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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Dylan Reeve - New Zealand based Director and Editor - Tickled

With a background in graphic design, marketing, web development and IT, Dylan has worked as a television editor and post-production supervisor.

Dylan currently works as Head of Post-Production on the New Zealand serial drama Shortland Street, producing 250 half-hour episodes of scripted drama in 49 weeks each year.

Dylan has recently partnered with David Farrier to co-direct the feature documentary film, Tickled.

Tickled is a disturbing tale of what seems at first glance to be a silly subculture, but reveals something far more sinister underneath.

Tickled has been nominated for awards at several film festivals and is currently screening around the US and worldwide.

Direct download: DylanReeve.mp3
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Jakob Ihre - Swedish Cinematographer - Reprise, A Family, Nokas, Oslo, August 31st, Lola Versus, Quitters, The End of the Tour, and Louder Than Bombs

Jakob's projects over the years have included: Reprise, A Family, Nokas, and Oslo, August 31st including working with Joachim Trier over the years.

Some of Jakob's more current projects include: Lola Versus, The End of the Tour, Quitters, and the recently released, Louder Than Bombs.

Direct download: JakobIhre2.mp3
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Louise Kiely - Irish Casting Director - 32A, Death of a Superhero, Parked, What Richard Did, Sing Street, Irish casting for The Lobster, Redwater, and the upcoming Handsome Devil

Louise has a Degree in Law from University College Cork.  She then trained at The Gaiety School of Acting. She was an Actor for a short period before setting up Louise Kiely Casting in 2005.

Louise Kiely Casting provides an efficient and innovative service combining our creative and administrative talents.

Louise has worked on the following projects over the years include: 32A, Death of a Superhero, Parked, and Redwater for the BBC.

Her more recent projects include: What Richard Did, Sing Street, Irish casting for The Lobster, and the upcoming Handsome Devil

Direct download: LouiseKiely.mp3
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Jim Denault - Cinematographer - Boys Don't Cry, Maria Full Of Grace, Six Feet Under, Game Change, Trumbo, and All The Way

Jim got his start shooting distinctive independent features and has gone on to photograph in a wide range of film and television genres.

One of Jim's earlier projects was the film Nadja, which was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography in 1996.

Some of Jim's other earlier work includes the films Clockwatchers, Boys Don't Cry, and The Believer.

Jim's television work over the years includes the HBO series, Six Feet Under and Carnivale, for which he received an Emmy nomination, and more recently the series Silicon Valley and Wayward Pines.

Jim's recent film work includes the theatrical features Trumbo and Pitch Perfect 2, as well as the television movies Game Change and All The Way, both political dramas. 

Direct download: JimDenault.mp3
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Steve Cosens - Director of Photography - Flower & Garnet, The Tracey Fragments, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, Music From The Big House, Citizen Gangster, Born to Be Blue, and the upcoming Mean Dreams

Steve has long been creating striking images with his cinematography in such films as Flower & Garnet, Seven Times Lucky, and The Dark Hours.

Steve worked on iconic Canadian Director Bruce McDonald's film, The Tracey Fragments, pushing the boundaries of cinema, as well as and the award winning debut from Charles Officer, Nurse.Fighter.Boy.

Steve's work on the Canadian TV series, Durham County, earned him one of several Gemini nominations in his career.

Some of Steve's other credits include the UK-Canada co-production, Snow Cake, re-teaming with Bruce McDonald for the documentary Music from the Big House, and the film Citizen Gangster.

Steve recently shot the drama Sitting on the Edge of Marlene, Preggoland, and Born to Be Blue, a re-imagining of jazz legend Chet Baker's musical comeback in the late 1960s.  

In addition, he worked on the upcoming, Mean Dreams, which debuted at the Cannes.

Direct download: SteveCosens.mp3
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John Axelrad - Film Editor - We Own The Night, Two Lovers, Crazy Heart, The Immigrant, Rudderless, Krampus, and Miles Ahead

John attended the USC School of Cinema-Television Production.

Early on in his career, John was an assistant editor on varied projects including earlier films for Steven Soderbergh like Out of Sight and Erin Brocovich.

John's projects over the years, include: We Own The Night, Two Lovers, Crazy Heart, and The Immigrant.

Some of John's more recent projects include: Rudderless, a music related comedy/drama for William H. Macy, Before We Go for Chris Evans, Krampus, a holiday comedy/fantasy horror, and Miles Ahead for Don Cheadle, a narrative feature about the life and music of Miles Davis.

Direct download: JohnAxelrad2.mp3
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Shane Valentino - Production Designer and Art Director - Ball Don't Lie, Beginners, John Carter, The Normal Heart, Straight Outta Compton, and the upcoming, Nocturnal Animals

Earlier on, Shane collaborated with some of NYC's independent premier production companies and relocated from New York City to Los Angeles then working in the art department on films for Alejandro Agresti and Christopher Nolan.

On the West Coast, Shane worked as a production designer on such films as Talmage Cooley's film, Taking Chances, Brin Hill's film, Ball Don't Lie and the television series, House of Lies, starring Don Cheadle.

As production designer, Shane more recently worked and the Oscar winning, Beginners, the HBO movie, The Normal Heart, and on Straight Outta Compton about the revolutionary hip-hop group, N.W.A.

Shane has also worked on Tom Ford's upcoming film, Nocturnal Animals.

Direct download: ShaneValentino.mp3
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Kristian Eidnes Andersen - Danish Sound Designer and Composer for Lars Von Trier, Susanne Bier, Thomas Vinterberg, and Nicolas Winding Refn

Kristian has been a sound designer on more than 90 films including a long list of Lars Von Trier's productions like Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Antichrist, Melancholia, and Nymphomaniac. He has also headed the sound design department at The National Film School of Denmark.

In addition, Kristian has worked on both larger productions with directors such as Susanne Bier, Thomas Vinterberg, and Nicolas Winding Refn.

Kristian's credits as a composer consist of over 40 titles including Antichrist, Submarino, Klown, and Per Olav Sorensen's series, The Half Brother and his latest The Heavy Water War (or The Saboteurs).

Kristian's other projects include: the Academy Award winning Ida, Blood in the Mobile, A Caretakers Tale, The Weight of Elephants, and the acclaimed, The Man Who Saved the World.

Direct download: KristianEidnesAndersen.mp3
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Kurt Engfehr - Documentary Filmmaker and Editor - Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, Red Army, and The Kids Menu

Kurt worked on Michael Moore's films, Bowling For Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11.

Some of Kurt's other film projects include Seamless, Angelina Jolie's directing debut, the documentary, A Place in Time, and the documentary Trumbo.

In addition to editing, Kurt has worked as producer on projects such as the BAFTA-nominated UK documentary Taking Liberties, America the Beautiful, and Bigger Stronger Faster.

Kurt has directed several health and diet related documentaries including Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2, and The Kids Menu.

Kurt's other recent projects include the music documentary Manifesto: A Film About Manic Street Preachers and Red Army, about the famous Soviet hockey team.

Direct download: KurtEngfehr.mp3
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Donald Grieg - Musician, Composer, and Manager of The Orlando Consort - Voices Appeared, a vocal score to Carl Dreyer's, The Passion of Joan of Arc

After getting a degree in English and Film Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury followed by post-grad work in Film Theory and despite serious attempts to work in the film industry, Donald ended up in the early music scene in London.

He claims he was in the right place at the right time and joined Tallis Scholars in 1985 and by 1988 when he was a founding member of The Orlando Consort.

The Orlando Consort rapidly achieved a reputation as one of Europe s most expert and consistently challenging groups performing repertoire from the years 1050 to 1550. The unique imagination and originality of their programming together with their superb vocal skills has marked the Consort out as the outstanding leaders of their field.

More recently, Donald has been able to combine his work with the ensemble by creating a vocal score to accompany the film called Voices Appeared, to accompany Carl Dreyer's film, The Passion of Joan of Arc.

The Orlando Consort has performed live with the Voices Appeared and The Passion of Joan of Arc for early music and film fans worldwide.

Direct download: DonaldGrieg.mp3
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