On Inglorious Artists actor Peter Hallin talks to all manner of creative professionals of different levels of success. Showing that being an artist doesn't mean just one thing, and there is not just one path to take. Sometimes there is glory, and sometimes we're... Inglorious.
It's episode 50! And we celebrate this final episode with a chat with world renowned cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, who has worked on titles such as Atonement, Anna Karenina, Nocturnal Animals, High Fidelity, Godzilla and The Avengers. He has achieved much acclaim with nominations for two Academy Awards, four Baftas and an Emmy. And many wins including six Irish Film awards. We're chatting about how he got to were he is today, his work methods, and many stories from behind the scenes.
Johan Nilsson is a screenwriter and producer based in Sweden who has worked within the film industry for years while writing several film scripts on a journey to get to the one that would be made into his first feature. That script turned out to be indie science fiction drama Among Stars, now in post production, which he also self produced together with the director and lead actor.
We're talking about that journey, his process, the making of the movie and much more!
Åsa Ekström is a Manga comics artist from Sweden living i Japan for the past decade. She started her path back home being one of the few who drew in the Japanese style and managed to get her career started. Her dreams of living in Japan drew her to move and has since established herself drawing the strip "Hokuou Joshi: A Swedish girl discovers the mysteries of Japan".
Hear about her journey of moving to Japan and getting to where she is in her career, her long form comic Sayonara September and more.
Raam Reddy is an Indian film director, writer and photographer. He made his directorial feature debut with the 2016 film Thithi, which premiered at the 68th Locarno International Film Festival 2015, where it won the Golden Leopard in the "Filmmakers of the Present" category as well as the First Feature award. The film is now available on Netflix.
We're talking about the making of the film, his novel It's Raining in Maya, life in India during Covid -19, his next film project and much more!
Steven E. Simon is an assistant director based in Los Angeles, California. He's been working since the late 90's on everything from The Perfect Storm and Godzilla (1998) via Lost and Bones to Westworld and Us.
We're talking the life and times of the assistant director, how that relates to the jobs around it, what makes an actor great or problematic from the crews perspective, the state of the film business in a world with an ongoing pandemic and much more.
Mixing it up with a hitherto unexplored artform - VFX and 3D graphics for movies and TV! Jack Jägerman has worked professionally in the field for years after having studied at Escape Studios in London and has specialized in the area of effects and digital pyrotechnics. We're talking how to get into the field, what it's like working with visual effects overall, stories from the trenches and delving a bit into the more nerdy, technical aspects of it all.
Brian Colin Foley is an actor based out of New Jersey who has been seen in Orange Is the New Black, Snowpiercer, The Mysteries of Laura, Show Me a Hero and more. We recorded this in our respective homes on either side of the Atlantic, (me in my studio and him in his closet) and talk about going to film acting school together, our parallel journeys as struggling actors and much more!
Two guests this time. A married couple, Thomas, a Danish born actor of Chinese descent and Sara, a Swedish actor. Today based out of southern Sweden they met around the millennium and has since then together navigated the career path on screen and stage.
We chat about working together as a couple in the same artistic field, the art of self taping, networking, the Cannes film festival and their involvement in productions like Netflix's Marco Polo, Amazon Prime's White Dragon and Absentia and loads more!
Ida Gyllensten is an actress trained at Drama Center London and the Swedish Theatre Academy and had been seen in Holby City, John Hron, Kommisarien och havet, Zoo and more.
This is another one of those episodes where it's a bit like listening in on a couple of actors chatting about their professional life when we talk about Ida's education, lack of roles for women of all ages, typecasting, tired crime drama tropes, her band Dreaming of Islands and more.
Ida's Instagram: @maggan_gyllensten
Lidia Wos is a dancer and choreographer from Poland who's been working onstage for 25 years and has during the years developed into a choreographer and dance teacher.
She got her education at Public Ballet School in Warsaw in the 80's. And has since been working as a dancer and choreographer in several countries around Europe.
We're talking ballet school, her career, staying fit, teaching dance to people with disabilities and making choreography for seniors, and much more!
Ted Otis, coming from a family of Hollywood veterans, started his acting career in the 80s. He also discovered a passion for filmmaking and documentaries.
Under his own prod. company, he has produced television documentaries and mini-series taking on various roles in production. A conservationist at heart, he spent years flipping Hollywood houses. In 2001 he took residence in Prague where he worked extensively and now lives and works in LA. We met in Prague and talked about all this and more!
The art and importance of casting is beginning to be more recognized as a creative endeavor and it's starting to be more included in film and tv awards. Nancy Bishop is a casting director from the US based in Prague and London and has cast for such projects as Mission Impossible, Hellboy, Snowpiercer, The Bourne Identity, The Romanoffs and many more. We're talking her life and career in the business with its challenges and living in Czechia for a long time, the issue of representation and tips for actors.
Guy Roberts is the artistic director and oftentimes actor of the Prague Shakespeare company. His work onstage as actor, director and producer has been seen all over the world like the US, Czechia, France, Egypt and India. He and his productions have been honored with numerous awards and over 100 US theater award nominations, including many for Best Actor, Director and Production. He'll soon be seen in the movie Medieval with Ben Foster and Michael Caine. We're having a great talk about all this and more!
Dr. Josepha (Joshka) Wessels is a Visual Anthropologist/Human Geographer and award-winning filmmaker and Syria-scholar. She has 23 years of experience in the Arab world, particularly in Syria. She has specific expertise in virtual reality and film/video for social sciences and media studies. She has worked on several documentaries for BBC World and has started venturing into fictional 360 degree VR with the the interactive short film Escape From Sweden.
We're talking about all this and plenty more!
Petra Bučková is a Czechoslovakian born actor who has made her way up to national recognition. In theatre for many years before moving onto the Screen to be be seen in The Zookeeper's Wife, Haunted and Home is Here as well as in several Czech series and films.
We delve into her experiences acting in a long running soap opera style show, finding your type as an actor, preparing for a demanding role - as in one of her next projects in a police drama series and more!
Jim High is an actor and improviser from the UK based in Prague. He's been seen in a ton of things from Snowpiercer, Borgia and 12 Monkeys the series to recently being in Knightfall and is currently seen as Fergus in the Amazon Prime show Carnival Row.
We're reminiscing about past projects, talking the business of acting in film and tv in Europe, working with helmets and wigs, his theatre company Blood, Love and Rhetoric and much more!
Brian Caspe is an actor from the US based in Prague and has been seen in Hellboy (2004), Wanted, Unlocked, Underworld: Blood Wars and much more. And is now in the second season of Knighfall, the Taika Waititi film Jojo Rabbit and the upcoming show Carnival Row.
We're sitting in the rain on in an outside café talking about his acting career with anecdotes from it, moving to Prague, his love of the Meisner technique and the philosophy of The Power of Now!
Manuel Concha is a film director from Sweden with Chilean heritage who've made films most of his life and had his first feature, Mañana, released in 2008. Since then he's made the feature Blind Alley, and worked on tv-series Alex, Heder and several others and has made numerous short films, music videos and commercials. He recently relocated to Los Angeles with his family and from there he's talking to Peter about his projects, creative ways to get ahead, fighting thru some bad luck, LA life and more.
Linus James Nilsson is a Swedish actor who started studying acting in High school, when he soon got his first role as a lead character in Capricciosa (2003) where he played against Rolf Lassgård and Noomi Rapace. Linus moved to Los Angeles 2010 where he studied performing arts/acting at SMC. He's bringing some whiskey to the studio and talks to Peter about acting methods, being led astray in ones career, following the dream and starring in 2018's indie gangster drama Jimmie Jones.
Andreas Lindergård is a director a film director and script writer from Sweden who had his beginnings as a filmmaker in the US and has directed comedy and cooking shows in both the states and in Sweden. Shows like Swedish Dicks with Peter Stormare and Johan Glans, Hipp Hipp and New Scandinavian Cooking. Recently he made the feature mockumentary Case Study, with minimal time, budget and crew. We're talking starting out in the filmmaking business, script writing, his 13 commandments of comedy and much more!
Marcus A Olsson is a Swedish film and tv director, producer and writer who has worked on tv series and films since he graduated from the film school DI in Stockholm and got his graduation film nominated for an Academy Award. In the 90's he was also a part of nationally famous comedy group Varanteatern. We're talking about how to get your film viable for the Oscars, working the Swedish film system, his and Therese Ahlbeck's past and future projects including Lost in Stångby and The Wanderings of Asha.
Malin Nilsson is a magician from Sweden, where she grew up around magic and the performing arts. She has been doing magic since very early and has worked as a professional magician since 2001. She has performed with shows like ”Magic:Unplugged”, ”The Monkey Opera”, "Minor Miracles" and ”MALIN&ZINK” and have been touring all over the world. She's talking to Peter about getting to where she is today, how preparation and planning is key, winning prizes and awards, dealing with shows going wro
Charlie Caper is an international magician and street performer from Sweden who has been working full time with his art since 2001. He has performed in 52 countries in 7 languages, has won prestigious awards and won Sweden's Got Talent in 2009.
He's talking to Peter about the life and craft of a magician and street performer and all the unexpected craziness that can entail and his upcoming show that features a host of robots he built himself!
Nadin is a musician born in Baghdad into an artistic family and was brought up in Iraq and Egypt and has been living in sweden since the turn of the millenium. She's fronting the band Tarabband that has two albums out and has been touring many countries with its eclectic mix of Arabic and Swedish music. Nadin is talking to Peter about music, Arabic culture, politics and growing up around horrors of war.
Rob Allen is a comedian from London who lived a number of years in Amsterdam doing improv and live shows. Now he's in Sweden developing his comedy and stand up further, hosting an English language comedy club and recently performed a sold out show called It's Not EU, It's Me at Lund Comedy festival. We're talking Swedes, having a baby, politics, comedy styles, bad and good gigs, health care, acting and much more!
Antonio Steve Tublén is a Swedish director, screenwriter and composer who recently released his third and forth feature films, Zoo - his first English language film about a couple surviving during a zombie apocalypse and Robin - a Danish thriller. Before that he made Swedish film Original, and acclaimed low budget film LFO, that found an exec producer in Elijah Wood. We're talking filmmaking, festivals, screenwriting, finding actors and everything else surrounding being a film director.
Dani Escarleth Pozo is a contemporary dancer born in Nicaragua and has via an upbringing in Sweden, a dance education in England and having worked as a professional dancer in several countries around Europe made herself a citizen of the world without no real home base. Right now she is touring with the group Voetvolk with the show The Sea Within. We're talking about the life of a dancer, how she got her dream job, questioning movement itself and how you're never too old to dance.
Brian Babarik is an American filmmaker who've been working as a director of photography and producer on tons of reality shows in the US. Now he is in Sweden with plans to put his own scripts up on screen. Listen to stories of getting started in the film and Tv-industry, soul searching, and happenings in the reality show world, including witnessing when police found cocaine hidden in the backback of a small child!
Marcus Johansson is a Swedish comedian who've been doing standup for over a decade and then improv comedy and theater over a decade before that. Listen to him telling stories of starting out, stage fright, finding your voice as a comedian, what it takes to do standup, dealing with hecklers and more.
Join previous guests Simon Rohrmüller (Cartoonist/Illustrator), Cristian Urrutia (Filmmaker), Vanessa Poole (Actor), Emie (Performance artist), Henrik Henziger (Director, 1st AD) and Peter for special discussion episode where many aspects of the creative process and life is dealt with. Everything from riding stillettos on hoverboards and finishing things to political correctness in the arts and, of course, somehow - Batman.
Tania Naranjo is a Chilean/Swedish singer, pianist and composer who migrated from Chile during the reign of Pinochet to Sweden at age 17, and has since cemented herself as a musical force to be reckoned with. Her style is a combination of jazz, South American folk music, tango nuevo, etc, which is evident on her album La industria del miedo. She has played with symphony orchestras, done film scores and even performed for the president of Chile!
Henrik Henziger has been working on film and tv-sets since the late 90's. Most often in the demanding role of first AD. He's worked on projects like the doomed first try to do Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quijote, The Bridge, Arn, Moulin Rouge and many more. In recent years Henrik started directing and has had won eight awards with the short When Tears Have Fallen. We're talking about all this and much more.
Melanie Aronson is a documentary film maker from the US who also lately has become an app developer when she created the friend finding app Panion. She's in the studio with Peter talking about culture shocks from moving to Sweden, her documentary shorts, developing your first app, finding friends and much more.
Emelia Hansson is an from Sweden who has been seen in tv-shows and indie films. She recently expanded her horizons to her second passion of writing and directing. Emelia and I are talking about balancing acting and film making, exchanging embarrassing stories from auditioning and film making in general, Harry Potter fandom and much more.
Andi Almqvist is a musician who've released albums of his Americana flavoured alternative rock since the mid 2000's and has just released his first album in his native Swedish called "Tiltad". His songs have been heard in film such as Thomas Winterbergs "The Hunt" and in show such as Angie Tribeca and Justified. He has a past as an animator and cartoonist and has recently been treading the boards in a musical. We're talking about about all this and more!
Stephen Rappaport is an American actor and musician living in Sweden and has been performing on stage with one man shows, in plays and with his band, and has been seen on screen in things like Star Trek: Voyager, NYPD Blue and ER. We're talking about his workshop Intuition in Action, how he got to Sweden and his experiences in life and his work.
Robert Bengtsson has been on stage since the 90's in places like the West End, Stockholm and Copenhagen - where he can be seen in The Book of Mormon at the moment. He even won an Olivier award for being part of the cast of Jerry Springer the Opera in 2004. We're going through his career, Mormons, racial discrimination in the business, the #meetoo movement and more.
Andreas Climent is a Swedish filmmaker and director who released his first feature film - Origin, in 2016 and has much more planned for the future. We're talking about the process of starting out in film making, making your first feature film, going to film festivals, the state of cinema, the Oscars and more.
Benjamin Zadig is a Swedish cinematographer, focus puller, clapper loader and more with a long list of credits to his name on many of the bigger productions mainly coming out of Sweden, like The Square, The Bridge, Sami Blood and upcoming sci-fi Alone in Space. We're talking about working on film crews, cameras, film vs digital and much more. It gets quite technical at times...
Patrik Karlson is an actor from Sweden who've been acting for decades and has been seen in films such as LFO, The Hundred Year Old Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and The Bridge and will soon be seen in Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. We're talking about his experience on that set, his long and varied acting past, the Meisner technique and much more.
Kase is a Swedish rapper with roots in Poland and Germany. Together with Anderz Wrethow makes up the duo Kase and Wrethow that made it to number one in the charts in Poland with the songs One Life and Break Down. We're talking about the art of rapping and acting and Kase also shares a mysterious story about his father - potentially a cold war spy...
Emie // Eva-Marie Elg is a performance/video artist based in Sweden. In this episode we're talking about life as a struggling performance artists, performing in different countries and identifying herself as asexual and how that plays into her art and films.
Rick Jacobs is a director and producer in theater and TV originally from the US who has lived and worked in England, Sweden and other places. We're reminiscing about his long and varied career in musical theater, television and his time working for the Jim Henson Company. With some personal stories and politics mixed in!
Tony Cronstam is a prolific Swedish cartoonist who've created the comic strip Elvis and have drawn for children's comic Bamse. The past few years Tony has been working on his own series of children's books with characters Snipp och Snopp (Nunny & Willie). In this episode we're talking about the life and ups and downs as a working cartoonist, author and comic book artist and all that entails.
Mikael Persson is a bass player and singer in the punk band Venerea. We're in the studio talking about his past, songwriting, music in general and experiences touring in different countries around the world, including Japan. We also get a live acoustic performance of one of his own work in progress songs.
Linnea Pihl has worked as a professional model for a decade all around the world while working on establishing herself as an actor. Recently she picked up the Ukulele and started writing songs. In this episode, we're talking about the acting life, trying out the Los Angeles thing and the upsides and downsides of the world of fashion modelling.
Vanessa Poole is an English Actor living in Sweden working on establishing English language theater in the Öresund region of Scandinavia. We're chatting about theater acting vs film, plays she's worked on and share unusual family stories.
Cristian Urrutia is an up and coming filmmaker from Chile who's working on getting his first feature film off the ground and we're talking about film making, philosophy, life styles, going to the film festivals like Cannes among other things.
Simon Rohrmüller is an illustrator and comic book artist who's been published in Dark Horse Presents, made a parody of legendary graphic novel Watchmen and has lately been working to get his stuff out there by exhibiting at pop culture conventions.