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Cameo Launch Podcast | Conquering the World of Shorts with Alexandra Blue
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Cameo Launch Podcast | Conquering the World of Shorts with Alexandra Blue

In this episode, Nigel hosts founder of Bluebird Productions Alexandra Blue in the pod. Alexandra has produced short films reviewed by Cameo Launch including Martha, End-O and Sarah Chong is Going to Kill Herself. This only scratches the surface of an extensive filmography and a career that spans mastering, post-production supervising and development on films ranging from ’71 to Paddington 2. Alexandra Blue takes us on the fascinating journey of her career as we explore her initial steps into filmmaking to moving to the UK to pursue her goals in independent film to establishing a short film studio that has produced some of the best films presented on our platform. Click here to watch Sarah Chong is Going to Kill Herself – https://www.cameolaunch.com/sarah-chong Click here to watch Martha – https://www.cameolaunch.com/post/review-martha Click here to watch End-O – https://www.cameolaunch.com/end-o Click here to see more films from Bluebird Productions – https://vimeo.com/bluebirdproductions Find out more about Bluebird Productions Website – http://bluebirdproductions.co.uk/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/bluebirdprods Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/BluebirdProductionsFilm/ Connect with Alexandra Blue Twitter – https://twitter.com/alexandrablue4 LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrablue/ Click here to see more episodes and subscribe to our podcast – https://www.cameolaunch.com/podcast
Talking 'In Too Deep' with Chris Overton
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Talking 'In Too Deep' with Chris Overton

In this very special episode, Nigel hosts Academy Award winner Chris Overton in the pod as they explore Chris' new short film, 'In Too Deep'. This new short film is an exploration of the dangerous intersection between grief and technology, throwing us into the grieving process of Ben (Stephen Wight) and Carol (Rachel Shenton) as they struggle to come to terms with the loss of their daughter. While Carol tries everything she can to cope with her grief, Ben isolates himself and hatches a plan to reverse their loss but risks making things much worse. Chris Overton shares his origin story as a filmmaker, the birth and evolution of his company Slick Films and the chain of events that led to he and co-lead of 'In Too Deep', Rachel Shenton going from colleagues to spouses to Oscar-winners. Nigel and Chris also explore the place of short film in modern cinema as well as key lessons that Chris has learned over the course of his filmmaking journey. Click below to read our Watchlist Review of In Too Deep. https://www.cameolaunch.com/post/watchlist-review-in-too-deep Click below to see our review of 'The Silent Child' and to watch the Oscar-winning short film. https://www.cameolaunch.com/silent-child Follow Slick Films: Website - https://slickfilms.co.uk/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SlickFilmsLtd Twitter - https://twitter.com/slick_films Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/_slickfilms/ Follow Cameo Launch: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/cameolaunch Twitter - https://twitter.com/cameolaunch Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cameolaunch/ Subscribe to our channel by clicking below. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmxd_blePMabpWbeZK40GFg For Filmmakers: Click the link below to submit your short film for consideration on the Cameo Launch platform. https://filmfreeway.com/CameoLaunchShowcase Click the link below to submit your film for consideration to the Surrey Short Film Festival. https://filmfreeway.com/SurreyShortFilmFestival
Cameo Launch Podcast | Talking 'Keep Breathing' with Emmeline Hartley
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Cameo Launch Podcast | Talking 'Keep Breathing' with Emmeline Hartley

This episode is part two of our mammoth 'Emmeline Hartley Trilogy' where Nigel and Emmeline explore the making of Keep Breathing, a short drama tackling the subject of sexual consent and power dynamics co-written, produced and starring Emmeline alongside Damien Molony. A woman gets stuck in a lift with the engineer that’s fixing it, only to discover it’s the man she had a one-night-stand with just a few weeks before. As the awkwardness manifests, it becomes clear they both have very different interpretations of the events that unfolded that night. We get into the weeds on the ambitious approach to the film along with how the production team ensured a nuanced approach was taken to the film's topics and that justice was done to the important issues that it addresses. See our review for Emmeline's short film Keep Breathing by clicking the link. https://www.cameolaunch.com/post/review-keep-breathing Find out more about Nexus Cast & Crew Network by clicking the link below. https://www.wearenexus.co.uk/ For Affected Listeners: If you have had a sexual experience that you feel was not or may not have been consensual and feel you need support, please make use of the links below. Women's Work - https://www.womens-work.org.uk/ Safeline - https://safeline.org.uk/services/counselling-therapy/ For Filmmakers: To submit your film for review on the Cameo Launch platform, click the link below. https://filmfreeway.com/CameoLaunchShowcase To submit your film to the Surrey Short Film Festival, click here. https://filmfreeway.com/SurreyShortFilmFestival Click below to see more episodes and subscribe to our channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmxd_blePMabpWbeZK40GFg
Talking Hungry Joe, Hollow & Old Windows with Paul Holbrook & Laura Bayston
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Talking Hungry Joe, Hollow & Old Windows with Paul Holbrook & Laura Bayston

This episode sees Nigel welcome writer/producer Paul Holbrook back to the pod along with the first visit of actor and now writer and producer Laura Bayston. They discuss their earlier collaborations including 'A Girl and Her Gun', 'Hungry Joe' and 'Hollow'. They also discuss their brand new film 'Old Windows' starring Laura and Larry Lamb, hitting the festival circuit this year. Join us for some great insights into independent filmmaking and building filmmaking communities that make grassroots UK filmmaking possible. Read our review for 'Old Windows' here - https://www.cameolaunch.com/post/watchlist-review-old-windows Read our review for 'Hollow' here - https://www.cameolaunch.com/post/watchlist-review-hollow Read our review for 'Hungry Joe here - https://www.cameolaunch.com/post/watchlist-review-hungry-joe Check out our collection of short films from Paul Holbrook and Sam Dawe here - https://www.cameolaunch.com/shunkfilms If you are a short filmmaker and are looking for a platform for your short film whether it is available online or on the film festival circuit, you may want to submit your film for consideration to Cameo Launch. All details, terms and conditions available via the link - https://filmfreeway.com/CameoLaunchShowcase Watch our reviewed short films for free right here - https://www.cameolaunch.com/reviews Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for our podcast reviews and filmmaker interviews – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmxd_blePMabpWbeZK40GFg You can also listen and subscribe to our podcast over on our site - https://www.cameolaunch.com/podcast
Talking 'A Best Man' with Adam Elliott & Dylan Tuccillo
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Talking 'A Best Man' with Adam Elliott & Dylan Tuccillo

Nigel talks to actor/writer Adam Elliott and director Dylan Tuccillo about their latest short film 'A Best Man' now available in the Cameo Launch Festival Short Films line-up. This short film follows three best friends, two of whom are about to be married and the third being the best man. The best man acts as a go between, trying to make sure that the big day goes smoothly while handling the issues of his two best friends. Throughout the day he struggles with a solution that could settle all of their problems but blow up the big day completely. Adam and Dylan share their experiences as a filmmaking team and their insights on filmmaking being dependent on community. Watch their brand new film, 'A Best Man' on cameolaunch.com here - https://www.cameolaunch.com/screen6 See more from Dylan and Adam by following the links below - https://www.dylantuccillo.com/ | https://www.cminusproductions.com/ If you are a short filmmaker and are looking for a platform for your short film whether it is available online or on the film festival circuit, you may want to submit your film for consideration to the Cameo Launch Short Film Cinema. All details, terms and conditions available via the link - https://filmfreeway.com/CameoLaunchShowcase Watch our reviewed short films for free right here - https://www.cameolaunch.com/showcase-films Subscribe to our premium line-up of Festival Short Films here - https://www.cameolaunch.com/on-demand Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more trailers, reviews and filmmaker interviews – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmxd_blePMabpWbeZK40GFg You can also listen and subscribe to our podcast over on our site - https://www.cameolaunch.com/podcast
Talking ‘Pap’s Manifesto’ with Chris Danuser
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Talking ‘Pap’s Manifesto’ with Chris Danuser

In this episode, Nigel speaks to American filmmaker Chris Danuser, co-writer and co-director of the intense drama ‘Pap’s Manifesto’. This film follows a vengeful father grieving the loss of his son while on deployment in Afghanistan, who hatches a plot to bomb a mosque. The film touches on issues of hatred, loss and redemption, which Chris Danuser hopes to explore via his production company Sparkyboom LLC. Chris takes us on the film’s journey to the screen and helps us get to grips with his mission to explore the history and legacy of the American south through film. See more about ‘Pap’s Manifesto’ here - https://papsmanifestofilm.com/ If you are a short filmmaker and are looking for a platform for your short film whether it is available online or on the film festival circuit, you may want to submit your film for consideration to the Cameo Launch Short Film Cinema. All details, terms and conditions available via the link - https://filmfreeway.com/CameoLaunchShowcase Watch our reviewed short films for free right here - https://www.cameolaunch.com/showcase-films Subscribe to our premium line-up of Festival Short Films here - https://www.cameolaunch.com/on-demand Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for more trailers, reviews and filmmaker interviews – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmxd_blePMabpWbeZK40GFg You can also listen and subscribe to our podcast over on our site - https://www.cameolaunch.com/podcast

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