Running the NFTS Masterclass programme I’ve had the privilege of arranging, producing and hosting events with inspiring, and incredibly kind, filmmakers. There’s a collection of quotes and advice from some of the speakers in this blog post – “Cynicism is the death of creativity”
Here’re a few photos and articles about some of the Masterclasses:
Article about Suffragette Screenwriter Abi Morgan.
Article about Beats Masterclass
Here’s a piece on the NFTS website, including a couple of short film clips, about an interview I did with BIFA winning writer-director-actress Alice Lowe (Sightseers, Prevenge) for an NFTS Masterclass.
One of the clips below, Alice here talking about using improvisation as part of the writing process:
Screen Daily article on Alfonso Cuaron’s Masterclass about Gravity.
Article about writer-director Michael Pearce’s Masterclass with his BAFTA winning debut feature Beast.
Screen Daily article on Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, The Full Monty, Everest screenwriter Simon Beaufoy’s Masterclass.
Article about Lynne Ramsay’s Masterclass with preview of You Were Never Really Here
Article about Edgar Wright’s Masterclass. And a short blog post about the event, including footage of Edgar Wright and his friend, director Corin Hardy, who interviewed him for the Masterclass, appearing on TV together aged seventeen showing their early film-making.
Screen Daily piece about Guillermo del Toro’s Masterclass.
Article about Snatches: Moments from Women’s Lives Masterclass
“Fight to get energy into your scripts because writing itself is a very passive process – you’re sedentary, fight to put energy into the script so that it’s not just people talking to one another.” – Russell T Davies. More from Russell T Davies’s Masterclass with his Banana director Lewis Arnold and editor Paulo Pandolpho.
Article about Masterclass with In Bruges and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Writer-Director Martin McDonagh and Producer Graham Broadbent
Article about Star Wars: Rogue One director Gareth Edwards’ Masterclass.
Article about Bill Nighy’s ‘Acting for the Screen’ Masterclass
Article about writer-director Debra Granik’s Masterclass with preview of Leave No Trace
Article about Masterclass with Dog Soldiers and Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall
Article on Screen Daily about director Thomas Vinterberg and cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen’s Masterclass.
Article about Sightseers, Kill List and Free Fire director Ben Wheatley’s Masterclass
Article about Rian Johnson’s Masterclass
Article I wrote about writer-director Francis Lee’s Masterclass with God’s Own Country
Feature on Joe Wright’s Masterclass.
Article about Sue Vertue and Steven Moffat’s Masterclass
Screen Daily’s article about the Joe Cornish Masterclass