25th Apr2018

Interview: Writer/Director James Atkins

by Philip Rogers

Bragging Rights is the latest super-hero comedy short from writer-director James Atkins which has proven popular around the festival circuit. I got a chance to talk to ask James Atkins a few questions about, which inspired him to get into filmmaking, what they can expect from the film and the difficulties of shooting on a […]

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 […]

23rd Apr2018

Interview: Bryn Hammond & Nick Stead talk ‘The Complete History of the Howling’

by Philip Rogers

The Howling series has continued to prove popular amongst the horror fans and has spawned seven sequels following the ground-breaking original in 1981. A new book written by Bryn Curt James Hammond, called The Complete History of the Howling, gives a detailed account regarding the making of all eight films, which includes; new interviews with […]

18th Apr2018

Interview: Director Richard Rowntree talks ‘Nefarious’

by Philip Rogers

In 2016, Ash Mountain Films launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to finance a feature length adaptation of their award winning short film Dogged – a modern folk horror film. Flash forward to 2018, and the film is not only completed on budget and schedule, but has been picked up for international distribution by […]

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 […]

16th Apr2018

Interview: Director Elliot Macguire talks ‘The Ferryman’

by Philip Rogers

How did you first get into filmmaking? I’ve been obsessed with films since I can remember, I’m not sure there was a defining moment. But it was probably a combination of Steven Spielberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger films. Then I can remember getting hold of The Shining (1980) and Poltergeist (1982) taped off TV on VHS […]

12th Apr2018

Interview: Chris Pardal talks ‘Corbin Nash’

by Philip Rogers

Searching a world of darkness for a truth he was never ready for, a rogue detective (Dean S. Jagger) is murdered only to be reborn the ultimate killer. Embracing his destiny, vowing vengeance on all that destroyed his family; he is Corbin Nash, Demon Hunter. With the film dure for release on April 20th, I […]

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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10th Apr2018

Interview: ‘Welcome to Essex’ actor Robert Stuart-Evans

by Philip Rogers

Welcome to Essex is a new zombie horror film from writer-director Ryan J Fleming which will have its UK premier at The Romford Film Festival on Thursday 24th May. I got a chance to talk to ask Robert Evans who plays Mike Rider in the film a few questions about; how he got involved in […]

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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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06th Apr2018

Exclusive Interview: Charlie Garrett talks ‘Muay Thai’

by Philip Rogers

Muay Thai is a new film from first time writer-director Charlie Garrett. Loosely based on his own experiences of travelling to Thailand, it details the story of a reckless city trader who gives up life in London to return to Thailand and train as a kick boxer. I got a chance to talk with Charlie […]

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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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29th Mar2018

Interview: ‘Welcome to Essex’ writer/director Ryan J. Fleming

by Philip Rogers

Welcome to Essex is a new zombie horror film from writer-director Ryan J Fleming which will have its UK premier at The Romford Film Festival on Thursday 24th May. I got a chance to ask Ryan a few questions about what we can expect from the film, his influences for the look and style of […]

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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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26th Mar2018

Interview: ‘Corbin Nash’ casting director & co-producer Carmen Aiello

by Philip Rogers

Searching a world of darkness for a truth he was never ready for, a rogue detective (Dean S. Jagger) is murdered only to be reborn the ultimate killer. Embracing his destiny, vowing vengeance on all that destroyed his family; he is Corbin Nash, Demon Hunter. With the film dure for release on April 20th, I […]

22nd Mar2018

GFF 2018 Interview: Director David Freyne discusses ‘The Cured’

by Matthew Turner

The Cured which stars Ellen Page, Sam Keeley, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Paula Malcomson, screened at this years Glasgow Film Festival, where I got a chance to sit down with David Freyne, who makes his directorial debut with the film… In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, […]

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19th Mar2018

Interview: John Ryan Howard on ‘Beyond the Woods’

by Philip Rogers

With Beyond the Woods on DVD and VOD in both the UK and America, I got a chance to ask actor John Ryan Howard a few questions about how he got into acting, working with director Sean Breathnach and what we can expect from the film. How did you first get into acting? Well the […]

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16th Mar2018

Starbust Festival 2018: Sam Saffold – ‘A Welcoming Place’ Interview

by Philip Rogers

With A Welcoming Place making its debut UK screening at the Starburst MediaCity Festival I got an opportunity to ask Sam Saffold a few questions about his debut film including; his inspirations for the look and the style of the film, the challenges he faced and his favourite scenes. How did you first get into […]

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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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08th Mar2018

Interview: Nicholas Tana talks ‘Hell’s Kitty’

by Philip Rogers

Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Dale Midkiff (Pet Sematary), Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes), Courtney Gains (The Children of The Corn), Lynn Lowry (Cat People), Kelli Maroni (Night of The Comet), Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), John Franklin (The Addams Family) and a ‘Killer Klown’ […]

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07th Mar2018

‘Death House’ Interview: Tony Moran

by Phil Wheat

With the highly- anticipated horror Death House being released in cinemas, I got a chance to ask with actor Tony Moran about how he got involved with the film, what we can expect and what it was like working on Death House. 
How did you first get into acting? I actually got into it when […]

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06th Mar2018

‘Death House’ Interview: Aleksandra Svetlichnaya

by Philip Rogers

With the eagerly-anticipated horror Death House now released in cinemas I got a chance to chat with actress Aleksandra Svetlichnaya about being involved with the film, what makes Death House stand out in the horror genre and her series of short films based in the #Dinnerverse. What can we expect from Death House? Based on […]

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