In this episode we discuss their upcoming WW1 centenary memorial project, taking place in in Rowntrees park, how where you live affects the themes you choose to explore in your work, how art can change your perception on history and heritage, and the all important question of why humans have the drive to create.
David Jarman (@JarmanPoetry) is a poet, playwright and songwriter, currently working on a solo show called “Made of Nowhere” to be produced in autumn 2018. This time last year he was Poet in Residence at the Great Yorkshire Fringe, he’s an associate artist at both Say Owt and Common Ground Theatre, and as a playwright has written re-imaginings of Robin Hood, Alice in Wonderland and The Wind in the Willows, which have been performed at York Theatre Royal and Bolton Abbey Estate.
In this episode we chat about the juggling act of working across multiple mediums, his advice on dealing with creative burnout, and how having other people in the room pushes you forward to finish your work.
Nikolaus Morris (@nikjacek) is a freelance writer, director and animator working for agencies and production companies across the UK, as well as writing and developing his own original content.
In this episode we chat about the illusion of trying to solve the balance of life, how modern audiences are becoming more and more sophisticated, and about not being afraid to chop work out of your portfolio and go after new pursuits.
Daniel Maule is a director and screenwriter from York, who has just completed his first feature film entitled ‘Our End’, which will be released later this year.
In this episode we chat about his approach to screenwriting and how projects develop from one idea to another, the challenges of shooting his first feature in 14 straight days with no breaks, and how you tend to discover a wealth inspiration in the world around you when you finally allow yourself to unplug.
Dani Barge (@Dani_Barge) is a professional writer, occasional artist, and hobbyist bass guitarist. She is the founder and editor of Arts York (@ArtsYorkOnline), an arts and culture webzine covering art, design, music, performing arts and film.
We chat about her approach to building stories, the ups and downs of following creative pursuits, and the grassroots activities currently going on in York.
Nat Roe (@filmpixie) is a film writer, director and producer, with a background in theatre.
Having worked on big site-specific theatre productions, such as Blood and Chocolate, the Minster Mystery Plays, and for Theatre Mill, she took that experience and started her own company ‘Plotting Films’, creating a medieval comedy series called Tales Of Bacon (@pardonmybacon)
We discuss her research and writing process, running a successful crowdfunding campaign, coming up with practical and creative solutions for props, and the wider filmmaking scene in York.
James Buck is an upcoming film writer and director.
Having recently finished his latest film Dancing In The Dark, we chat about how he approaches collaboration and finding the right people, dealing with creative differences, and how training in sports drilled into him the benefits of hard work, grit and determination.