December 25, 2018

E178 | Phillip Noyce

NEWSROOM was the breakout film in the long and illustrious career of Phillip Noyce. As we say goodbye to 2018, as has become tradition, we take a look back at some of the year's highlights for Coming Up Next. 

Kendrick Lamar, Aloe Blacc, and Macy Gray are just some of the artists that Sam Barsh has collaborated with. He's written and performed on Grammy Award winning tunes and albums. And today, he comes on the podcast to break down the reality of being a songwriter, producer, and player, in the age of streaming.

December 11, 2018

E176 | Michelle Law (Writer)

Homecoming QueensSingle Asian Female, and Bloomers are three of the more significant projects in the career of writer Michelle Law. How has her process evolved? Was she afraid of being pigeon hole'd in a white washed industry? And has there really been significant change behind the scenes of the Aussie film & tv world?

The Lord of the Rings & Mortal Engines screenwriter and producer, Philippa Boyens, joins me in the chat cave this week. Philippa grew up reading the Tolkien books from cover to cover, in the West of Auckland. Never did she dream that she would get a call from Peter Jackson, with an offer to come on board his team to adapt The Lord of the Rings into a screenplay - the tip of the iceberg being a 2004 Academy Award. Her filmography elevates her into the category of "Film Royalty", such is the pedigree of her portfolio - the latest of which is Mortal Engines, which opens in Australian cinemas Thursday December 6th.