• Interviews

Anthony Bawn and Spencer Michael Collins IV on “Velvet Jesus”

Velvet Jesus is a collaboration between African American filmmakers Anthony Bawn and Spencer Michael Collins IV, who created the company VIM Media LLC to create content for their community and tell stories that are not often heard outside it. It turned out that it is not an easy task creating gay African American content, and the team set out to make a difference and create a platform for their community to tell their stories too.
  • Industry

Kate O’Riordan on “Smother”, Writing and the Power of Irish Women

Smother was intended to be a show about stepmothers, but then the series, aired by Irish broadcaster RTE, took a completely new turn, explains Irish writer Kate O’Riordan who is behind the show. The novelist, who started in television by adapting “Involved”, her first book, into an ITV series, had several TV credits before Smother, the most well-known and successful internationally probably being Mr Selfridge with Jeremy Piven in the lead.