Interviews

The following interviews are part of my Filmmakers in Focus series. I spoke with writers, filmmakers, and artists based in my surrounding area to hear about their experiences within their respective industries and what advice they would offer upcoming creatives.

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Ben is a fellow University of Southampton graduate like myself who has spent many years working in theatre, film, and video production. He is the Founder and Managing Director of MWS Media, a video production service based in Newbury.

Alongside this, he has written and directed several award-winning films. Here is what he had to share.

Jade is a Thatcham based artist who produces incredible paintings of nature and wildlife. Her work has featured at several local markets and exhibitions.

 

She enjoys what she does, and has guidance to impart on how aspiring artists can achieve the same. 

Jade Hutt
Mark Brennan

Mark has been in the game for a while now. He kickstarted his filmmaking career at Shepperton Studios training Screenwriters and has gone on to become an award-winning filmmaker.

 

He is also the Founder and Former Director of the Exit 6 Film Festival in Basingstoke. We weren't short of discussion points in this exciting interview.

Ollie is a Swindon based filmmaker who already has some noteworthy credits under his belt.

 

Together, we reflected on his filmmaking journey so far, discussing his hardships, accomplishments, and plans for the future.

Oliver Rogers
Sophie Stone

Sophie is a promising young artist based in Thatcham whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for many years. She gained a popular social media following with her paintings of animals.

 

I decided to speak with Sophie about what makes a successful artist, how to become recognized online, and what challenges artists should expect to face.

Liam is a Reading based filmmaker who currently works as a Producer. We started our careers together as film students at the University of Southampton, the best uni in the world!

I caught up with Liam to see what he's up to film wise nowadays and to discuss some of his early filmography.

Liam Beazley