26 episodes

The BIFA podcast, the show from the British Independent Film Awards, brings together two artists, from in front of and behind the camera, for a unique, personal conversation about how film has shaped their lives.
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The BIFA podcast, the show from the British Independent Film Awards, brings together two artists, from in front of and behind the camera, for a unique, personal conversation about how film has shaped their lives.
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    Actors Vinette Robinson & Ray Panthaki

    Actors Vinette Robinson & Ray Panthaki

    In this episode actors Ray Panthaki (Gangs of London, Away) and Vinnette Robinson (Sherlock, Doctor Who, Star Wars), who could be seen on screen together in the high intensity, one take wonder Boiling Point, spoke to each other about their cinematic upbringings.
    For this podcast they spoke about 'jumping into' your fear, and the intensity of doing a wholly improvised film with Stephen Graham (which won a nice handful of prizes at the BIFAs); their shared love of the works of Shane Meadows; and how Ray managed to convince the cinematographer from his favourite film of all time to work on his first short film.
    The BIFA Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production for BIFA
    The show is hosted by Jake Cunningham
    It’s produced by Ellie Aitken, Jake Cunningham and Harold McShiel
    And it's edited by Content is Queen


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    • 28 min
    Actors Joanna Scanlan and Nathalie Richard

    Actors Joanna Scanlan and Nathalie Richard

    In this BIFA Podcast episode, writer and actor Joanna Scanlan (Getting On, Bridget Jones's Baby, Pin Cushion), sat down with fellow actor Nathalie Richard (Code Unknown, Happy End), who she could be seen alongside in Aleem Khan’s After Love.
    For this podcast Joanna spoke with her After Love co star Nathalie Richard - whose channel-hopping career has seen her work with the likes of Michael Haneke on Code Unknown and Happy End, as well as with Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightlyey on Never Let Me Go. Together they spoke about their relationships to acting, whether in the theatre or in the cinema, as well as just what makes their recent collaboration so special.
    The BIFA Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production for BIFA
    The show is hosted by Jake Cunningham
    It’s produced by Ellie Aitken, Jake Cunningham and Harold McShiel
    And it's edited by James Payne

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    • 32 min
    Jo Hartley and director Marley Morrison

    Jo Hartley and director Marley Morrison

    For this episode writer and director Marley Morrison, spoke to BIFA Best Supporting Actress nominee Jo Hartley (This Is England). Marley’s feature film debut Sweetheart was released in 2021 and received five different nominations at the BIFAs. As well as Jo’s nomination for Best Supporting Actress, the film’s lead actor Nell Barlow won the award for Breakout performance, producer Michelle Antoniaes won the prize for Breakthrough producer and Marley herself was nominated for awards for both debut screenwriter and debut director.
    In this heartfelt, insightful and captivating conversation Marley and Jo look back at the cinema trips of their youth and how it moulded who they are today, from 80s comedy classics, to the work of Shane Meadows. They also get into the camaraderie and compassion that made Sweetheart happen, highlighting it as a prime example of the warming collaborative spirit that can come from the filmmaking process.
    The BIFA Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production for BIFA
    The show is hosted by Jake Cunningham
    It’s produced by Ellie Aitken, Jake Cunningham and Harold McShiel
    And it's edited by James Payne

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    • 39 min
    Director Cathy Brady and Actor Nora-Jane Noone

    Director Cathy Brady and Actor Nora-Jane Noone

    In this BIFA Podcast episode, writer and director Cathy Brady - winner of the BIFA award for Best Debut Screenwriter for the acclaimed film Wildfire - spoke to actor Nora-Jane Noone, who starred in the film, and worked closely with Cathy and co-star Nika McGuigan in developing the story and characters.
    Cathy and Nora Jane look back on their film inspirations (from Stand By Me to Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) as well as what their own version of Secret Cinema would be and why they’d put it in the middle of the desert. One particularly poignant moment of the conversation discusses a picture of Nika, Cathy and Nora-Jane together, which we’ve put up on the BIFA social media accounts, so you can see the trio who brought Wildfire to life, together.
    The BIFA Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production for BIFA
    The show is hosted by Jake Cunningham
    It’s produced by Ellie Aitken, Jake Cunningham and Harold McShiel
    And it's edited by James Payne

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    • 39 min
    Reggie Yates and Casting Director Shaheen Baig

    Reggie Yates and Casting Director Shaheen Baig

    For this episode of the BIFA Podcast, director and writer Reggie Yates - a nominee for the BIFA award for debut screenwriter - spoke to his long-time collaborator, casting director Shaheen Baig, who was nominated three times for her work at this years BIFAs.
    In this chat, Reggie and Shaheen explore how they try to go against the grain with their work together, in both their feature film work and short films too. We also hear about the films that shaped their careers, from La Haine, to Do The Right Thing, to the Deer Hunter, and so much more.
    The BIFA Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production for BIFA
    The show is hosted by Jake Cunningham
    It’s produced by Ellie Aitken, Jake Cunningham and Harold McShiel
    And it's edited by James Payne

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    • 39 min
    Riz Ahmed and Yann Demange

    Riz Ahmed and Yann Demange

    In this fun and frank conversation, the incredible Riz Ahmed (recipient of this year's Richard Harris award for outstanding contribution to film) speaks to his friend and collaborator Yann Demange, the winner of the 2014 Best Director BIFA for his work on '71. 
    Together, Riz and Yann examine their relationship to the UK film industry, sneaking into cinemas in their youth and the origins of their love affairs with film. 

    The BIFA Podcast is a Little Dot Studios production for BIFA
    The show is hosted by Jake Cunningham
    It’s produced by Ellie Aitken, Jake Cunningham and Harold McShiel
    And it's edited by James Payne

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    • 37 min

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