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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
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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