09th Aug2022

Arrow Video Frightfest 2022: Podcast Preview – Part 1

by Stuart Wright

Screenwriter Stuart Wright previews Frightfest 2022 with Frightfest’s Paul McEvoy offering his personal tips on how to get the best out of film festivals. Plus we speak to three filmmakers about the films they are premiering at Frightfest 2022. You’ll hear from: CULT OF VHS director Rob Preciado MIDNIGHT PEEPSHOW co-creator/writer/director Airell Anthony Hayles THE […]

03rd Aug2022

Top 5: Troma Films with director Liam Regan

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks to filmmaker Liam Regan (Banjo aka My Bloody Banjo) about his new film Eating Miss Campbell, which has its World Premiere at Frightfest 2022 later this month. A life-long Troma fan, Regan also picks his Top 5 Troma Films, including: Bloodsucking Freaks (1976), directed by […]

22nd Jul2022

Top 5: Tips To Get The Film Industry To Notice You

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks to screenwriter on the rise and host of the Social Writer Podcast, Andy Compton about 5 Great Tips To Get The Film Industry To Notice You (when you’re not based in Hollywood) Breaking in from outside Hollywood Navigating screenwriting competitions Finding your voice/building brand Making […]

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19th Jul2022

Interview: Co-founders Alex Kidd & Evrim Ersoy on DukeFest 2022

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with co-founders Alex Kidd and Evrim Ersoy about Dukefest: The Return, which takes place Sunday 31st July – Wednesday 3rd August 2022. From a Cannes favourite to NY Public Access TV, our four-day bonanza is eager to celebrate the madness of cinema in every possible […]

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15th Jul2022

Top 5: Great American Horror Films w/Sean Hogan

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks 5 Great American Horror Films featured in author Sean Hogan’s new book Twilight’s Last Screaming. Get you copy direct from the publisher: https://blackshuckbooks.co.uk/tls/ 5 Great American Horror Films featured in Twilight’s Last Screaming: Messiah of Evil (1973) February (aka The Blackcoat’s Daughter) (2015) Poor Pretty […]

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06th Jul2022

Interview: CJ Walley on his book ‘Turn & Burn: The Scriptwriter’s Guide to Writing Better Screenplays Faster’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with screenwriter CJ Walley about his book Turn & Burn: The Scriptwriter’s Guide to Writing Better Screenplays Faster. Inspired by CJ Walley’s extensive online posts and extended three-fold to include content on character development, dialogue, effective drafting, and building a career, the Turn & Burn […]

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01st Jul2022

Interview: Daniel Draper talks about ‘Manifesto’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks for the third time with Daniel Draper about Manifesto, the third instalment of his Hope Trilogy of documentaries about left-wing politics in the UK; which was released on Thursday 16th June. Over three pivotal years in party politics, activists in the safest Labour seat in […]

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28th Jun2022

Top 5: Great Films that Embody the Spirit Of Punk w/ Richard Cabut

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks 5 Great Films That Embody The Spirit Of Punk with Richard Cabut, author of the book Looking For a Kiss (Sweat Drenched Press) and co-editor/author of the anthology Punk is Dead: Modernity is Killed Every Night. Cabut’s choices of 5 Great Films That Embody The […]

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15th Jun2022

Top 5: Observations of a Scriptreader with Nadia Attia

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with script reader, author and BFI Network Talent Executive Nadia Attia about a blog she wrote about her thoughts (on diversity, authenticity and more) after reading 400 scripts during Oct 2021. We boiled it down to 5 main points for discussion: What makes a good […]

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17th May2022

Interview: Gareth C Scales on editing ‘After Love’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with film/tv editor Gareth C Scales about editing After Love, directed by Aleen Khan, which is available to watch now for BFI Player subscribers. Set in the port town of Dover, Mary Hussain suddenly finds herself a widow following the unexpected death of her husband. […]

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10th May2022

Top 5: Great Tips To Being A Film Editor

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with film editor Jim Page on 5 Great Tips To Being A Film Editor. Being an Editor is different to Editing Try even if you don’t agree Talented Arsehole theory Don’t Edit You are not your work Jim was the editor on Shepherd, directed by […]

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03rd May2022

Interview: Producer Vaughan Sivell on ‘Gazza’ documentary

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with producer Vaughan Sivell about his new documentary feature Gazza, the story of one of England’s most iconic and controversial footballers. The story of a footballing genius, Paul Gascoigne, whose on-field brilliance is matched by a troubled private life and a media mania that spirals […]

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28th Apr2022

Interview: Toby Meakins & Simon Allen talk ‘Choose or Die’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with long time collaborators and friends Toby Meakins (director) and Simon Allen (screenwriter) about their debut feature film Choose or Die. A broke student who, in pursuit of an unclaimed $100,000 prize, plays an obscure 1980s survival computer game. After a series of unexpectedly terrifying […]

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19th Apr2022

Interview: Director Gerard Johnson looks back at ‘Tony’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with writer/director Gerard Johnson (Hyena, Muscle) about his 2009 debut feature film Tony. Meet Tony, a withdrawn, socially-awkward, and unemployed man living in a depressingly blah flat in a working-class part of London. In his free time, when he’s not busy being an amateur butcher, […]

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12th Apr2022

Interview: Screenwriter Anthony Mullins on his book ‘Beyond the Hero’s Journey’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Anthony Mullins about one of the most powerful, yet most misunderstood, tools in a writer’s toolkit – character arcs. Anthony breaks the discussion down into 5 things about his book: IT’S ABOUT CHARACTER ARCS – The book champions the most powerful, […]

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05th Apr2022

Top 5: Great Abrupt Endings To Movies

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks 5 Great Abrupt Endings To Movies with screenwriter David Stokes. David’s picks are: MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) EVIL DEAD (1983) THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) DRAG ME TO HELL (2009) Honorable mentions: BURIED (2010) THE DEVIL […]

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18th Mar2022

Top 5: Mindsets to Have to Kick Doors Down if You’re an Outsider

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with screenwriter Amanda Graham about 5 Mindsets to Have to Kick Doors Down if You’re an Outsider… You belong. Continue to get better at whatever it is you do. The thing that makes you different is most likely the thing that is your greatest asset. […]

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15th Mar2022

Interview: James Ashcroft talks ‘Coming Home in the Dark’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest interview/podcast, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with actor/writer/director James Ashcroft about his feature-length directorial debut Coming Home in the Dark. This New Zealand set neo-noir starts with a seemingly brutal, mindless crime, but evolves into a revenge tale you won’t see coming. Harrowing at times, it is also poignant and sad […]

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09th Mar2022

Interview: Actor Nicholas Clarke discusses crime thriller ‘Fixed’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with East London actor Nicholas Clarke about his role in the pandemic produced indie crime thriller Fixed. 5 Great Memories from a pandemic film shoot: Shooting in lockdown (Birmingham tier3) & using one location. Dealing with on set conditions – the cold, flooding etc Exploring […]

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04th Mar2022

Interview: The Adams Family talk ‘Hellbender’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with the hardest working family in genre cinema today – the Adams Family. They write, shoot, star and post-produce all their work. They are Toby Poser (mum), John Adams (dad), Lulu Adams (eldest) and Zelda Adams (youngest, but the expert drone pilot of the clan). […]

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25th Feb2022

Interview: How to write a horror screenplay with Neal Marshall Stevens

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks about how to write a horror screenplay with veteran screenwriter and author of A Sense of Dread: Getting Under the Skin of Horror Screenwriting, Neal Marshall Stevens. A Sense of Dread: Getting Under the Skin of Horror Screenwriting is out now where you buy your […]

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15th Feb2022

Interview: James Webber discusses his film ‘Sorority’

by Stuart Wright

In his latest podcast/interview, host and screenwriter Stuart Wright talks with writer/director James Webber about his directorial debut Sorority, which is available to rent or buy now on Amazon Prime Video. Sorority stars Sophie Kennedy Clark, Emily Haigh, Kate Dickie and Sam Gittins and tells the story of two sisters, Harriet (Clark) and Sarah (Haigh). […]

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