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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 8,000 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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    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 16 Ratings

Available on iTunes, Spotify, and wherever you get your pods.

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 8,000 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.

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson + Edgar Wright in conversation

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio: Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson + Edgar Wright in conversation

    Welcome to the Directors UK Podcast!

    This episodes comes from our member event with directors Guillermo del Toro and Mark Gustafson, directors of the stunning animated feature, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.

    Guillermo and Mark sat down with Edgar Wright for a discussion about the film’s remarkable craftsmanship, how they adapted the Pinocchio story, and their animation Golden Rules.

    We hope you enjoy the show!

    • 40 min
    Off the Rails: Jules Williamson in conversation with Susanna White

    Off the Rails: Jules Williamson in conversation with Susanna White

    Welcome to the Directors UK Podcast!

    This episode comes from our Directors UK event with Jules Williamson, director of the award-winning Off the Rails. Jules was joined in conversation by fellow director Susanna White.

    Together they discussed the experiences Jules brought into making Off the Rails, the process of directing her debut feature, and what she’ll take from it into her next directing role.

    Music: Loyalty Freak.

    • 31 min
    Then Barbara Met Alan: Amit Sharma and Bruce Goodison In Conversation with Anna Thomson

    Then Barbara Met Alan: Amit Sharma and Bruce Goodison In Conversation with Anna Thomson

    This episode comes from our Then Barbara Met Alan masterclass with directors Amit Sharma and Bruce Goodison — hosted by Directors UK Board member Anna Thomson.

    Then Barbara Met Alan tells the story of Barbara Lisicki and Alan Holdsworth, the founders of disability activism group, DAN (Disabled People's Direct Action Network).

    Drawing upon clips from the acclaimed BBC Film, Amit and Bruce discussed the process of co-directing, merging factual and drama genres, and working with disabled, deaf and neurodivergent cast and crew.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Career Case Study Masterclass With Isabelle Sieb and Samantha Harrie

    Career Case Study Masterclass With Isabelle Sieb and Samantha Harrie

    Welcome to the Directors UK Podcast!

    This episode comes from our Career Development masterclass with the amazing Isabelle Sieb, whose TV work includes Episodes 4-6 of the BAFTA-nominated BBC series Vigil, and Shetland for the BBC.

    Isabelle joined fellow director Samantha Harrie to discuss key career decisions, the way she uses social media to engage with her audiences, and to dissect some fantastic scenes she directed.

    Heads up, there are spoilers in this podcast for Shetland and Vigil – so make sure you’re all caught up before you listen.

    If you like what you hear, please subscribe and leave us a review!

    Music: Loyalty Freak

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Anatomy Of A Scandal: S.J. Clarkson in conversation with Martin Scorsese

    Anatomy Of A Scandal: S.J. Clarkson in conversation with Martin Scorsese

    The latest episode of the Directors UK Podcast has arrived!

    In this latest episode, director and former Directors UK Board member S.J. Clarkson is joined by fellow director Martin Scorsese to discuss the making of her hit TV drama, Anatomy of a Scandal.

    Together they discuss refreshing the portrayal of courtroom dramas, giving a sense of memory and thought, taking visual risks, and the sugary power of Percy Pig sweets!

    If you like our podcasts, help us reach other film and TV lovers by rating, reviewing and sharing with your friends.

    Music: Loyalty Freak

    • 59 min
    Slow Horses: James Hawes in conversation with Charles Sturridge

    Slow Horses: James Hawes in conversation with Charles Sturridge

    Welcome to the Directors UK Podcast!

    In this episode, directors James Hawes and Charles Sturridge discuss the making of James' latest series, Slow Horses. James takes us through how he became attached to the project, getting a specific look for London onscreen, and working with an amazing cast.

    If you like our podcasts, help us reach more film and TV lovers by rating us and leaving a review on your favourite podcast platform.

    Music: Loyalty Freak

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Great guests if only you could hear them

Fab line up of fascinating filmmakers but very low sound levels make it impossible for a commuter to listen to. Directors UK need to find a sound mixer....!

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