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ScreenTalk Short: Anthony McCarten

Interview – 2019

BAFTA-winner Anthony McCarten has written scripts about Winston Churchill, scientist Stephen Hawking and the band Queen. In this ScreenTalk Short interview, McCarten talks about early criticism from Worzel Gummidge actor Jon Pertwee, directing suicide tale Nocturne in a Room, and turning his play Via Satellite into his first feature film. Also mentioned are the challenges of funding Stephen Hawking project The Theory of Everything, the screen adaptations of McCarten's novels The English Harem and Death of a Superhero, and directing his second feature Show of Hands

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Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside
There's a lot of pressure to pull it off, and of course especially in the New Zealand environment you’re often not given enough money, which then equates into not enough time, which then equates into enormous pressure.
– Anthony McCarten on the challenges on directing his first feature Via Satellite (1998)