The Screenster Podcast takes a closer look at the film and television world through the lens of industry insiders. Host and actress Georgie Grier talks to her guests about their careers, the highs and lows of this business and the good stuff on our screens.
Acting in Sky's The Baby with Amira Ghazalla
Amira Ghazalla is an Actor who recently starred in ‘The Baby’, a new comic horror series on Sky Atlantic. Amira tells Georgie more about her time playing the brilliant character ‘Mrs Eaves’ and Georgie was fascinated to find out what it was like filming with an actual baby. They discuss the themes behind the show, what Amira is watching on television at the moment and Georgie tells Amira she wins the prize for the best Zoom background.
Acting and Funny Videos with Ed Jones
Funny man, Ed Jones, joins Georgie on the podcast this week to answer all of Georgie's questions on his videos that she loves. If you don't already follow Ed, he's on Instagram and TikTok at @edjonesuk.
On the podcast this week, Ed and Georgie also laugh over a job they did together, they chat Edinburgh Fringe (Ed will be performing 'Bagbeard' with his comedy trio 'Crybabies' at the Pleasance Dome. Link below for tickets!) and Georgie finds out what Ed is watching.
Elvis and Movement Directing with Polly Bennett
This week on the podcast, Georgie is joined Movement Director and Choreographer, Polly Bennett. Polly's credits seem to be never ending; from working with Austin Butler on Baz Luhrmann's latest film 'Elvis', to other biopics like 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and then there are TV shows like 'The Crown'. (There's too many to list here. Go and have a look at her incredible CV!)
Georgie loved Austin Butler's performance in 'Elvis' and asks Polly more about her time working with Austin and what their day to day looked like. Polly also chats about her process with other characters such as the crowds of Elvis's 'adoring fans' and what it was like filming in Australia. Georgie tells Polly about her (sort of) claim to 'Home and Away' fame and they both accidentally call Austin the name Elvis (he really was that incredible....).
You can find Polly over at @pollyannabennett
What We're Watching - Bonus Episode
Georgie is joined by her friend, Charlotte Couture, to discuss what they've been watching on TV and at the cinema. Charlotte is a Director, Actor and Producer and one of her most recent films that she directed is 'Different Day'.
Georgie and Charlotte try their best to keep Ruby the dog from interrupting the conversation (Charlotte was dog sitting), they discuss how they met at drama school and they bond over a certain Beverly Hills show.
Into Film with Paul Reeve
Into Film is a charity that supports film in education. This week, Georgie sat down with its CEO, Paul Reeve. Paul tells Georgie more about what Into Film involves; from Film Clubs to streaming platforms, and Georgie finds out about the Into Film Awards which will take place tomorrow on Tuesday 28th June at the ODEON Luxe in Leicester Square (and which will be hosted by Sue Perkins!). Georgie asks Paul more about the Awards, Paul discusses his favourite childhood film and Georgie finds out what Paul is watching on television at the moment.
To find out more about Into Film, head to their website www.intofilm.org
Aviation in 'Top Gun: Maverick' with Aerial Coordinator & Camera Pilot Kevin LaRosa II
Kevin LaRosa II is an Aerial Coordinator and Stunt Pilot. From ‘Iron Man’ to ‘The Avengers’, Kevin has piloted on an EXTRAORDINARY list of film credits and most recently it was ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, Georgie’s now favourite film of all time. Georgie asks Kevin about how he first blended the worlds of aviation and the movies, she talks about her family’s background in the skies and Kevin reveals some incredible behind the scenes secrets about the filming of this latest 'Top Gun' film. Yes, the Actors were really flying inside those planes! Have a listen to find out more about Kevin's outstanding (!!) career.
My favourite podcast to tune into! I look forward to every new episode of Georgie’s insightful and entertaining podcasts. I love the range of guests and can highly recommend to anyone interested in TV and film 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Keep them coming!
The greatest guests
Georgie is so knowledgeable about the industry and a joy to listen to, I love the diversity of guests and look forward to new episodes to listen to on my dog walk. Keep em coming 💛