Spoiler Alert Radio
Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Chris Teague - New York City based Cinematographer - Children of Invention, Obvious Child, Bob and the Trees, and People Places Things

Chris has worked on a mix of projects over the years including:

Children of Invention, La Casa del Ritmo: A Film About Los Amigos Invisibles, The Porcelain Horse, and The Volunteer.

Chris' more recent work includes the following features:

Obvious Child, Appropriate Behaviour, The Mend, Bob and the Trees, and People Places Things

Direct download: ChrisTeague.mp3
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John Simpson - Award winning Foley Artist - Danny Deckchair, King Kong, The World's Fastest Indian, Australia, Mary and Max, The Hobbit films, The Lego Movie, The Water Diviner, and Mad Max: Fury Road

John started recording and performing Foley back in 1985 working for the South Australian Film Corporation. He went freelance as a Foley artist in 1987, starting his own company in 1997, FeetnFrames.

The FeetnFrames studio is set in remote rural South Australia. The remoteness gives them a great advantage as his team can easily record outside when required. With great recording locations nearby, they are able to do location foley when the film requires it and sounds that cannot be created with the same quality in the studio.

John's earlier projects include Foley walker work on Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady and Peter Weir's The Truman Show. Other Foley artist work included: Oscar and Lucinda, Babe: Pig and the City, Lantana, and Danny Deckchair.

John's diverse mix of projects for FeetnFrames have included: King Kong, The World's Fastest Indian, December Boys, Australia, Mary and Max, The Lovely Bones, The Hobbit films, The Sapphires, and 100 Bloody Acres.

More recent Foley projects for John's team include: Chef, The Lego Movie, The Babadook, The Water Diviner, Mad Max: Fury Road, and the upcoming film, Regression.

Direct download: JohnSimpson.mp3
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Richard Wong - Cinematographer and Director - COLMA: The Musical, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Yes, We re Open, Soul of a Banquet, Man From Reno, Spare Parts, and Advantageous

Richard is an Independent Spirit Award nominated director and cinematographer, whose work includes the films:  COLMA: The Musical and Fruit Fly for H.P. Mendoza, and Wayne Wang's films, The Princess of Nebraska and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.

He has worked as a DIT (Digital Imaging Technician) on television shows, most notably Arrested Development

Following these projects, Richard directed the feature film Yes, We're Open in 2012.

Recent projects of his as cinematographer include the feature films Man From Reno, Spare Parts, Advantageous, and the documentary, Soul of a Banquet.

Direct download: RichardWong.mp3
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Luke Doolan - Australian Film Editor and Director - Miracle Fish, The Square, Animal Kingdom, The Gift

Luke spent his early days in feature film assisting legendary editor Jill Bilcock on Moulin Rouge

Luke has previously shot and edited previsualisation on Baz Luhrman's Australia and George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode III.

Luke has also directed films, including the short film Miracle Fish, which garnered him an Oscar nomination for best short film. Some other projects include the short Cryo and the upcoming Out of State

Luke is a member of the Australian production company Blue Tongue Films with Nash and Joel Edgerton among others.

Luke's feature films as editor include The Square and Animal Kingdom, for which he won the AFI best editing award.

Luke recently edited Joel Edgerton's acclaimed film The Gift, about a married couple whose lives are up-ended by an acquaintance from the past forced into their lives. 

Direct download: LukeDoolan.mp3
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Eugene Gearty - Oscar winning Sound Engineer - Films for: Jim Jarmusch, John Sayles, The Coen Brothers, Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, Michel Gondry, Martin Scorsese, Ang Lee, and Bill Pohlad (for Love & Mercy)

Eugene has worked on many projects for Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, and Ang Lee over the years. He has also worked on films for Jim Jarmusch, The Coen Brothers, John Sayles, and Lee Daniels.

Eugene was nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Sound for the film Gangs of New York and he won an Oscar for Best Sound Editing for his work on Martin Scorsese's Hugo. He also won an Emmy Award for Boardwalk Empire.

Eugene's recent projects include Gone With The Bullets for Chinese director, Wen Jiang, and Love & Mercy for Bill Pohlad

Direct download: EugeneGearty.mp3
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Ross Emery - Australian born Cinematographer - Dark City, The Matrix Trilogy, Underworld Rise of the Lycans, The Giver, and Woman in Gold

Born in Sydney, Australia, Ross learned his early craft with his documentary maker father with an early career working on documentary films in Africa, Asia and South America. 

Ross' early documentary work progressed to feature film work as first an AC then operator on many high profile projects and working with such esteemed International DPs as William Fraker, Darius Wolski, and Lazlo Kovacs

Ross moved up to 2nd Unit DP on such notable projects as The Matrix and subsequent trilogy, Superman Returns, and Anna and the King.

Ross'  natural progression to DP with films such as The Cave and Underworld Rise of the Lycans are films that require a high level of expertise in difficult blends of action, VFX and performance. 

Ross recent projects as Director of Photography include acclaimed films including The Giver for Philip Noyce and Woman in Gold for Simon Curtis

Direct download: RossEmery.mp3
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Barry Alexander Brown - Film Editor and Director - The War at Home, Salaam Bombay, Do the Right Thing, The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey, Malcolm X, Detachment, and The Giver

As a film director, Barry co-directed the Oscar nominated documentary film The War at Home in 1979. 

Some of Barry's other film directing credits include The Who's Tommy, the Amazing Journey, the feature film Winning Girls Through Psychic Mind Control, and the documentary Sidewalk.

As a film editor, Barry has worked with director Mira Nair on films like Salaam Bombay and the upcoming Queen of Katwe.  

Barry's projects for Spike Lee over the years include: She's Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, He Got Game, 25th Hour, and Inside Man.

Barry's more recent projects as editor include: Passing Strange, Bill Cunningham New York, Detachment, and The Giver

Direct download: BarryAlexanderBrown.mp3
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Mikael Varhelyi - Swedish Production Designer and Art Director - Adam & Eva, The Reunion, The Swimsuit Issue, The American, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Mikael received his MFA in Industrial Design at Konstfack University College of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm in 1989. 

Mikael’s film projects over the years includes production design on Adam & Eva, The Reunion, The Threat, and The Swimsuit Issue.  

Mikael was an Art Director on Anton Corbjin's The American and the Supervising Art Director on David Fincher’s remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Mikael’s more recent work includes the critically acclaimed feature, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and the television series, The Assets.

Direct download: MikaelVarhelyi.mp3
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Jennifer Phang - Award winning San Francisco based filmmaker - Half Life and Advantageous

Jennifer's award-winning debut feature film Half-Life premiered in 2008 at Sundance and Tokyo International, screened at SXSW, and was distributed by the Sundance Channel.

Some of Jennifer's other projects include directing and editing the music video Glass Butterfly, and editing and producing the Sundance Short Crazy Beats Strong Every Time.

Jennifer won the inaugural San Francisco Film Society Women’s Filmmaker Fellowship, and serves as a filmmaking mentor for President Obama’s Call to Arts Pledge. 

Jennifer's recent feature Advantageous won a Jury Prize at Sundance 2015 and it was based on her award winning 2012 short of the same name.  

Advantageous takes place in a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship where a mother and daughter do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

Advantageous is available via Video on Demand on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, and VUDU.

Direct download: JenniferPhang.mp3
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Kim Sinclair - Oscar winning Art Director and Production Designer from New Zealand - Cast Away, The Last Samurai, Avatar, Adventures of Tintin, Man of Steel, The Dark Horse, and Slow West

Kim's earlier projects include Vertical Limit and Her Majesty shot in New Zealand.

Overseas, Kim has often worked largely with local crews, working in South Pacific Fiji on Cast Away, Legend of Zorro in Mexico, and Beyond Borders in Thailand. Kim also created the look of a Japanese village for The Last Samurai, actually built in a valley near New Plymouth. 

In 2010, Kim was one of three art department heads to win both an Oscar and a BAFTA for their work on AvatarKim also worked on Under the Mountain, headed the design team on The Adventures of Tintin

Kim was one of the supervising art directors on the North American shoot of Man of Steel and was a visual effects art director on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Kim was more recently the production designer of acclaimed New Zealand drama, The Dark Horse, and the Sundance Jury Prize winning action western film, Slow West.

Direct download: KimSinclair.mp3
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