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Film Focus: Episode 10- The 80’s Edition with Special Guest, Stranger Things’ Lynda Reiss

In this episode Emily and Sarah review recent releases Tickled, a bizarre and chilling documentary into the sinister world of competitive tickling, and Swiss Army Man including an interview clip with Daniel Radcliffe, the film’s star. Emily catches up with special guest, Hollywood Props Master Lynda Reiss to talk about her most recent work on Netflix sensation STRANGER THINGS . We’ll find out the latest on Sarah’s challenge to watch over 500 feature films in a year and, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be getting all warm and fuzzy as we reveal Our Top 5 80’s Nostalgia Films.

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Film Focus: Episode 9- The Isle of Man Film Festival & Short-Film Edition

In this episode Emily and Sarah review new release, David Brent: Life on the Road the latest from Ricky Gervais as well as cult classic Labyrinth staring the late David Bowie. Emily catches up with some special guests, the fabulous team behind the Isle of Man Film Festival, to discuss what exciting events are in store for this year’s September festivities. We’ll find out the latest on Sarah’s challenge to watch over 500 feature films in a year and, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be discussing the importance of length, as Emily and Sarah reveal their Top 5 Favourite Short Films.

 

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Film Focus: Episode 8- Dogme 95, Ab Fab & Special Guest, BBC Proms Multi-Camera Director Peter Maniura

In this episode Emily and Sarah review new release, ‘Absolutely Fabulous’  the latest from BBC Films. Emily catches up with a special guest, highly accomplished Multi Camera Director, Peter Maniura. Having Directed the BBC Proms and with over 30 years industry experience, he speaks to us about the craft of directing live TV, revealing some industry secrets and divulging his top tips for anyone wanting to break into the industry.BBC_Proms_2015_Panorama_inside_(1)We’re also joined by our Resident Cultural Commentator Ash who discuses the importance of the controversial, raw and often shocking films of the Dogme Movement. Finally, we let you know of any film-making opportunities and events on the horizon, the latest from the Isle of Man Film Festival.

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Film Focus Episode 7: Iconic Breakthrough Films & Getting Into the Industry

In this episode Emily and Sarah review new releases, ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ and ‘Me Before You’, the latest from Hollow Crown director Thea Sharrock. Emily catches up with special guest Script Supervisor Ben Desmond and they speak about a script supervisor does, Ben’s recent place on the prestigious BAFTA crew scheme and he reveals his top tips for anyone wanting to break into the industry.

We also let you know of any film-making opportunities and events on the horizon, the latest from the IOMFF and, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be discussing the iconic films that put of some of our favourite directors on the map and Emily and Sarah will reveal their Top 5 Iconic Breakthrough Films.

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Tarentino’s Reservoir Dogs is featured in our Iconic Breakthough Film Segment of this show

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Episode 6: The May Edition – The Power of Film Location & Special Guest Jim Gillespie

In this episode Emily and Sarah review new releases, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ from the vibrant members bar of the Picture House Central. Emily catches up with special guest Director Jim Gillespie, most well known for his 1997 film I Know What You did Last Summer. and they speak about his latest film Take Down following it’s screening at the Isle of Man Film Festival.

We also let you know of any film-making opportunities and events on the horizon, the latest from the IOMFF and, as if that wasn’t enough, we discuss the importance of location in films; particularly how and why forests are used in horror and thrillers to increase tension. Emily and Sarah reveal their Top 5 Forests of Fear.

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Emily Cook interviewing special guest Jim Gillespie at the Isle of Man Film festival. Photo by Steve Babb

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Episode 5: The April Edition – Female Filmmakers & Exclusive Colourist Commentaries with Special Guest Grader, Paul Ensby

Episode summary:
In this episode Emily and Sarah  review the greatly anticipated new release, ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice‘. Our special industry guest is world leading feature film Colourist Paul Ensby from the prestigious post-production facility Company3 in Soho . Paul gives exclusive colourist commentaries to the trailers of four of his most recent films including Oscar winning Documentary Amy, Guy Richie’s Man From U.N.C.L.E, the charming British comedy, The Lady in the Van and new release Allegiant, explaining what it was like working on the films including intriguing behind the scenes insights. He also outlines the role of a colourist, offers his advice for how you go about forging a career as a grader and we ask him about what happened when he worked with legendary director, Lord Richard Attenborough.

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Emily Cook (Photo-Marriane McCourt) and Paul Ensby (Company 3 Photo credit)

We let you know of any filmmaking opportunities and events on the horizon and as if that wasn’t enough, in our industry talking point section, we discuss Our Top 5 Films Created by Women, some of them might just surprise you!

We also give you the latest instalment of Sarah’s exciting 500  Film Challenge – she’s watching 500 films in a year!

Trivia, reviews, interviews and much more from the world of film!

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We also have a specially created ‘Our top 5 films created by Women’ themed blog post as well as a a guest article from journalist, socialist, feminist, BBC Click presenter Bill Thompson.Check them out on our blog post section.

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Episode 4: The March Edition -The Oscars & The Virtual Reality of the BBC Blue Room Tech Lab (inc.Hail Caesar! & London Has Fallen)

Episode summary:
In this episode, we review new releases, “London Has Fallen” and the latest from The Coen Brothers “Hail, Ceasar!”. Emily and Sarah discuss some of their favourite categories from the Oscars, who won and who they think should have won.

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Special Guest – Lindsey Suter – Leading Tech expert at BBC Blue Room

In our special guest interview, Emily speaks with Lindsey Suter leading industry consumer technologist for an exclusive filmed tour of the BBC’s flagship tech lab, known as the ‘Blue Room‘. Embracing our inner geeks, we delve into the submersive world of virtual reality, explore 360 capture and talk about robots, gadgets, the future of broadcast and cinema and discover the next generation of technology before it hits the high street and our homes.

Lindsey also divulges her top advice for anyone wanting to break into the industry and perhaps most importantly we discuss whether, in this world of connected technology, there’s still a place for the cinema experience.

We check in again with Sarah to see where she’s up to with her ambitious 500  Film Challenge – she’s watching 500 films in a year!
Trivia, reviews, interviews and much more from the world of film and TV!

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Episode 3: The February Edition- Alternative Love Stories & Special Guest Tony Ageh OBE

Episode summary:
In this episode, we review new releases, The Big Short, Spotlight and the latest from Marvel, ‘Deadpool’. We reveal some surprising movie trivia and Emily and Sarah divulge their top 5 unconventional films about love, pushing aside the saccharine love hearts, in favour of cinema’s more alternative romances. We also hear from you, and discuss your favourites.

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Tony Ageh OBE at BBC Television Centre- Photo credit Maxim Thompson

In our special guest interview, Emily speaks to media and broadcast innovator Tony Ageh (OBE) about what he’s been watching as a BAFTA panellist, how the evolution of new media is affecting our viewing patterns and consumption of film, we discuss Tony’s instrumental role in developing market leading on demand service, BBC iPlayer and he dispels the myths surrounding the service’s creation. We also discuss whether in the age of on demand home viewing, there’s still a place for the cinema experience.

We’ll be checking in again with Sarah to see where she’s up to with her ambitious 500  Film Challenge – she’s watching 500 films in a year!
Trivia, reviews, interviews and much more from the world of film!

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Episode 2: The January Edition -New Year, New Films, Inspirational Movies and ‘Re-dos’

We’re delighted to be back with the second ever episode of our new Film Focus podcast! Each Episode can be found in video format on our Vimeo Channel and an audio version is housed on our Soundcloud channel

Episode 2: The January Edition – Inspirational Films and Redo’s
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Episode summary:

In this episode, we review Daddy’s Home, the latest offering from TarantinoThe Hateful Eight and The Revenant. We reveal some surprising movie trivia and Emily and Sarah divulge their top 5 inspirational films to help us beat the January blues. We also hear from you, and discuss your favourites.

In our special guest interview Emily speaks to filmmaker activist and artist, Richard DeDomenici about his hugely successful Redux Project and the Manx Scene Stealers (the recreating iconic scenes from feature films) and they discuss what it was like working on BBC Four’s Live from Television Centre together.

We also have an exclusive directors commentary from Richard of his  Matrix Redux (make sure to watch the video file below of this episode for the full affect).

We also give you the latest installment of Sarah’s exciting 500  Film Challenge – she’s watching 500 films in a year!
Trivia, reviews, interviews and much more from the world of film!

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Episode 1: The December Edition – Christmas Movie Magic

Over the past four months, we’ve been busily working away on creating a Film Focus’ brand new film Podcast and we’re delighted to announce the first episode! Each Episode can be found in video format on our Vimeo Channel and an audio version is housed on our Soundcloud channel

Episode 1: The December Edition – Christmas Movie Magic

Episode summary:
We review Black Mass, Spectre, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2, The Lady in the Van and speak about the greatly anticipated Star Wars The Force Awakens. We reveal some awesome and surprising movie trivia, Emily and Sarah discuss what makes the perfect Christmas film and giving a run down of their top 5. We also hear from you, and discuss your favourites.

In our special guest interview Emily speaks to Director Dave Armstong about the Watchmaker’s Apprentice, and Sarah tells us what happened when she meet Zach Galligan, the lead actor from  Gremlins this week.

We also give you the latest installment of Sarah’s exciting 500  Film Challenge – she’s watching 500 films in a year!
Trivia, reviews, interviews and much more from the world of film!

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Interview with Director Dave Armstrong about the Watchmaker’s apprentice.

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We also have a specially created Christmas themed blog post, check out ‘Unwrapping the Magic of Christmas Movie Nostalgia’ on our blog post section.

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Sarah and friends meeting Zach Gilliagan (Gremlins )

 

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