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The club for lovers and makers of Film. From shots and dialogue to casting and score, we unpack little-known indies, box office smashes, documentaries, foreign language and everything in between. Hosted by Actor Maisie Williams, Casting Director Hannah Marie Williams, and Filmmaker Lowri Roberts, come and join us as we navigate the mad world of Film.
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Frank Film Club with Maisie Williams Rapt

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

The club for lovers and makers of Film. From shots and dialogue to casting and score, we unpack little-known indies, box office smashes, documentaries, foreign language and everything in between. Hosted by Actor Maisie Williams, Casting Director Hannah Marie Williams, and Filmmaker Lowri Roberts, come and join us as we navigate the mad world of Film.
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    Pleasure and casting a film about adult entertainment with Ninja Thyberg

    Pleasure and casting a film about adult entertainment with Ninja Thyberg

    We have a very special bonus episode, we are chatting with Ninja Thyberg about her incredible directorial feature debut - Pleasure (2021). The film stars Sofia Kappel in her breakout performance, alongside Revika Reustle and Evelyn Claire.
    The film follows Bella Cherry who arrives in Los Angeles from Sweden with dreams of becoming an adult film star. But she soon learns that fame won't come easy as she harnesses her ambition and cunning to rise to the top of this mesmerizing and singular world.
    In this episode we chat with Ninja about casting, creating a safe set and working with adult entertainers.
    Pleasure (2021) is now available to watch on Mubi.
    Stay tuned for Season 4!

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    • 44 min
    Fresh and the horrors of modern dating with Daisy Edgar-Jones

    Fresh and the horrors of modern dating with Daisy Edgar-Jones

    It’s the last episode of the series, we’re talking about Fresh (2022), directed by first time filmmaker Mimi Cave. Later in the episode, we are thrilled to be joined by Daisy Edgar-Jones, who plays the lead role of Noa alongside Sebastian Stan and Jonica I. Gibbs.
    Fresh is social thriller with elements of comedy following the horrors of dating in the modern world. When Noa meets the charming and endearing Steve at a supermarket, she thinks she has finally lucked out in the world of swiping and catfishing. However, when she is invited to go on a holiday with him, their trip slowly turns into the stuff of nightmares.
    In this episode we chat with Daisy about the social messages of the film, the filming process and her approach to accents.
    Fresh is available to watch on Disney +.That’s it for series 3, thank you so much for listening.
    We’ll be back very soon with some bonus episodes and series 4.
    Episode transcript available here.

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    • 42 min
    What We Do In The Shadows and indie filmmaking

    What We Do In The Shadows and indie filmmaking

    This week we are chatting about cult comedy What We Do In The Shadows (2014) - starring, written and directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.
    Shot in a mockumentary style, it follows a group of vampire flatmates as they navigate mundane aspects of life in the modern world. Their attempts to pay rent, keeping up the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts are hilariously disastrous.
    In this episode we discuss Taika’s journey as a filmmaker, how the film was funded and its rise from a struggling indie to a popular American series.
    What We Do In The Shadows is available to watch on Amazon Prime.
    Next week is our final episode of Series 3! Join us for a special episode on Fresh (2022) directed by Mimi Cave. We will joined by special guest, Daisy Edgar-Jones, who stars in the film alongside Sebastian Stan and Jonica I. Gibbs. Fresh is available to watch on Disney+.
    Episode transcript available here.

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    • 40 min
    Lowri’s overview of What We Do In The Shadows

    Lowri’s overview of What We Do In The Shadows

    Join us this week for cult comedy What We Do In The Shadows (2014), starring, written and directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement.
    Premise: A mockumentary that follows a group of vampire flatmates as they navigate mundane life in the modern world.
    What We Do In The Shadows is available to watch on Amazon Prime in the UK.
    Episode transcript available here.

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    • 1 min
    CODA and Oscar-winning improvisation with Troy Kotsur

    CODA and Oscar-winning improvisation with Troy Kotsur

    We have a really special one for you this week! We are discussing CODA (2021), directed by Sian Heder and have a very special guest - Troy Kotsur who played Frank Rossi in the film. Troy won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his performance in the film, and made history as the first ever deaf actor to win an Oscar. CODA also stars Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin and Daniel Durant.
    The film follows Ruby, a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), who is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family’s fishing business is threatened, Ruby is torn between pursuing her passion of singing at college and her fear of abandoning her parents.
    In this episode we discuss deaf culture, accessibility in film and Troy’s aspirations of directing.
    CODA is available to watch on Apple TV.
    Next week we are chatting about the indie comedy classic What We Do In The Shadows (2014) written, directed by and starring Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. What We Do In The Shadows is available to watch on Amazon Prime.
    Episode transcript available here.

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    • 48 min
    Hannah's overview of CODA

    Hannah's overview of CODA

    Join us this week as we chat about the Oscar, BAFTA and SAG winning film CODA (2021), directed by Sian Heder. We are also so excited to be joined in the main episode by Troy Kotsur who won the Best Support Actor Academy Award for his performance in the film.
    Premise: As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning her parents.
    CODA is available to watch on Apple TV.
    Episode transcript available here.

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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Darbbarb ,

My dream team!!!!

I work in the film industry and since listening to this podcast I’ve never felt so HEARD. I always felt as if I was behind in what I knew about film in general or had a different view of what was going on when I would listen to my coworkers conversations. Listening to this podcast makes me feel like I’m sitting right there apart of the Frank Club liberating my opinions and views in a judgment free zone! I also enjoy watching and analyzing films they are recommending. LOVE IT, KEEP IT UP!!!

enfpa2 ,

Depends on what you’re looking for

Find it insubstantial and they miss key points of films, but I see why it would have great appeal to people wanting to hear friends discuss movies.

illegalmonsterauction ,

Dismiss these women’s opinions at your own peril!

It’s easy to listen to these women and think they’re just a bunch of giggling girls at a sleepover, but doing that, you ignorantly ignore 4 friends having a great time together talking film, and more importantly making some real insightful takes - Listen, and you’ll learn something, and have fun! What more do you want from a podcast?

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