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Matthew Metcalfe: Scaling the heights of filmmaking…

Interview – 2013

Producer Matthew Metcalfe began his career making short films and music videos. He moved into feature films with Nemesis Game, The Ferryman, Dean Spanley and Love Birds. Metcalfe has also made documentaries including Vietnam – My Father's War and Soldiers of Fortune.

In this ScreenTalk, Metcalfe talks about:

  • Working with Jesse Warn on his first film 9 Across
  • Going cap in hand to get the two stars of the film on board  
  • The brutal nature of making feature film Nemesis Game
  • How Vietnam – My Father’s War was a very personal story to tell
  • Wanting to make Dean Spanley the 'perfect' film
  • Being transfixed by the story of Love Birds
  • Winning the rights to use music by legendary band Queen 
  • Convincing people that Giselle, a film about ballet, would be successful
  • Respecting the memory of Sir Edmund Hillary in Beyond the Edge

This video was first uploaded on 9 September 2013, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside

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