20th Jun2018

Interview: ‘Xtro’ producer Mark Forstater

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Xtro producer Mark Forstater about the 35th anniversary of this cult classic sci-fi horror. Second Sight Films have this week released Xtro: Limited Edition Blu-ray (region free). Packaging will feature a rigid slipcase with both original UK theatrical and video artwork, each flipped vertically on either […]

19th Jun2018

Interview: Director Brian O’Malley talks ‘The Lodgers’

by Stuart Wright

On his latest podacst/interview, host Stuart Wright talks to director Brian O’Malley about his period, gothic horror The Lodgers, which is released on Monday 25th June on DVD and VOD platforms, courtesy of Thunderbird Releasing. The Lodgers is a classic gothic ghost story telling the haunting story of orphaned teenage twins who reside on a […]

18th Jun2018

Interview: ‘Who Killed British Cinema?’ directors Robin Dutta & Vinod Mahindru

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host Stuart Wright talks with co-directors Robin Dutta and Vinod Mahindru about their documentary Who Killed British Cinema?, which features contributors such as Academy Award winner Sir David Lean (archive), Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley, Academy Award winner Lord David Puttnam, Sir Alan Parker, Mike Hodges, Ken Loach, Stephen Frears, […]

13th Jun2018

Interview: Joe Yanick on “5 Great British Horror Films”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Visit Films’ Joe Yanick about 5 Great British Horror Films – which include: Peeping Tom (1960) Repulsion (!965) The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971) Hardware (1990) We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011) About Joe Yanick: Joe was born and raised outside of Cleveland, OH, before relocating […]

04th Jun2018

Interview: Maf Lewis on “5 Great British Horror Films”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with the filmmaker half of I Speak Machine, Maf Lewis, about 5 Great British Horror Films – which include: Pogle’s Wood (1965) Whistle And I will Come (1968) The Spirit Of Dark And Lonely Water (1973) The Omen (1976) 28 Days Later (2002) With nods to Don’t […]

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29th May2018

Interview: Director Simon Hunter talks ‘Edie’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to Simon Hunter about directing Scottish highland drama Edie starring Sheila Hancock and Kevin Guthrie, which tells the story of the titular Edie, an 83 year old who believes that it is never too late – packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking […]

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28th May2018

Interview: Movie Collective w/ Marcus Markou

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with filmmaker, internet entrepreneur and Aston Villa fan Marcus Markou (pictured above) about a new film investment opportunity in a production company called Movie Collective, how you become an investor in the company and how you can get a share of the equity for as little as […]

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11th May2018

Interview: Author Ian Cooper talks ‘The Manson Family on Film & TV’

by Stuart Wright

Host Stuart Wright talks to author and screenwriter Ian Cooper about his new book Family Values: The Manson Family on Film and TV (McFarland) – out August 2018. Ian Cooper will be speaking in more detail on this topic at his lecture “NO SENSE MAKES SENSE: GURUS, CULTS, MURDER AND MOVIES” on May 17th 2018 […]

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11th May2018

Interview: Writer/director Jane Foster talks ‘Gracie’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to writer/director Jane Foster about her directorial debut Gracie, which is out now and available via Amazon Instant Video: www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B07BC3KPCN 2am. In the grip of despair, Gracie, (29) climbs the railings of Waterloo bridge, intending to jump, and kill herself, but desperate though she is, she just […]

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07th May2018

Interview: Director Daniel Gill talks ‘Modern Life is Rubbish’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to director Daniel Gill about directing Modern Life is Rubbish… Which is out now! You can see Modern Life Is Rubbish in Picture House cinemas up to and including Thursday 10th May. For full listings see the official website www.modernlifeisrubbish.film and if you miss it on the […]

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03rd May2018

Interview: Emily McMehen talks her “5 Great British Horror Films”

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host Stuart Wright continues his long-running “5 Great British Horror Films” series, where interviews are asked to pick 5 films and talk about each for 5 minutes, by chatting with filmmaker Emily McMehen about choices for 5 Great British Horror Films – which include: The Shout (1978) The Children (2008) Colin […]

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30th Apr2018

Interview: Horror Screenwriter Pat Higgins

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to prolific horror filmmaker Pat Higgins about the power of a good title and his notorious pitch of Strippers vs Werewolves, and how to tell a scary/horrifying story and much more… Higgins’ older microbudget movies can all be found on Amazon Prime: tinyurl.com/pathigginsfilms Pat Higgins is currently […]

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26th Apr2018

Interview: ‘Charismata’ co-director/writer Andy Collier

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Charismata co-director/writer Andy Collier ahead of the London Premiere at the East End Film Festival 2018, which takes place tonight – Thursday 26 April 2018 at 9pm. Rebecca Faraway is a young detective working on a serial killer case that involves brutal ritualistic murders. When the […]

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24th Apr2018

Interview: Deborah Haywood talks ‘Pin Cushion’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Deborah Haywood about her debut feature films Pin Cushion, which received its London Premiere on Sunday 22 April as part of the East End Film Festival and was followed by an extended panel discussion about Female Filmmakers in partnership with Underwire Festival. Lyn (Joanna Scanlan) and […]

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17th Apr2018

Interview: Anna Bogotskaya and Olivia Howe aka ‘The Final Girls’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Anna Bogotskaya and Olivia Howe (aka co-founders of feminist horror film collective The Final Girls) about their weekend programme at the Masonic Lodge (East London) at the East End Film Festival. Final Girls presents… She’s Right Behind You takes place weekend of Saturday 21 April/Sunday 22 […]

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11th Apr2018

Interview: Jonny Owen talks football doc ‘Don’t Take Me Home’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast host Stuart Wright talks with director Jonny Owen about Euro 2016 and the making of his documentary Don’t Take Me Home. Wales haven’t qualified for a major football tournament since 1958. When the young national manager, Gary Speed, tragically took his own life in 2011 a youthful side and nation was […]

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09th Apr2018

Interview: Rowan Woods discusses the 2018 East End Film Festival

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks with Rowan Woods about some of programming thoughts behind 2018′s East End Film Festival: Over a third of the films are made by female filmmakers. Five of the eight films in competition for BEST FILM are by female directors. EEFF prioritises itself as a platform for women […]

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02nd Apr2018

Interview: Tim Plester talks ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcase/interview, host Stuart Wright talks with Tim Plester, the co-director of The Ballad of Shirley Collins – which is out now. The DVD with CD of the soundtrack is available from earthrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/the-…ey-collins Widely regarded as the 20th century’s most important singer of English traditional song, Shirley Collins is someone who was born […]

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27th Mar2018

Interview: Simon Rumley talks ‘Crowhurst’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host Stuart Wright talks to writer/director Simon Rumley about his new film – the isolating, tragedy at sea that is the true story of flawed Great British adventurer Crowhurst. 1968: An inexperienced sailor enters a round the world race which he fears he won’t be able to complete yet alone win. […]

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14th Mar2018

Interview: Writer/director Hope Dickson Leach talks ‘The Levelling’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host Stuart Wright talks to writer/director Hope Dickson Leach about her debut feature film The Levelling. A stunning debut feature by writer-director Hope Dickson Leach, starring Ellie Kendrick (Game of Thrones) and David Troughton (The Archers). Against the backdrop of the floods that devastated her home, Clover (Kendrick) returns to her […]

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13th Mar2018

Interview: Director Hendrik Faller talks ‘Fever’

by Stuart Wright

In this interview, originally recorded as a preview to the films screening at Horror Channel Frightfest 2017, host Stuart Wright talks to Fever (aka Mountain Fever) director Hendrik Faller Fever is available on DVD now and on iTunes on 30th April. Check out the trailer below: ‘Fever’ (aka ‘Mountain Fever’), is an end of the […]

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12th Mar2018

Interview: Rebekah Louisa Smith, the Film Festival Doctor

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast host Stuart Wright talks about the value of a film festival strategies for filmmakers with Rebekah Louisa Smith, the Film Festival Doctor. After choosing not to pursue a career in Academia, Doctor Rebekah Louisa Smith began her film industry career in 2008, working as one of the producers of Wales’ most […]

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