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Cannes Film Festival Winners 2015

Hello Film Doctor friends. The winners of this year’s Cannes Film Festival have been revealed! The big win, Palme d’Or, went to Jacques Audiard, while the first-time feature filmmaker Laszlo Nemes was awarded the competition’s runner-up prize for “Son of Saul” – the film also got acquisition from Sony Classics for North American release. This year’s “Best Actress” award was a … Continue reading

Josh Whitehouse - Northern Soul - Film Doctor interview

In Conversation: Josh Whitehouse (Actor – Northern Soul, Alleycats)

Hi Film Folk! This wonderful Wednesday we have an excellent addition to our In Conversation series.  This time, we welcome the star of Elaine Constantine‘s BAFTA-nominated Northern Soul – Josh Whitehouse!     Tell us a bit about your upbringing, Josh, and your relationship to film. Film wasn’t actually a huge part of growing up. I … Continue reading

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In Conversation: Terry Jones (Director – Absolutely Anything, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Wind in the Willows)

Hi Film Folk! We have a very special addition to our interview series today, with a man who has made literally generations of people laugh and ponder life with his entertainment. Actor, writer and director of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Erik the Viking, Wind in the Willows and the forthcoming … Continue reading

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In Conversation: Lucy Bevan (Casting Director – Cinderella, Maleficent, An Education)

Hello Film Doctor friends. This week we are lifting the curtain on the casting process, with the amazing Casting Director Lucy Bevan (Cinderella, An Education, The Fifth Estate), who sat down to talk with the Film Doctor team earlier this year.     Lucy, where did you grow up and what was your relationship to film? I grew up … Continue reading

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Fun Fridays – John McKeown’s 1st AD (50/50, Albert Nobbs) Favourite Films

Hello Film Doctor friends. Earlier this week we’ve had the pleasure of sharing an interview with the wonderful 1st Assistant Director, John McKeown.  Today we’re sharing John’s favourite films. What would be your “top favourite films” list? Jaws is still the perfect movie – no one can convince me otherwise! Goodfellas & The Shining are also in the top … Continue reading

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In Conversation: John McKeown 1st AD (I Saw The Light, 50/50, Albert Nobbs)

Hello Film Doctor friends. Awards Season may be over but we’re still on the work treadmill as always. Today, we have the pleasure of sharing another in our interview series. This time we delve into a role that entire films would literally fall apart without – the first assistant director.  We are joined by an awesome man … Continue reading

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Monday Prescription – The No. 1 Timewaster for Filmmakers

Hi Film Folk, We’re back with another Monday Prescription to get you up and running for the week. Today we’re going to focus on a subject that might be a little too close to home for some of the easily distracted out there – but bear with us, we have your best interests at heart! … Continue reading

The 87th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.


Hi Film Folk, The Film Doctor Team say a fond farewell to another Awards season and, as always, we’ve gone and squeezed all of the productive and inspiring goodness out of it for you. See the full list of winners here. Scroll down to read wise words from the winners!     This year’s winners … Continue reading


Hi Film Folk, As the curtain closes once again, The Film Doctor Team give you this year’s FULL LIST of ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS. * Do NOT READ PAST THIS PICTURE if you don’t want to know the results*     BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE – J.K. SIMMONS (Whiplash) BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE – PATRICIA ARQUETTE  (Boyhood) BEST … Continue reading

Barney Pilling - Film Doctor interview - photo by JC Prince

Fun Fridays – Editor (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Never Let Me Go, An Education) Barney Pilling’s Favourite Films

Hello Film Doctor friends! Earlier this week we’ve had the pleasure of sharing an interview with the wonderful Oscar-nominated, ACE Eddie-winner, Editor Barney Pilling.  Today we’re looking at Barney’s favourite films.   Top 10 films that all filmmakers or editors could do with seeing? I think I prefer the edit to be invisible – if it’s … Continue reading

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