37 episodes

The Directors UK Podcast allows the listener to attend our member Q&A events with top directors. Hear what directors have to say when they speak to a room of their peers, and gain exclusive insight into their creative process.

Directors UK is the professional association for screen directors working in the UK. With over 7,000 members, we protect the rights and represent the concerns of directors in a fast-changing industry. We promote excellence in the craft of directing and campaign for equal opportunities for all.

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The Directors UK Podcast allows the listener to attend our member Q&A events with top directors. Hear what directors have to say when they speak to a room of their peers, and gain exclusive insight into their creative process.

Directors UK is the professional association for screen directors working in the UK. With over 7,000 members, we protect the rights and represent the concerns of directors in a fast-changing industry. We promote excellence in the craft of directing and campaign for equal opportunities for all.

    Judas and the Black Messiah: Shaka King in conversation with Barry Jenkins

    Judas and the Black Messiah: Shaka King in conversation with Barry Jenkins

    It's Directors UK Podcast time! In this episode we’re treated to a fascinating discussion between two outstanding filmmakers, Shaka King and Barry Jenkins, as they discuss Shaka’s latest film, Judas and the Black Messiah.

    Together they discuss staying true to the story of Fred Hampton, directing the film’s many amazing performances, working long-distance on its brilliant score, and so much more.

    Just a heads up, there’s some strong language in this episode. We hope you enjoy the show!

    • 59 min
    News of the World: Paul Greengrass in conversation with Mike Leigh

    News of the World: Paul Greengrass in conversation with Mike Leigh

    Welcome to the Directors UK Podcast!

    In this episode, we’re treated to a fascinating conversation between two filmmaking greats, as Paul Greengrass chats with Mike Leigh about his latest film, News of the World.

    In a wide-ranging discussion, Paul and Mike talk about the allure of the Western genre, what it takes to forge a directing career, and the state of the industry for emerging filmmakers.

    Just as a heads up – there is some strong language in this episode! Enjoy!

    Music: Loyalty Freak

    • 55 min
    One Night in Miami...Regina King in conversation with Beeban Kidron

    One Night in Miami...Regina King in conversation with Beeban Kidron

    The Directors UK Podcast is back!

    This episode comes from our last event of 2020, where we were thrilled to host the Golden Globe-nominated director Regina King in conversation about her debut film, One Night in Miami.

    Together with Beeban Kidron, Regina discussed nailing the film’s visual tone, bringing her insights as an actor into directing, and finding the perfect cast.

    Once Upon a Time in Miami is available now on Prime Video. We hope you enjoy the show!

    Music: Loyalty Freak

    • 55 min
    All In: The Fight For Democracy - Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés in conversation with Darcia Martin

    All In: The Fight For Democracy - Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés in conversation with Darcia Martin

    This episode of the Directors UK Podcast has a political side, as we revisit our December event with Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés, the makers of All In: The Fight for Democracy.

    This episode was recorded in the period between Joe Biden's election win and the Democratic Party Senate victories in Georgia — in which the film's central figure, Stacey Abrams, was so pivotal. Listen to All In's directors in conversation with Darcia Martin about filming under COVID, democracy in America, and working in a directing partnership.

    Music: Loyalty Freak

    • 44 min
    PODCAST: The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Aaron Sorkin and Amma Asante in conversation

    PODCAST: The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Aaron Sorkin and Amma Asante in conversation

    Back in December, we were lucky enough to have The Trial of the Chicago 7 director, writer and 2021 Golden Globe nominee Aaron Sorkin join us in conversation with Amma Asante. Now you can listen to it all on the Directors UK Podcast!

    As well as answering questions from members, Aaron discussed his approach to directing such a large and brilliant cast, the things he has and hasn’t learnt from his many years in the industry, and his physical approach to dialogue.

    Music: Loyalty Freak

    • 1 hr 4 min
    PODCAST: Nomadland Q&A with Chloé Zhao, Joshua James Richards and Asif Kapadia

    PODCAST: Nomadland Q&A with Chloé Zhao, Joshua James Richards and Asif Kapadia

    It's here - the latest episode of the Directors UK Podcast!

    This one is a real treat, as we’re joined by the director of Nomadland, Chloé Zhao and her collaborator and Director of Photography Joshua James Richards.

    They join Asif Kapadia for a fascinating discussion about creating the film that’s been generating critical raves and tearing up awards season. From blending fact and fiction, shooting with natural light and working with Frances McDormand, this talk is a celebration of filmmaking.

    Enjoy!

    Music: Loyalty Freak

    • 53 min

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