Some of you may remember me from way back when I created Building Empire, Returning to Jedi and Star Wars Begins. Along with those I also made Raiding the Lost Ark and Inside Jaws, rebranding them as “Filmumentaries”. Half film, half documentary. It was never a good name, but it stuck.
I then went on to make short documentaries about individuals who worked in the film industry, usually with links to the above subjects.
Back in lockdown number one here in the UK I decided to embark upon a new endevour. Partly because ALL of my work in live sport TV had disappeared but also because I needed to create something, anything, just to stay sane.
And so The Filmumentaries Podcast was born. Unbelievably I am now sixteen episodes in, having interviewed editor Paul Hirsch, Tim Rose of Admiral Ackbar fame and mostly recently Sound editor Mark Mangini (Raiders and Blade Runner 2049).
I thought I’d pop my head in and say “hi” to some old friends and to share this latest endeavour with you. Let me know what you think.
Oh and if you do fancy a listen, you can probably skip the first episode. It was very much an experiment. A pilot episode if you will. Jump into episode 3 and Tim Rose’s sometimes emotional recounting of his time on Return of the Jedi and Muppets Christmas Carol.
All the best