Tag: making work

  • My Casting Story: Rob Madge in ‘My Son’s a Queer’

    My Casting Story: Rob Madge in ‘My Son’s a Queer’

    Stage performer Rob Madge speaks to Spotlight about their journey, creating their own solo show and starring in panto. For any performer bringing a show to the Edinburgh Fringe, success is the dream. But even in their wildest dreams, many couldn’t imagine having that show go straight from the Fringe to the West End. However,…

  • Behind the Scenes of ‘Saw X’ with Cinematographer Nicholas Matthews

    Behind the Scenes of ‘Saw X’ with Cinematographer Nicholas Matthews

    Cinematographer Nicholas Matthews on working on ‘Saw X’, getting into cinematography, and how lighting and colours enhance the horror of film scenes Nicholas Matthews is a highly skilled cinematographer based in Los Angeles, with an impressive portfolio under his belt. He has lent his artistic vision to a number of films and music videos, and…

  • The Gamification of Cinema: Working in Interactive Film

    The Gamification of Cinema: Working in Interactive Film

    Interactive film: We find out what it is, what opportunities exist for actors in this exciting new genre and what skills you need if you want to audition In this episode of The Spotlight Podcast, we’re joined by Harry Chadwick and Grace Chadwick, sibling founders of INTERFLIX Media to talk about the gamification of cinema and their…

  • 6 Tips for Tackling your First Arts Funding Application

    6 Tips for Tackling your First Arts Funding Application

    Six top tips to help you complete your first application for arts funding in the UK As an actor, were you taught about arts funding applications at drama school? I know I wasn’t. Funding applications always seemed to exist in a roped-off section of industry know-how marked ‘producers only’, but it’s not true. Funding applications…

  • What You Need to Know About Making a Short Film

    What You Need to Know About Making a Short Film

    Tips for producing and funding a short film, and how to apply to short film festivals by Justin McDonald Creating your own work is an important part of finding your way in the industry today. With the UK film and television industry now one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, and recent statistics…

  • Top Tips on How to Write Your Own Show

    Top Tips on How to Write Your Own Show

    Mark Thomas, Simon Longman, Vinay Patel, Luke Barnes and Georgia Christou share their top tips for writing your own work When opportunities don’t come your way, you need to go out and create your own. For actors, this can mean writing your own show to perform in. As screenwriter and playwright, Vinay Patel (Murdered by…

  • Inclusion and Representation in the Performing Arts

    Inclusion and Representation in the Performing Arts

    In this episode of The Spotlight Podcast, we talk to performer, theatre-maker and creative Edinburgh’s Programme Manager Zoë Alba Farrugia about representation and inclusion in performing arts and the importance of the artistic community Zoë Alba Farrugia shares her story about moving to the UK as a Maltese performer to follow her acting dream, the…

  • Meet the Makers: The Founders of Sisters Grimm Theatre Company

    Meet the Makers: The Founders of Sisters Grimm Theatre Company

    Ella Spira MBE and Pietra Mello-Pittman MBE talk about launching a theatre company, the importance of collaboration and what they look for in their cast. Grammy-nominated composer Ella Spira MBE and former ballerina Pietra Mello-Pittman joined together in 2009 to launch the UK theatre company, Sisters Grimm. While Spira had produced music for Bruno Mars and…

  • Meet the Maker: Writer, Director and Producer Vanessa Alexander

    Meet the Maker: Writer, Director and Producer Vanessa Alexander

    Vanessa Alexander talks to us about her career journey to becoming a director, producer and award-winning writer. Vanessa Alexander defies categorisation. An award-winning writer, director, and producer, Alexander has worked on projects as wide-ranging as Power Rangers, Love Child, The Great, and Vikings: Valhalla. Her citizenship status follows suit. Born in New York to a New Zealand father and…

  • Comedy and Social Media: Jonny Weldon’s Acting Story

    Comedy and Social Media: Jonny Weldon’s Acting Story

    In this episode of the Spotlight Podcast, we chat to actor and comedian Jonny Weldon about auditions, comedy, making your own work and social media. Spotlight member Jonny Weldon is an actor, writer, comedian, and content creator who has performed on stage and screen from a young age. He can be seen in Sneakerhead, Stath Lets Flats,…