33 episodes

Ever wandered what the creative process is behind the films, TV shows and theatre productions you watch? Well, crew chats is a new podcast going behind the scenes and chatting to the crew that help make these productions.

Crew Chats Poonam Thanki

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Ever wandered what the creative process is behind the films, TV shows and theatre productions you watch? Well, crew chats is a new podcast going behind the scenes and chatting to the crew that help make these productions.

    Lindy Hemming -Costume Designer

    Lindy Hemming -Costume Designer

    Ever wandered what the creative process is behind the films, tv shows and theatre productions you watch? Well, Crew Chats is a podcast going behind the scenes and chatting to the crew that help make these productions.
    Lindy Hemming, from a very young age had a very keen interest in People and was fascinated by their appearance. She had ample opportunity to further pursue this study, when she began her training as an Orthopaedic Nurse and Physiotherapist, at an Orthopaedic Hospital in Shropshire. Whilst working at the hospital Lindy joined together with a group of friends and started a Folk Club, where They also put on entertainments for the patients in the hospital. Later, a friend recommended that Lindy Apply to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, (RADA) to study stage management, which she did, and this resulted in a place there. Whilst at RADA, Lindy leaned more towards the discipline of Costume Design and eventually upon completing her training, went to work at the Open Space Theatre in Tottenham Court Rd as a costume designer for Director Charles Marowitz. This lead to, 15 years of working in Theatre, at theatres such as Hampstead Theatre, The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and London’s West End. Then to designing for Films from 1983 to the present day. Lindy’s work spans from Mike Leigh’s, 'Abigails Party', the 1999 film 'Topsy Turvy', for which she won an Academy Award, 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'My Beautiful Launderette', Five 'James Bond' films, 'Wonder Woman' and the upcoming 'Wonder Woman 1984' and 'Paddington' 1 and 2 to name a few.
    Lindy's Recommendations are:
    - Chernobyl
    -Paddington 1 &2
    -Funny Bones

    • 57 min
    Ep29: Tunji Akinsehinwa- Cinematographer

    Ep29: Tunji Akinsehinwa- Cinematographer

    Ever wandered what the creative process is behind the films, tv shows and theatre productions you watch? Well, Crew Chats is a podcast going behind the scenes and chatting to the crew that help make these productions.
    Tunji Akinsehinwa wasn’t sure what he wanted to do as a youngster but one day stumbled across the French film, ‘Day for Night’ which captivated him and he knew he wanted to work in the world of filmmaking. Initially wanting to be a director, Tunji went onto study for a degree in Stills Photography and Film from the University of Westminster. Whilst studying, he found the role of cinematographer to be more interesting and decided to pursue this. He went onto get a postgraduate diploma and an MA in Film Production (cinematography) from the Northern Film School. Upon graduating, Tunji was asked by a friend from University to help set up a production company in Togo on her behalf, and later with his translator went onto film a number of documentaries in the Benin Republic and Togo. Subsequently Tunji, moved to Nigeria and began working across Africa, including, Ghana, Uganda and Benin amongst others, working on a variety of different projects from documentaries, fashion films, and feature films, including ‘Ojuju’ which was recently voted one of the best 20 Zombie films by Indiewire, coming in at number 11. In 2015, Tunji moved back to the UK and has since been teaching at The Northern Film School and Ravensbourne University part-time whilst working as a cinematographer. Tunji has worked on productions such as, ‘What Lies Within’, ‘O-Town’, ‘Deer, Woman, Child’ and ‘My Own People’ to name a few.
    Tunji's Recommendations:
    -One Child Nation
    -Bordertown
    -Delhi Crime

    • 42 min
    Ep28: Carly Griffith- Assistant Costume Designer

    Ep28: Carly Griffith- Assistant Costume Designer

    Ever wandered what the creative process is behind the films, tv shows and theatre productions you watch? Well, Crew Chats is a podcast going behind the scenes and chatting to the crew that help make these productions.
    Carly Griffith, growing up had intended to become a fine artist, but after starting her foundation studies, Carly found that she much preferred costume, which combined her lifelong passion for history and her interest in fabrics and clothing. Carly studied Costume with Performance Design at the Arts University Bournemouth. Carly began her career as a trainee on a TV Soap and worked her way up to a standby and also worked as a costume supervisor for a number of years. Carly now works in the industry as an assistant costume designer. Carly has worked on productions such as, ‘The Bill’, ‘Secret Diary of a Call Girl’, multiple seasons of ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Poldark’, ‘Beecham House’, ‘Black Mirror’ and the recently released Steve McQueen project, ‘Small Axe’ to name a few.
    Carly's Recommendations were:
    -Gilda
    -The Grand Budapest Hotel
    -The Fall (FIlm by Tarsem Singh)

    • 40 min
    Ep 27: Tim Lewis-Armourer

    Ep 27: Tim Lewis-Armourer

    Ever wandered what the creative process is behind the films, tv shows and theatre productions you watch? Well, Crew Chats is a podcast going behind the scenes and chatting to the crew that help make these productions.
    Tim Lewis had always been creative, and with the intention of pursuing a creative career, he studied Model Making for Design & Media at The Arts University Bournemouth. After graduating, Tim got his first job on the historical epic, ‘Alexander’ for which he was making costume armour and had the opportunity to travel to both Morocco and Thailand with the film. Tim then went onto work in various departments including in props, model making, special effects, costume and then also began doing small jobs for the armoury department, after meeting Armourer Simon Atherton on the film, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven’. Eventually, he was working solely for the armoury department. Tim specialises in design and manufacture of a multitude of weapons and the accessories that go with them as well as going on set with the armour. Tim has worked on productions such as, ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’, ‘Macbeth’(2015) and ‘The Old Guard’ to name a few.
    Tim's Recommendations:
    -Wallace and Gromit
    -Star Wars Original Trilogy
    -Embrace of the Serpent
    -The Repair Shop

    • 40 min
    Ep 26: Kate Morath- First Assistant Sound

    Ep 26: Kate Morath- First Assistant Sound

    Ever wandered what the creative process is behind the films, tv shows and theatre productions you watch? Well, Crew Chats is a podcast going behind the scenes and chatting to the crew that help make these productions.
    Kate Morath had from a young age had an aptitude for music but didn’t wish to pursue a career as a musician. She had always enjoyed the electronic aspects of physics and so after seeing an article about ‘sound mixing’ she applied to do some work experience and worked in a music studio in Leeds in her spare time. Subsequently Kate studied Television Operations, specialising in Sound at Ravensbourne University. Upon graduating, Kate joined the BBC Manchester audio unit, she had the opportunity to work in all aspects of audio but she especially loved working in both Drama and Music and later chose to specialise in the Drama department. After 8 years at the BBC, Kate became freelance and has subsequently worked on numerous TV and film productions such as, ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ ‘Prince of Persia’, ‘Philomena’ and ‘Victoria and Abdul’ to name a few. Kate's Recommendations:
    - The Castle
    -The Insider
    -The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

    • 29 min
    Ep25: Becky Johnson& Paul Vincett, Directors of Stitches & Glue

    Ep25: Becky Johnson& Paul Vincett, Directors of Stitches & Glue

    Ever wandered what the creative process is behind the films, tv shows and theatre productions you watch? Well, Crew Chats is a podcast going behind the scenes and chatting to the crew that help make these productions.
    Becky Johnson and Paul Vincett are the Directors of character creation company, ‘Stitches & Glue’. They both alongside their company work are also freelance makers in the film, theatre & TV industry. Becky studied Technical Effects & Makeup for the Performing Arts at The London College of Fashion. In her final year of university, Becky had the opportunity to work on the film, ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy’ and has subsequently worked in the film industry, working on productions such as, ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’, and ‘Ready Player One’, to name a few. Paul studied Illustration, specialising in Character Design and Puppets for Film and Animation at Westminster University. After graduating, Paul began his career by making character mascot costumes and went onto to become a puppet maker for a number of puppet studios. His film work has included, ‘Thor: The Dark World’, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘X-Men: First Class’. Paul started ‘Stitches& Glue’ whilst at university and it subsequently became a platform for Paul’s own puppet projects but is now the company within which Becky & Paul, design and make bespoke puppets and creature costumes for film, TV and theatre. They have worked on productions such as, Netflix’s, ‘The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance’, A worldwide theatre production of Disney’s, ‘The Little Mermaid’ and the ‘The Stranger Things’ Secret Cinema immersive experience to name a few.
    Becky & Paul's Recommendations were:
    -Willow
    -The Princess Bride
    -Little Shop of Horrors
    -Jurassic Park

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

KrutikaAdatia ,

Great insights to behind the scenes

As someone who watches movies, shows and theatre, I have never really considered the ‘crew’ that work tirelessly to make things a success. This podcast has given me appreciation for all those working behind the scene, it’s informative, insightful and simply a delight to listen to. I learn something new every episode that I listen to so Thank YOU ‘Crew Chats’.

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