Do older audiences want to watch older actors?
9 May 2022 | 6:46 am

Today’s topic comes from a reader. They are in pre-production and were challenged by a stakeholder on their casting choices. The objection came from an experienced professional who said “My concern is that this film will play to an older audience and yet all your actors are young“. This prompted the filmmaker to get in […]

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Are ‘erotic thrillers’ dying out?
17 April 2022 | 12:36 pm

An opinion piece in The Guardian last week caught my eye. In it, Gwilym Mumford argues that the Erotic Thriller is due for a comeback (if you’ll pardon the pun). The piece takes as a given that the heyday of the subgenre “seems to be all but dead”. This is a common view, and instinctively […]

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Do BAFTA-nominated short filmmakers make feature films?
6 March 2022 | 5:24 pm

Next Sunday sees the 75th annual British Academy Film Awards, known as the BAFTAs. Today I’m going to answer a trio of questions I’ve received from readers around BAFTA-nominated short films. Q1: Does doing well in shorts lead to features? The first question comes from Tehri, who asked how many BAFTA-nominated short filmmakers went on […]

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