Jamie McKeller is a film writer, director and editor, with a background in theatre acting. Over the last six years he has created three award winning web series, as well as a heap of short films, under his company RedShirt Films.
In this episode we chat about the his first feature film Chestersberg, including the focus needed to stay on track during long projects, why he loves the horror comedy genre and the creativity it brings, and his practical tips for making films on a budget.
Tom ‘Strasz’ Straszewski is a theatre director and writer, and is the pageant master for this years York Mystery Plays.
We discuss what that role involves, the importance of guilds in our city and the community benefits they bring, his theatre company Bronzehead Theatre and how they explore site sensitive pieces, and the huge variety of tasks artistic directors take on to bring projects to life.
Matty Waudby is an illustrator, photographer and adventure seeker, turning his passion for the outdoors into a range of hand stitched hats, illustrated works, and photographs.
We discuss the origins of his “Get Wild” brand, when needing to quickly raise money to catch a bus across Australia, how stubbornness and selfishness can be a necessary trait in pushing yourself to continue creating, and the upcoming Get Wild Adventure Talks on 15th February at the Attic Coffee Bar.
Amy is an actor and founder of Act With Amy: acting classes, workshops, and team building in York. After graduating from ALRA North drama school Amy has performed in many theatre, film and TV productions, including a TV advert for Boots.
We discuss the eclectic set of skills she’s picked up through taking on new and exciting roles, the link between creativity and confidence, and staying motivated in the face of uncertainty.