Film & TV

Celebrating the craft of filmmaking and creativity on screen

Should I work for free?

It’s an eternal issue in the creative industries, and a question that rarely has a simple answer. Here, we get to the bottom of when, if ever, it’s a good idea to work for free, what to watch out for, and what to bear in mind when deciding

Director Peter Hedges on new film Ben Is Back

The screenwriter behind About a Boy and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape returns to the cinema as the writer/director of Ben Is Back, starring his son Lucas Hedges as a recovering opioid-addict. He shares his process with Creative Review

How Wanuri Kahiu is shaking up the film industry in Kenya

The filmmaker made headlines recently when her film Rafiki, which is about two girls who fall in love, was banned by the Kenyan authorities. She tells CR about becoming a filmmaker in a family of doctors, and her mission to tell stories that are fun, fierce and frivolous

Filmmaker Carol Morley on using lookbooks

Ahead of the release of her critically-acclaimed third feature film Out of Blue, the British filmmaker Carol Morley gives Creative Review an exclusive insight into the way she employs a visual book as a central aspect of feature film directing

Ane Crabtree on creating worlds through costumes

The costume designer has made a name for herself working on productions including The Sopranos and The Handmaid’s Tale. She discusses her unconventional route into the industry, and why costume designers can no longer be dismissed as ‘the shirt girl’

The Money issue: February/March 2019

A whole issue dedicated to creativity and cash; we have advice on how to sell a creative business, we investigate the value of an expensive university education, and speak to leading creatives about how they manage their money

I was the… production designer for The Favourite

Fresh from winning a BAFTA for her work on Yorgos Lanthimos’ brilliantly surreal take on the reign of Queen Anne, we speak to Fiona Crombie about creating everything from wheelchairs to rabbit cages, and making a period drama work on an indie film budget

Reimagining Les Miserables without music

BBC has ditched the singing in its new adaptation of Victor Hugo’s famous novel. We speak to the show’s director Tom Shankland about the benefits of not having seen any previous versions, and making a Les Mis for the austerity era

My breakthrough moment: Annie Atkins

Annie Atkins tells us about the props that started off her illustrious career as a graphic designer for film; those delicious ‘millennial pink’ Mendl’s boxes that enjoy a lot of screen time in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

Designing for The Favourite

The Favourite is hotly-tipped for major awards success. Design fans have an additional reason to love the film – its distinctive typographic ‘chapter openers’. We spoke to their designer Vasilis Marmatakis

So you want to be a… music supervisor

Being a music supervisor involves much more than finding the perfect track. We spoke to Catherine Grieves – music supervisor on Killing Eve – about the demands of the job and her route into film and TV

So you want to be a… prosthetic make-up artist

Valter Casotto tells CR about doing make-up for weird and wonderful creatures in everything from Game of Thrones to The Hobbit, the value of getting work experience early on, and making sure you leave your artistic ego at the door when you start a new job