Listen to interviews with world-class Australian directors, producers, writers and other industry professionals as they discuss their careers, latest projects and industry trends.
Stevie Cruz-Martin: from Pulse to The Tailings
Director Stevie Cruz-Martin discusses moving from features like the 2017 film Pulse, to the fast-paced world of Australian television with the 6 x 10 minute SBS series The Tailings; the importance of rehearsal time especially when working with first-time actors; lighting set-up choices to maximise shooting time; and her collaborative approach with producer Liz Doran, writer and creator Caitlin Richardson, and the rest of the heads of department.
Watch The Tailings Behind the Scenes video here.
Cian O’Clery: making Love on the Spectrum
Love on the Spectrum director and co-creator Cian O’Clery talks about his unconventional road to documentary making, from being a driver on films like the Matrix sequels, to finding his way into reality television, and then getting his big break in factual TV with Northern Pictures. He also breaks down his approach to Love on the Spectrum, including stylistic choices, how many cameras were used, shooting schedules and more.
Vanessa Gazy: creating TV at home and abroad
Vanessa Gazy talks about how the chance to create, executive produce and write on new Stan Original series Eden came about; having four days to write a bible; developing TV for Netflix; the differences in creating TV for the US and Australia; as well as her advice for anyone going into a pitch meeting.
Making scripted content for TikTok
Producers Hayley Adams and Michelle Melky of new TikTok series Scattered run through everything you need to know about making content for the app, from working in a vertical frame, to writing one-minute episodes, how music on the app works, and why they think it's the perfect platform if you're an emerging storyteller.
How to pitch to Netflix ANZ
Netflix ANZ’s Que Minh Luu and Nakul Legha talk to their programming strategy for both commissions and licencing, things to keep in mind before pitching, and what they are and aren’t looking for. The pair also detail their upcoming slate and address the controversy around upcoming docusoap Byron Baes.
Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin revisit Moulin Rouge!
To mark the 20th anniversary of Moulin Rouge!, writer, director and producer Baz Luhrmann and production and costume designer Catherine Martin look back on making the movie musical – remembering the Sydney shoot, their proudest moments, the audience reaction at Cannes Film Festival and around the globe, as well as their thoughts on the stage show opening in Australia two decades after the film premiered.
Screen Afficionados Come In
After listening to some episodes it seems like this podcast is great for those who are looking to enter the Aussie film/tv industry. Plenty of interviews with big names (Eric Bana, etc.,) but also with people who work at Screen Australia and how they got their jobs. Very niche, very cool.
Thank you, awesome podcast giving us the opportunity to understand every aspect of Screen Australia. Although, I’m hungry for more! When is the next episode?
I really enjoy this podcast.. very digestible and a great range of content.