Movie Makers – Interview with the Artistic Director of the Colchester Independent Short Film Festival

By Rodney Appleyard

On Monday 11 March, from 6pm, the Movie Makers show will feature an interview with the actor Steve Martin talking about a new documentary all about his life.

The documentary itself also includes views by Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey and Diane Keaton. We also feature interviews from the new movie Monkey Man by Dev Patel. 

This movie stars Dev Patel as Kid, an anonymous young man who makes an average living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash.

After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city’s sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him.

We also recently featured an interview with the Artistic Director for the festival, Nick Pelas, who talked about the inspiring films we can look forward to seeing at the Colchester Independent Film Festival, from North East Essex, the UK and the rest of the world.

Find out how you can get tickets for the festival, and what is involved.

On previous shows recently, we featured Nick Pelas talking about last year’s festival. You can listen again to his interview here.

You can also listen below to Elena Distaru’s interview about the Essex DocFest event, which was held at The Colchester Arts Centre:

Plus, you can hear DB Morgan talk about the build-up to the Premiere of Morris Men.

We also feature Steve Dorrington, one of the Directors of the Colchester Film Festival, talk about this exciting event that happened recently.

Additionally, listen (below) to Nick Pelas talking about the last Colchester Independent Short Film competition, which took place at the Curzon cinema in Colchester earlier this year.

Plus, you can find below the full video trailers mentioned on the show recently:




We also interviewed filmmaker Lucy Charlesworth a few weeks ago about her experiences on a BFI filmmaking course based at Signals Media in Colchester, which has led to her working on a blockbuster movie at Pinewood Studios.

The show was broadcast on Colne Radio. Listen to the recordings belows:

Previous shows have included interviews with the stars of the new film Morris Men, produced by filmmaker DB Morgan:

Email: [email protected] if you have any questions, or suggestions for who could be interviewed for the next edition of Colne Radio’s Movie Makers show.

Alternatively, please submit your ideas below:

Go behind the scenes on DB Morgan’s movie Faith, here:

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