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Producer’s Diary 1: Kill List’s Andy Starke at SXSW

Ben Wheatley’s Kill List, produced by Film4, had its world premiere in Texas at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival. Co-producer Andy Starke offers us an insight into the festival madness

Kill List director Ben Wheatley at SXSW

After a 26-hour journey, including a Lost Highway moment getting Barry from Warp Films to his hotel, I finally settle into an armchair at our host Tim League’s house in Austin, Texas. It’s been a hectic last couple of weeks getting Kill List …

Author Q&A: Joe Dunthorne on Submarine

02 Oct, 2010 Posted in: Writers

Author Joe Dunthorne’s first novel has been adapted into the acclaimed movie Submarine by Richard Ayoade. Here, he tells Catherine Bray about borrowing from his own life, changes to the novel, and Richard Ayoade’s bedroom.

Do you remember the first germ of an idea for Submarine?
I didn’t really write it like that. I was studying creative writing and I was just experimenting really, writing in lots of different voices and perspectives, just trying to find something that worked, and I wrote …

Submarine stars Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige: Q&A

Film4.com editor Catherine Bray talks to Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige about their starring roles in Richard Ayoade’s debut feature film, Submarine
 

 

Catherine: So, how was the experience of working with Richard Ayoade?

Craig: Richard’s awesome, the guy’s incredibly talented, he’s the nicest guy. And he knows what he wants and how to get it.

Yasmin: Richard is the best person. He had such affection for the film and for the characters. He’s wonderful. He loves films and he introduced us to all …

Producer’s Diary: Mark Herbert on Four Lions, Part Three

26 Jan, 2010 Productions Posted in: Producers, Sundance

BAFTA-winning producer Mark Herbert, whose credits include Submarine and This Is England, offers Film4.com a peek at his diary from the Sundance Film Festival, where he’s shepherding Chris Morris’ Four Lions through its world premiere.

24 January

8.30am Sundance: At last. We’ve cut the umbilical cord on the film – it is now out there. We’ve made it and it’s up to the film now to stand for itself!

Yesterday was a very odd, nerve-jangling, exhilarating and mental day. It started off with …

Producer’s Diary: Mark Herbert on Four Lions, Part Two

23 Jan, 2010 Posted in: Producers, Sundance

BAFTA-winning producer Mark Herbert, whose credits include Submarine and This Is England, offers Film4.com a peek at his diary from the Sundance Film Festival, where he’s shepherding Chris Morris’ Four Lions through its world premiere.

21 January

7:30 am Park City, Utah: So, Sundance at last. Me, Chris [Morris] and Derrin [Schlesinger, fellow Four Lions producer) all got into Salt Lake City yesterday. The festival kicks off today and we have our world premiere of Four Lions on Saturday 23rd.

My last day …