ReelScotland Blethers

ReelScotland Blethers

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News and interviews covering the best of Scottish film and TV.


Episode 21: Mark Cousins on The Eyes of Orson Welles
Jan 13, 2019 • 22 min
It’s been a wee while since the last episode of the podcast, but life caught up with me. I hope to release at least one new episode each month, so keep an eye on your podcast feed. This episode I caught up with Edinburgh-based filmmaker Mark Cousins as…
Episode 20: Matthew Holness on Possum, The cast of Patrick
Jul 10, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode I have a blether with writer/director/actor Matthew Holness about the dark Possum, and some of the cast of the bright and breezy British comedy, Patrick. In this episode I mention the brilliant Scarfolk, head to…
Episode 19: Joe Dante on Trailers from Hell
Jul 3, 2018 • 20 min
In this episode I have a blether with director Joe Dante! Joe’s a bit of a hero of mine - I still remember sitting in the cinema watching Gremlins 2: The New Batch and I love Matinee - so it was great to talk to him about his love of old movies and his…
Episode 18: Finlay Pretsell on Time Trial
Jul 2, 2018 • 32 min
This episode goes behind-the-scenes of Time Triak, the latest film from Edinburgh documentary filmmaker, Finlay Pretsell. There’s some great advice in here from Finlay on making documentaries, and about what it took to get Time Trial to screen. Find out…
Episode 17: Matt Palmer on Netflix’s Calibre
Jun 28, 2018 • 28 min
Welcome to episode 17 of ReelScotland Blethers. This episode I speak to Edinburgh-based writer/director Matt Palmer about his new film, Calibre, which debuts worldwide on Netflix on Friday 29th June. Read Matt’s ReelScotland interview from 2011:…
Episode 16: Ewen Bremner on No Song to Sing
Jun 19, 2018 • 13 min
Welcome to Episode 16 and Episode 1 of ReelScotland Blethers! Confused? You may well be, but all is explained in the podcast. You can also hear an interview with Scottish actor Ewen Bremner, who discusses a short film he’s produced, No Song to Sing, as…
Intermission: Introducing ReelScotland Blethers
Jun 19, 2018 • 1 min
ReelScotland Blethers is both a new and old podcast - here ReelScotland.com’s Jonathan Melville tries to explain what’s going on with this feed…
Episode 15: James McAvoy discusses Filth
Oct 3, 2013 • 6 min
Interview with actor James McAvoy as he discusses his latest film, the Irvine Welsh adaptation, #Filth.
Episode 14: The Lost Art of the Film Explainer
Aug 27, 2012 • 10 min
Jonathan Melville talks to Storyteller Andy Cannon about his new silent cinema event, The Lost Art of the Film Explainer. Read the review http://www.reelscotland.com/event-review-the-lost-art-of-the-film-explainer/ #silentcinema #scotland #edinburgh #film…
Bonus Interview: Kelly Macdonald discusses Brave
Aug 3, 2012 • 2 min
In the role of Merida, heroine of Disney-Pixar’s new animated epic, Brave, actress Kelly Macdonald’s voice is one the most recognisable elements of a film which seeks to bring girl power to 10th Century Scotland. Read the interview…
Bonus Interview: Brave’s Mark Andrews on Scottish films
Apr 9, 2012 • 1 min
At a recent press conference held to promote Disney-Pixar’s Brave, director Mark Andrews noted some of the films that inspired his team.
Bonus Interviews: Bo’ness Hippodrome audience memories
Mar 24, 2012 • 1 min
Memories of the Bo’ness Hippodrome from two local residents.
Episode 13: Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema Opening Night
Mar 24, 2012 • 6 min
Silent film pianist Neil Brand’s opening introduction to the 2012 Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema in Bo’ness, Scotland.
Episode 12: Larry O’Reilly and Matt Eyre on IMAX Edinburgh
Dec 21, 2011 • 6 min
Larry O’Reilly and Matt Eyre discuss the launch of Cineworld IMAX Edinburgh.
Bonus Interview: Ben Lloyd-Hughes on Young James Herriot Pt 2
Dec 15, 2011 • 2 min
Ben Lloyd-Hughes on Young James Herriot’s Harry Potter connection
Bonus Interview: Ben Lloyd-Hughes on Young James Herriot
Dec 15, 2011 • 2 min
Ben Lloyd-Hughes introduces Young James Herriot’s Rob McAloon
Bonus Interview: Amy Manson on working in Scotland in Young James Herriot
Dec 13, 2011 • 0 min
Amy Manson on working in Scotland in Young James Herriot http://www.reelscotland.com/amy-manson-young-james-herriot-bbc-scotland/
Bonus Interview: Amy Manson on Young James Herriot
Dec 13, 2011 • 0 min
Amy Manson on the period setting of Young James Herriot http://www.reelscotland.com/amy-manson-young-james-herriot-bbc-scotland/
Bonus Interview: Iain De Caestecker on Young James Herriot
Dec 12, 2011 • 1 min
Actor Iain De Caestecker discusses the filming of BBC Scotland’s Young James Herriot. http://www.reelscotland.com/young-james-herriot-iain-de-caestecker-bbc-one/
Episode 11: Melissa George discusses A Lonely Place to Die
Sep 2, 2011 • 14 min
Australian actress Melissa George discusses her upcoming Scottish-set thriller, A Lonely Place to Die.
Episode 10: Glasgow Film Festival 2011 roundtable review - 2 of 2
Mar 1, 2011 • 29 min
Part 2 of a round-up of the highs and lows of the 2011 GFF.
Episode 9: Glasgow Film Festival 2011 roundtable review - 1 of 2
Mar 1, 2011 • 29 min
A round-up of the highs and lows of the 2011 GFF.
Episode 8: Shona Thomson on the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema 2011
Feb 14, 2011 • 10 min
Shona Thomson, Artistic Director of the Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema, talks about the new event coming to Scotland.
Episode 7: Pilton Video’s Hollywood success with Mum’s Birthday (extended)
Feb 2, 2011 • 22 min
An interview with the team at Pilton Video on their Hollywood success with Mum’s Birthday.
Episode 6: Pilton Video’s Mum’s Birthday (short version)
Feb 2, 2011 • 5 min
An interview with the team at Pilton Video on their Hollywood success with Mum’s Birthday - this is the short version, check out Episode 7 for the extended interview.
Episode 5: Ron Inglis, Director of Regional Screen Scotland
Jan 19, 2011 • 28 min
An interview with Ron Inglis, Director of Regional Screen Scotland.
Episode 4: The Southwell Collective
Sep 16, 2010 • 10 min
The Southwell Collective discuss scoring silent cinema at the Bo’ness Hippodrome, 12 September 2010.
Episode 3: Allan Brown on Inside The Wicker Man
Aug 19, 2010 • 4 min
Allan Brown, author of Inside The Wicker Man, talks to Jonathan Melville at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, 14 August 2010. Apologies for the audio quality of this mini-episode.
Episode 2: Alan Miles, Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, 22 July 2010
Jul 22, 2010 • 4 min
Latest episode of ReelScotland Blethers
Episode 1: Billy Bragg, Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, 22 July 2010
Jul 22, 2010 • 4 min
Billy Bragg visits Edinburgh with his film, Breaking Rocks.