silent Storm “A kind of modern Celtic folk tale” is how Producer, Nicky Bentham, describes her latest project, The Silent Storm, when we meet amid preparations for its UK premiere at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival. It’s […]

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30 August 2014

In the Spotlight… Foxtrot Films

A look into Foxtrot Films Hermitage Revealed with Director, Margy Kinmonth and Producer, Maureen Murray in this months In the Spotlight… Foxtrot Films has clocked up an impressive roll call of credits over the years producing arts films such as the Royal Paintbox with Prince Charles and Looking for Lowry featuring Ian McKellen and Noel Gallagher.  This autumn […]

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11 July 2014

In the Spotlight…Stephanie Wessell, Director

Fresh from pitching her own docu-drama at Sheffield Doc/Fest, finishing the WFTV Mentoring Scheme and working on a feature film, Stephanie Wessell is on a roll and this month, she is In The Spotlight… Stephanie began her career as a journalist and then moved into documentaries and TV production as a producer director. For several […]

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19 June 2014

In the Spotlight… Caroline Bridges, DOP

The In the Spotlight… series continues as this month journalist Rebecca Towers meets Caroline Bridges, DOP. Capturing Thai orphans using dead snakes as skipping ropes, interviewing camel herders in the Arabian Desert and experiencing the adrenalin rush of the Cresta Run, is a snapshot of the work Director of Photography Caroline Bridges has turned her […]

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30 April 2014

In the Spotlight… Amanda Foster, Stunt Artist

In the first of a new series of interviews by, for and about WFTV members, journalist Rebecca Towers meets Amanda Foster, an experienced stunt artist whose extensive and varied career has included being killed in three different soaps and kicking ass for some of Hollywood’s most glamorous actresses. Amanda Foster has an impressive credit list. James […]

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20 September 2013

WFTV Interviews director Beeban Kidron

Award-winning film and television director Beeban Kidron has an impressive career spanning 30 years. As well as being director, Beeban is the co-founder of film education charity FILMCLUB.  Her latest film InRealLife explores the relationship between teenagers and the internet. WFTV spoke to Beeban about the film and get her thoughts Can you tell me, […]

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19 July 2013

From Directing in a van to Screening to the World… Haifaa Al Mansour Interview

Haifaa Al Mansour’s film, Wadjda, tells the touching story of fun-loving and entrepreneurial 10-year-old Wadjda, who lives in a suburb of Riyadh (the capital of Saudi Arabia). With her heart set on a beautiful green bike which she wants in order to beat her friend Abdullah in a race, Wadjda must overcome her mother’s – […]

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26 April 2013

Interview with Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Producer-Director of Blackfish

Blackfish is a gripping documentary exploring the contradictions inherent in keeping a highly intelligent and sentient species captive for our entertainment. The film’s narrative focuses on the life of Killer Whale Tilikum, the SeaWorld Orca responsible for the widely-reported death of experienced trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010, and reveals why SeaWorld tried to prevent the […]

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16 April 2013

WFTV Meets… Helen Cotton of See Change Films

Following our special International Women’s Day screening of feature documentary, Where the Water Meets the Sky, we caught up with co-director and producer Helen Cotton to talk about the the film and how she’s bringing the film training and advocacy work honed in rural Zambia to the UK. Find out more about See Change Films […]

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