Soundstage Events have always delivered something new and interesting to Film, TV, Art and Music fans. Based in Stoke Newington, London, the indie event has welcomed many interesting and vibrant guests in the past – each giving a valuable insight into the nuts and bolts of Film, Music and TV production.
Soundstage have just announced a new slate that continues this trend, and they kick off proceedings on 10th March, once again hosted by Wayne Imms.
Thursday 10th March – Film Costume Designer Natalie Ward & The Guardian Film Critic and Film 2016 co-host Danny Leigh.
Natalie Ward: From working on costumes for the likes of Julia Roberts (Notting Hill) and Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth), to her work on The Beach for Danny Boyle, she has been in demand for many years. Natalie has designed costumes for 24 Hour Party People, The Debt, Black Sea and The Lady in the Van, plus many more films.
Danny Leigh: Danny is co-host of BBC One’s regular film programme, Film 2016, with Claudia Winkleman. He has been a critic and writer since the early nineties, including for The Guardian and The Financial Times. Danny has written two novels, The Greatest Gift and The Monsters of Gramercy Park. He is currently writing his third novel. He has written and presented the TV documentaries Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring and Hooray for Bollywood
Thursday 14th April – Editor Sean Barton & Film Title Designer Richard Morrison.
Sean Barton: Sean edited the conclusion of the original Star Wars trilogy, Return of the Jedi, the cult classic Quadrophenia, and the acclaimed thriller Eye of the Needle starring Donald Sutherland. He also edited Jagged Edge, starring Jeff Bridges and Glenn Close, and sci-fi horror sequel The Fly II. Sean’s credits also include the Jason Statham action film Chaos.
Richard Morrison: This film title sequence designer’s striking credits include Tim Burton’s Batman, Brazil, Gandhi, The Killing Fields, Event Horizon and The Constant Gardener. This will be a fascinating insight into an undervalued aspect of filmmaking.
Tuesday May 3rd – Oscar-nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Andrew Whitehurst & TV Drama Producer Gub Neal.
Andrew Whitehurst: Andrew was nominated for an Oscar and a BAFTA for his work on the acclaimed science fiction thriller Ex Machina. As an effects artist with Double Negative, his credits include Skyfall, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Hellboy II: The Golden Army and The Wolfman. With Framestore, his work includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as CG lighting supervisor, and technical director for Troy and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Gub Neal: This Emmy-winning and twice BAFTA-nominated television drama producer’s work includes the acclaimed crime dramas The Fall and Cracker. While as Granada Television’s Head of Drama, Gub co-created Cracker with Jimmy McGovern. He went on to commission and produce Prime Suspect 5, Hillsborough, Band of Gold and The Grand. More recently, he produced the highly popular BBC series The Fall, starring Gillian Anderson.
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