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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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Chad Keith - Production Designer - Goodbye Solo, On The Ice, Restless City, Take Shelter, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, Midnight Special, and Loving

Chad's projects have included: Goodbye Solo, the short film, Plastic Bag, Restless City, On the Ice, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Take Shelter.

More recent projects have included: At Any Price, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, and Midnight Special.  Midnight Special is about father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers

Chad's upcoming work includes work again with director Jeff Nichols on his acclaimed feature, Loving.

Direct download: ChadKeith.mp3
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Michael Taylor - Film Editor - The Order of Myths, Freakonomics, Love Is Strange, I Believe in Unicorns, Youth in Oregon, and Elvis & Nixon

Michael worked as a script supervisor for several years on films including: The Wedding Banquet, Eat Drink Man Woman, Happiness, You Can Count on Me, Monster's Ball, American Splendor, Bad Santa, Garden State, and Thumbsucker.

Michael's works as editor over the years include projects like: The Order of Myths, Freakonomics, The Loneliest Planet, Hateship Loveship, Love Is Strange, and I Believe in Unicorns.

More recently, Michael edited the documentary, The Babushkas of Chernobyl, Free in Deed, White Girl, Youth in Oregon, and the acclaimed historical comedy, Elvis & Nixon.

Direct download: MichaelTaylor.mp3
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Meg Morman and Sunny Boling - Casting Directors - Waitress, Dear Lemon Lima, Natural Selection, and Hello, My Name Is Doris

Meg and Sunny started their own casting agency in 2004, and one of their notable early efforts was the film Waitress, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Over the years, Meg and Sunny have casted dozens of feature films, television, and web series, including the films Dear Lemon Lima, Natural Selection, and I Believe in Unicorns.

One of Meg and Sunny's recent projects is the feature film Hello, My Name is Doris (starring Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Stephen Root, Tyne Daly), about a quirky older woman's infatuation with a young co-worker.

Meg and Sunny also serve as the Casting Consultants for the Film Independent's Director's Lab, an intensive eight-week program for directors who are prepping their independent feature films.

Direct download: MormanBolingCasting.mp3
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Brian H. Kim - Composer - Hello My Name Is Doris, G.B.F., Star vs. the Forces of Evil, and Grounded

Brian most recently completed scores for the film Hello, My Name Is Doris, starring Sally Field and directed by Michael Showalter, the drama Grounded, starring Aaron Paul and Jeff Daniels, and the comedy G.B.F., starring Michael J. Willett and Megan Mullally.

In addition, Brian is scoring the hit Disney animated series Star vs. the Forces of Evil and Brian is known for his work over the years on the acclaimed television series, How I Met Your Mother.

As a multi-instrumentalist and singer, Brian has recorded with artists such as Neil Patrick Harris, Adele, and Boyz II Men. He has performed in more than two dozen countries around the world.

Direct download: BrianHKim.mp3
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Chris Wyatt - UK Film Editor - The Pillow Book, Shadow of the Vampire, Max, Dead Man's Shoes, Dreams of a Life, The Falling, and '71

Some of Chris' earlier projects included: The Pillow Book, Shadow of the Vampire, and Max.

Chris' work as editor over the years has also included the films Dead Man's Shoes, This Is England, and Dreams of a Life.

More recently, Chris co-edited Partisan, and edited the The Ones Below, The Falling, and '71.

Direct download: ChrisWyatt.mp3
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Pater Sparrow - Hungarian Film Production Designer and Filmmaker - 1, Being Julia, The Duke Of Burgundy, and Budapest Noir

After living and studying in the UK, Pater returned to Budapest where he started developing his first feature film and made several experimental films and visual projects which attracted attention to him. His first feature film 1 in 2009 made a very successful debut in Hungary and  collected awards abroad.

Over the years, Pater worked in several fields of professional film and television crews, as assistant production designer on Being Julia and production designer of Peter Strickland's third feature film The Duke Of Burgundy.

Pater worked as production designer on upcoming Hungarian feature films such as My Night Is Your Day, Well, and Budapest Noir.  Pater is developing his second feature film based on Boris Vian's Heartsnatcher.

Direct download: PaterSparrow.mp3
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Matyas Fekete - Hungarian Film Editor - Delta, King of Devil's Island, Berberian Sound Studio, Katalin Varga, and The Duke of Burgundy

Matyas has worked as assistant editor over the years on films including: Delta, King of Devil's Island, Berberian Sound Studio, and the upcoming The Coldest City.

As editor, Matyas, has worked on two celebrated stylistics features for Peter Strickland, Katalin Varga, the more recent, The Duke of Burgundy, and the upcoming, Budapest Noir.

Direct download: MatyasFekete.mp3
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Michael Miller - Film Editor - Manhattan, Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Ghost World, Boys on the Side,  Slipstream, Happythankyoumoreplease, and Infinitely Polar Bear

Michael landed the job of assistant editor on Woody Allen's film Manhattan as well as Stardust Memories and Raging Bull and he became a sound editor on Joel and Ethan Coen's film, Blood Simple, and going onto collaborate as film editor of Raising Arizona and Miller's Crossing.

Michael's many other cutting credits include I'm Gonna Git U Sucka, Boys on the Side, Swing Kids, Ghost World, Stigmata, and Slipstream.

More recently, he edited Josh Radnor's Happythankyoumoreplease, Liberal Arts, and the feature, The Runner.

Michael edited Maya Forbes' Infinitely Polar Bear, manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters.

Michael has taught film editing at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His upcoming projects include the features, And Punching the Clown and Abundant Acreage Available.

Direct download: MichaelMiller.mp3
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Courtney Marsh - Director and Writer - Oscar nominated documentary, Chau, Beyond the Lines

Courtney is a filmmaker and activist originally from South Florida.

Upon graduating UCLA with her BFA, Courtney worked extensively in the camera department under the mentorship of Salvatore Totino.

Courtney's short films have screened internationally and she has participated in programs with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as well as Film Independent.

Courtney currently lives in Los Angeles and her Oscar nominated film, Chau, beyond the lines has screened internationally, bringing awareness and encourage the dioxin cleanup in Vietnam.

Direct download: CourtneyMarsh.mp3
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