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Orson Welles in 1937 - Photograph by Carl Van Vechten

Join A-List directors in helping make Orson Welles final film + interview with producer Filip Jan Rymsza

Hi Film Folk! We have a very special post today regarding Citizen Kane actor, writer and director Orson Welles‘s last film which needs YOUR help to finish. Join Clint Eastwood, Edgar Wright, J.J. Abrams, Wes Anderson, Peter Bogdanovich, Steven Soderbergh, Brett Ratner, Sofia Coppola and Jason Reitman in making Orson’s very last film, The Other Side of the … Continue reading

Fun Fridays – Director’s Favourite Films – John Maclean

Hi Film Folk! With the upcoming UK release of new Michael Fassbender movie Slow West the Film Doctor team thought it right to share the director’s favourite film influences. At a Jameson Film Club Q&A yesterday, Director John Maclean shared these words and influences: “I pretty much just used to watch RoboCop, Die Hard and … Continue reading

Monday Prescription: Settle Your Score (Jurassic Park special)

Hi Film Folk, We’re back for another long overdue Monday Prescription after spending a few moons focusing on gathering up new Interviews and getting our script services orders finished! This time, with the release of Jurassic World we draw your attention to a very important scene in the original Jurassic Park that illustrates a great point regarding sound. In an industry … Continue reading

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

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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

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