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The Next Generation of VFX

When he’s not working as a compositor on features like Stardust, RocknRolla and Green Zone, Ian Murphy teaches the next generation of filmmakers. Here, he discusses his recent work with Skillset, co-authoring The Core Skills…

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Lars von Trier: A Singular Vision

While his outspoken views may sometimes overshadow his work, with movies like Dancer in the Dark, Antichrist and Melancholia, there’s no doubt that Lars von Trier is an uncompromising director. We meet the filmmaker behind…

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Benson Taylor: The New Sound of Hollywood

British composer Benson Taylor has been steadily making a mark on Hollywood, his music being heard in a huge array of TV shows and film trailers—and even the Super Bowl. Here, he describes his amazing…

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Dan Hubbard: The Negotiator

Having worked as a casting director on films as diverse as KING KONG, UNITED 93, THE BOURNE SUPREMACY and BURKE AND HARE, Dan Hubbard is responsible for matching the right actor to the right role.…

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Sergio Casci – A Tough Call

After receiving BAFTA nominations for his 2003 debut American Cousins, Sergio Casci has immersed himself in writing for the big and small screens. But, as he exclusively reveals, horror movie The Caller was challenging in…

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Bryan Singer – The X Factor

Having made his name with The Usual Suspects, filmmaker Bryan Singer has proved he has the golden touch when it comes to blockbuster franchises. His winning streak continues with X-Men: First Class, on which he…

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Craig Roberts – New Kid on the Block

Young actor Craig Roberts undoubtedly delivered the biggest breakthrough performance of the year, as the deadpan Oliver in Richard Ayoade’s acclaimed SUBMARINE. He tells us why it’s all a dream come true for a kid…

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The Art Of Good Lighting

Having worked on projects as diverse as TV series Hustle, thriller Derailed and horror-comedy Lesbian Vampire Killers, cinematographer Nic Lawson discusses why you don’t need to follow the rules when it comes to good lighting.…

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Jane Goldman – Super Scribe

Following the critically acclaimed STARDUST, screenwriter Jane Goldman has teamed up once again with director Matthew Vaughn for an adaptation of comic book KICK-ASS. And her involvement went further than just writing the script……

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Neil Marshall – Centurion: Acting in Extremis

The director of DOG SOLDIERS, THE DESCENT and DOOMSDAY is no stranger to pushing his actors to the limit. But, as he explains, conditions on the Scottish set of CENTURION saw his cast tested at every…

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