Interview: Kevin Sampson on Awaydays

Awaydays

Kevin Sampson is a British writer best known for his novels Awaydays (1998) and Powder (1999).

Awaydays is now a film and the story, based on his Merseyside football-following youth, explores the relationship between two teenagers (Nicky Bell and Liam Boyle) in the late 1970s.

I recently spoke with Kevin in London about the film and you can listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Kevin_Sampson_on_Awaydays.mp3]

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Awaydays is out now at selected UK cinemas

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> Awaydays at the IMDb
> Official site
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Interview: Ben Barnes and Jessica Biel on Easy Virtue

Ben Barnes and Jessica Biel on Easy Virtue

Easy Virtue is a comedy based on Noel Coward’s play of the same name.

The story is about a glamorous American widow (Jessica Biel) who marries a young Englishman (Ben Barnes) in the South of France before going home to England to meet his parents (played by Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas).

It was previously made as a silent film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1928 but this version is directed by Stephan Elliott.

I spoke with Ben Barnes and Jessica Biel about the  film just after it had played at the London Film Festival last October and you can listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Ben_Barnes_and_Jessica_Biel_on_Easy_Virtue.mp3]

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Easy Virtue is out now on DVD in the UK and opens in selected US cinemas on Friday 22nd May

* Check out our interview with Colin Firth and director Stephan Elliot about the film *

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Easy Virtue at the IMDb
> Buy Easy Virtue on DVD at Amazon UK
> Find out more about Ben Barnes and Jessica Biel at Wikipedia
Get local showtimes via Google Movies

Interview: Henry Selick on Coraline

Henry Selick on Coraline

Director Henry Selick is an American stop motion director, producer and writer who is best known for directing films such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach.

His latest film is Coraline, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2002 novella about a young girl who finds a portal to an alternate world, featuring the voices of Dakota FanningTeri Hatcher and Keith David.

I spoke with Henry recently in London about the film and you can listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Henry_Selick_on_Coraline.mp3]

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Coraline is out now at UK cinemas

> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Henry Selick at the IMDb
> Official site for Coraline
> Find out more about the Neil Gaiman novella at Wikipedia

Interview: Eran Creevy and Daniel Mays on Shifty

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Shifty is a new British film about a young drug dealer (Riz Ahmed) in a town just outside London who sees his life spiral out of control when his best friend (Daniel Mays) returns home.

Directed by Eran Creevy and co-starring Jason Flemyng and Francesca Annis, it was funded by Film London‘s Microwave scheme and shot in just 18 days.

I recently spoke with Eran and Daniel in London and we discussed the film and how it got made.

Listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Eran_Creevy_and_Daniel_Mays_on_Shifty.mp3]

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

 

Shifty is out at selected UK cinemas from Friday

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Eran Creevy and Daniel Mays at the IMDb
Official site for Shifty
Find out more about the Film London microwave scheme

Interview: Justin Lin on Fast & Furious

Justin Lin on Fast and Furious

Justin Lin is the director of Fast & Furious, the fourth film in the franchise which sees Vin DieselPaul WalkerMichelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster reprise their roles from the original 2001 film.

He made his solo directorial debut with Better Luck Tomorrow in 1997 and went on to direct films such as Annapolis (2006) and the third Fast and Furious film Tokyo Drift (2006).

I spoke with him in London recently about this latest Fast and Furious film and the how he went about shooting the car sequences.

Listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Justin_Lin_on_Fast_and_Furious.mp3]

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

Fast & Furious is out now at UK cinemas

Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Justin Lin at the IMDb
> Official site for Fast and Furious
Find out more about the franchise at Wikipedia 

[Image courtesy of Universal Studios © 2009]