11 episodes

Your definitive guide to the year in film. Host Alex Zane discovers the challenges and victories behind making some of the most revered movies of the year. With in-depth interviews with the producers of those in the running for Best Film at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024.
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Your definitive guide to the year in film. Host Alex Zane discovers the challenges and victories behind making some of the most revered movies of the year. With in-depth interviews with the producers of those in the running for Best Film at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024.
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    All Of Us Strangers

    All Of Us Strangers

    Producers Sarah Harvey and Graham Broadbent reveal what it took to bring All Of Us Strangers to our screens. In conversation with Alex Zane, the producing pair describe how they came to film at writer-director Andrew Haigh’s childhood home - and how his very personal script brought the cast together.
    Along the way they discuss their favourite moment in the movie, shooting the one-take scene with all the cast sharing a bed, and how a London tower block nearly scuppered the production.
    'All Of Us Strangers' was longlisted for Best Film at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024. To discover who wins the trophy, tune in on 18th February on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK as well as around the world, including on BritBox in North America - and discover more interviews with the nominees and longlisted movies when you follow Countdown To The BAFTAs.
    To read the transcript from this episode visit the BAFTA website, where they will be available soon.
    Produced by Matt Hill and Ollie Peart at Rethink Audio
    Sound Design by Peregrine Andrews
    Hosted by Alex Zane
    A BAFTA production

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    • 40 min
    Barbie

    Barbie

    Producer Margot Robbie joins Alex Zane to discuss the making of Barbie - from the initial pitch to toy manufacturer Mattel, to the day she received the first script from Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach - and how decisions in the edit suite and test screenings shaped the movie we see today. 
    'Barbie' was longlisted for Best Film at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024. To discover who wins the trophy, tune in on 18th February on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK as well as around the world, including on BritBox in North America - and discover more interviews with the nominees and longlisted movies when you follow Countdown To The BAFTAs.
    To read the transcript from this episode visit the BAFTA website, where they will be available soon.
    Produced by Matt Hill and Ollie Peart at Rethink Audio
    Sound Design by Peregrine Andrews
    Hosted by Alex Zane
    A BAFTA production

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    • 28 min
    Maestro

    Maestro

    Bradley Cooper produced, directed, wrote and performed in Maestro. In this conversation with Alex Zane, he reveals the writing process he undertook with Josh Singer, his portrayal of Leonard Bernstein, experiences with costar Carey Mulligan and the film's critical reception.
    However, one considerable challenge was the six-minute single shot performance at the Ely Cathedral. Executing this scene not just required Cooper to keep the rhythm but also conduct the London Symphony Orchestra - and yet it became one of his favourite memories from the set. 
    ‘Maestro’ was longlisted for Best Film at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024. To discover who wins the trophy, tune in on 18th February on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK as well as around the world, including on BritBox in North America - and discover more interviews with the nominees and longlisted movies when you follow Countdown To The BAFTAs.
    To read the transcript from this episode visit the BAFTA website, where they will be available soon.
    Produced by Matt Hill and Ollie Peart at Rethink Audio
    Hosted by Alex Zane
    A BAFTA production

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    • 35 min
    Past Lives

    Past Lives

    Pamela Koffler, one of the producers of Past Lives, talks to Alex Zane about her journey from discovering Celine Song’s script in the depth of the pandemic, to surmounting challenges in production: including coordinating travel visas and facing a flood on set.
    Pamela’s expertise in championing new directors and writers led her to Celine Song, whose journey from theatre to film led to interesting directorial choices in the shoot. 
    'Past Lives' was longlisted for Best Film at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024. To discover who wins the trophy, tune in on 18th February on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK as well as around the world, including on BritBox in North America - and discover more interviews with the nominees and longlisted movies when you follow Countdown To The BAFTAs.
    To read the transcript from this episode visit the BAFTA website, where they will be available soon.
    Produced by Matt Hill and Ollie Peart at Rethink Audio
    Sound Design by Peregrine Andrews
    Hosted by Alex Zane
    A BAFTA production

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    • 35 min
    The Zone Of Interest

    The Zone Of Interest

    Producer James Wilson talks with Alex Zane about the extensive research process they undertook to accurately depict the Höss family and their lives in the house next to Auschwitz; and the meticulous attention to detail in building the garden.
    The interview also reveals how Sandra Hüller was approached for the role of Hedwig, and how Christian Friedel, who played Nazi Commandant Rudolf Höss, sent a self-tape without knowing much about the film initially.
    ‘The Zone Of Interest’ was longlisted for Best Film at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024. To discover who wins the trophy, tune in on 18th February on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK as well as around the world, including on BritBox in North America - and discover more interviews with the nominees and longlisted movies when you follow Countdown To The BAFTAs.
    To read the transcript from this episode visit the BAFTA website, where they will be available soon.
    Produced by Matt Hill and Ollie Peart at Rethink Audio
    Sound Design by Peregrine Andrews
    Hosted by Alex Zane
    A BAFTA production

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    • 33 min
    Anatomy Of A Fall

    Anatomy Of A Fall

    It started with snow, a woman, a dog... and a piano. But how did writer-director Justine Triet bring Anatomy Of A Fall to the big screen? Producers Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion discuss the making of this courtroom drama with host Alex Zane.
    From casting lead Sandra Hüller to the performance of child actor Milo Machado Graner, and the double standing ovations in Cannes where the movie opened, the pair discuss the journey from inception to edit suite and beyond.
    ‘Anatomy Of A Fall' is nominated for Best Film at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024. To discover who wins the trophy, tune in on 18th February on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK as well as around the world, including on BritBox in North America - and discover more interviews with the nominees and longlisted movies when you follow Countdown To The BAFTAs.
    To read the transcript from this episode visit the BAFTA website, where they will be available soon.
    Produced by Matt Hill and Ollie Peart at Rethink Audio
    Sound Design by Peregrine Andrews
    Hosted by Alex Zane
    A BAFTA production

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    • 34 min

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