Spoiler Alert Radio
Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Nicolas Chaudeurge - UK Film Editor - WASP, Red Road, My Enemy's Enemy, and Fish Tank

Nicolas Chaudeurge, a UK based film editor, has been editing drama and documentary for 14 years in both the UK and France. He has edited over twenty award- winning short films, including the Oscar winning Wasp, directed by Andrea Arnold.

Nicolas soon moved on to editing television dramas and feature films, collaborating again with Andrea Arnold on Red Road which won the Cannes Jury Prize. Other recent credits include Kevin McDonald’s feature documentary My Enemy’s Enemy and The Crimson Wing: Mystery of the Flamingos for Disney.

Nicolas recently worked on Andrea Arnold’s film Fish Tank, the story of 15-year old Mia, whose life is turned on its head when her mother brings home a new boyfriend, in an unsettling coming of age film, which also won a Jury Prize in Cannes and a BAFTA for Best British Film.

Direct download: Nicolas_Chaudeurge.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Rob Lemkin - UK Documentary Filmmaker - Enemies of the People

Rob Lemkin a UK documentary filmmaker that has produced and directed over 50 documentaries for BBC, ITV, Sky, The History Channel (US), and Arts & Entertainment.

Rob has won numerous awards in Britain and he has made several films about the history and politics of Asia over the years.

Rob's latest film is Enemies of the People, a personal documentary about those involved in the Killing Fields of Cambodia, with investigative journalist Thet Sambath, who spent a decade of life building trust of men and women who perpetrated the massacres.

Enemies of the People has been shortlisted for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Direct download: RobLemkin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Jude Farr - UK Set Decorator - Eastern Promises, Ondine, and The King's Speech

Jude Farr is a UK set decorator with over 25 years in the film and television industry.

Jude is based in the UK with experience working in France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, CZ. Republic, Romania, Ireland, Borneo, Morocco, Iceland, Finland, & Sweden.

Jude has worked on a variety of films over the years including: Shine, The Red Violin, Hannibal Rising, Bright Young Things, the original Death At A Funeral, and Eastern Promises. for David Cronenberg, featuring a about a Russian mob family in London and their family restaurant cover up.

Jude has also worked as a set decorator on the award winning film Ondine, the story of an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net who he believes to be a Selke, for Neil Jordan

Jude was recently the set decorator as part of the Academy Award nominated Art Direction team for The King’s Speech for Tom Hooper, about the King George VI of Britain's ascension to the throne and his speech therapist who helped him become worthy of it.

Direct download: JudeFarr.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Sean Kirby - Cinematographer - Police Beat, Zoo, Lovely Still, Against The Current, The Tillman Story

Cinematographer Sean Kirby shot the surreal film Police Beat, about an African-born bicycle cop encounters strange and mysterious situations on his police beat in urban Seattle.

In 2007, he re-teamed with writer/director team Robinson Devor and Charles Mudede and realized the controversial documentary Zoo about the life of an Enumclaw, Washington man who died as a result of an unusual encounter with a horse.

Some of his later credits include: Lovely Still, an emotionally moving holiday fable that tells the story of an elderly man discovering love for the first time, Against the Current, about a man, struggling with a tragic past, with an urgent calling who enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River, starring Joseph Fiennes, and The Tillman Story, a documentary on the story of Pat Tillman.

Direct download: SeanKirby.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

Lisa James Larsson - Pussyfooting, Little Children Big Words - Oscar Shortlisted director in Sweden

Lisa James Larsson has worked as an editor, director, and writer in television and short film projects.

In 2008, Lisa completed her graduation film Pussyfooting, staring Kate Dickie and Terence Beesley.

More recently, Lisa completed her short film Little Children, Big Words about a seven year old boy that tells his class mates what he wants to be when he grows up starting an uncomfortable discussion about the meaning of an unknown but loaded word, revealing the teacher’s story of victim and offender.

Little Children, Big Words premiered at Palm Springs International Shortfest, and garnered a number of international screening and awards.

Little Children, Big Words is also shortlisted for Oscar nomination for the Academy Awards 2011.

Direct download: LisaJamesLarsson.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00pm EST