This week things get analytical as I crunch the numbers with box office analyst Delphine Lievens. An alumni of the Independent Cinema Office's FEDS scheme, Delphine since went on to enjoy a stint as a Theatrical Sales Executive in film distribution before turning to her hand to data. Delphine really knows her stuff and it was fun to get her take on cinematic trends, why some films struggle to find an audience and why solo cinema trips are her self-care.
This week I spoke to film editor Maya Maffioli. Maya completed an MA in editing at NFTS. It was there she met Michael Pearce and went on to edit his BAFTA-winning debut feature film Beast. We discussed how Maya even knew that editing was a career path, why there are still so few female editors, how she got an agent and who she counts as editorial influences.
Helen Simmons - a producer, writer and Screen Star of Tomorrow 2018, joins me on the podcast to talk about producing partnerships, making a micro-budget feature film, when she finds the time to write and why you shouldn't force yourself to be a morning person. It's a blinder of an episode in my opinion.
For episode two of Best Girl Grip I chatted to Grace Barber-Plentie - a fellow BFI-bod and millennial multi-hyphenate - about topical things like burnout, imposter syndrome, side hustles, how to market a film to teenage girls and the ever brilliant Moonlight.
For the first ever episode of Best Girl Grip, producer Georgia Goggin joins me (Nicole Davis) to discuss the ins and outs of producing, the success of her short film with Dionne Edwards 'We Love Moses' and how to deal with rejection.