Interviews

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Team Ugly List: The Producer's View

In the second of our blogs charting the journey of a director, writer and producer team developing their project through the iFeatures scheme, Jessica Levick gives us 'The Producer's View'.

iFeatures: Introducing 'Team Ugly List'

iFeatures is Creative England's low budget filmmaking initiative, supported by the BBC, the BFI and Creative Skillset. We asked one of this year's iFeatures teams to send us a weekly blog charting the initial iFeatures development phase and the ongoing experience of developing their first feature film together. Here in their first post, we get to meet the team behind The Ugly List...

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 years she worked on factual programmes at ITV Carlton and the BBC before taking a career break to have children.

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 hand to since changing careers.

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.

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, what was your inspiration for making the film?
Nicola Lees shares tips on how to complete your 2014 WFTV Mentoring Scheme application form

The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is a unique opportunity for women with at least 5 years experience in the film or TV industry to take part in an intense 6-month professional development programme. It’s no surprise that there’s a competitive application process, then.

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 - and society's - objections to her owning it.

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 public from knowing the full truth.

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.

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