Tue, 03 Oct|
Online Webinar, via Zoom
Boiling Point: Q&A with Hannah Walters, Mounia Akl and Hester Ruoff
WFTV members are invited to this online panel discussion for the upcoming TV series Boiling Point, based on the 2021 film with the same name. The panel will include actor and executive producer Hannah Walters, director Mounia Akl and executive producer Hestor Ruoff.
Time & Location
03 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
Online Webinar, via Zoom
About the Event
WFTV members are invited to this online panel discussion for the upcoming TV series Boiling Point, based on the 2021 film with the same name.
The panel will include actor and executive producer Hannah Walters, director Mounia Akl and executive producer Hestor Ruoff. The panel will be moderated by Ashanti Omkar.
There will be an opportunity to ask the panel questions during the last 15 minutes of the session.
18:25: Please join the webinar waiting room
18:30: In conversation with Hannah Walters, Mounia Akl and Hestor Ruoff
19:15: Audience Q&A
Boiling Point TV series
Eight months after her mentor Andy Jones suffered a heart attack, head chef Carly is battling to forge a name for new Dalston restaurant Point North alongside her old kitchen crew. We follow the team as the stresses of keeping the restaurant running bear down on them amidst a hospitality industry in crisis post-Brexit. With the pressure to draw in new, hungry customers and the financial squeeze to keep the business profitable, the team must find a way to manage their complicated personal lives whilst creating quality food day in day out.
Hannah is a British actor known for her role in BIFA winning film Boiling Point (2021) as pastry chef Emily, created by Philip Barrantini and James Cummings. Hannah will return to her role in the TV series for the BBC this autumn.
Hannah’s upcoming projects include BBC film Sweet Sue and Disney +/Hulu’s anticipated British boxing drama, A Thousand Blows as “Eliza Moody”.
Hannah’s notable film credits include Twentieth Century Fox’s Walk Like A Panther, Funny Cow, starring Maxine Peake, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tells No Tales, and BIFA Best Film This Is England (2006), written and directed by Shane Meadows.
In television, Hannah is most known for her roles in series 3 and 4 of BBC crime drama Whitechapel, as DC Megan Riley; and her regular role in This Is England ’86, ‘88 and ’90 shown on Channel 4 in 2010, 2011 and 2015. Her other television credits include roles ITV’s Malpractice and Pru and Time for the BBC.
Alongside Stephen Graham, she co-founded Matriarch Productions, an entertainment production company who aims to provide a much-needed platform for underrepresented voices and stories in the UK. Their credits include Boiling Point (2021) and its upcoming TV series for the BBC. Boiling Point (2021) won BAFTA Scotland Best Actress for Izuka Hoyle, BIFA Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actress for Vinette Robinson, and Best Casting. It was also nominated for BAFTA Best Leading Actor, Outstanding Debut by a British writer, Director, or Producer, Best Casting, and Outstanding British Film of the Year.
Mounia is a Lebanese director/writer living between London and New York where she obtained her MFA from Columbia University and recently became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences®.
Her first feature film, Costa Brava Lebanon, based on her short film Submarine (Cannes 2016), premiered in 2021 at the Venice Film Festival, TIFF and BFI London Film Festival where it won the Audience Award. It was released in the US by Kino Lorber and then on Netflix. With this script, Mounia attended the Sundance Labs, the Cannes Cinefondation Residency, and the Torino Film Lab.
Apart from teaching, Mounia is currently developing her next feature film set in the US, a TV show set in Spain, and directing TV (Boiling Point, The Responder).
Hester Ruoff is a BAFTA and BIFA nominated producer who founded Ascendant Fox films with Bart Ruspoli in 2021. She began her producing journey prior to that with her company Burton Fox Films as an Exec Producer for the BAFTA-winning film Convenience, and then went on to produce thought-provoking short film Gerry starring Joan Collins which earned numerous festival awards and secured a place on the BAFTA long-list in 2018.
She produced a variety of shorts before making her feature debut, in 2021 with the one-shot hit indie darling Boiling Point with Stephen Graham, Malachi Kirby and Vinette Robinson and Ray Panthaki, that was released to worldwide acclaim. She joined forces with Bart Ruspoli again to produce A Violent Man (Netflix) before filming action thriller Gassed Up which has its Worldwide Premiere at this year’s London Film Festival.
She is now in post on her debut TV series for the BBC (Boiling Point) that is due for release in October 2023. (Alongside Matriarch Productions with Made Up).
How will the online event work?
This event will be live streamed via Zoom.us. Viewing details will be sent via your confirmation.
Attending participants will not be visible to others and will be muted throughout the session. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask their questions to the panel by using the Q&A feature.
This event is for existing WFTV members only.
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