Film & TV

Celebrating the craft of filmmaking and creativity on screen

Behind the scenes at Spitting Image

Satirical puppet show Spitting Image is back after a 24-year hiatus, and features everyone from President Trump’s tweeting anus to a James Corden-Cats hybrid. Here, we speak to the creatives behind the programme’s unique brand of public service satire

Designing TV titles for the streaming age

As TV and streaming services fight for viewers in an ever-more competitive landscape, design matters. Here, we look at the role of opening sequences in the era of the ‘skip intro’ button, and examine their role in hooking in viewers

Why do we still love stop motion?

Stop motion’s popularity has barely wavered in the century or so since it first appeared. But what makes it such a big hit with creatives and clients, and what does the future hold?

The Slow Grind

Georgina Johnson’s first book, The Slow Grind: Finding Our Way Back to Creative Balance, addresses how our narrow definition of sustainability has created more inequality. Rebecca Fulleylove talks to the multi-disciplinary artist about what needs to change

My breakthrough moment: Ali Alvarez

In this series we ask leading creatives to talk about what projects or events kickstarted their careers. Here, filmmaker and JustSo Head of Creative Ali Alvarez shares how a horse riding accident sparked a fresh interest in documentary, and reinvented her creative approach

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How I Work: Intimacy Coordinator Ita O’Brien

The intimacy coordinator has worked on TV shows including Sex Education, Normal People and I May Destroy You to help actors feel empowered in intimate scenes on screen. She talks about her work and why brands and advertisers need to take notice of it too

What Would I Change: director Meji Alabi

In the latest in our series of articles asking creatives what they would like to change about their industry, Meji Alabi reflects on making films during a pandemic, finding new ways to shoot music videos, and how the industry can create more opportunities for underrepresented voices

Designing The Luminaries

Eleanor Catton’s bestselling novel, set in New Zealand during the 19th century gold rush, has been reimagined in a six-part drama for BBC and TVNZ. We talk to production designer Felicity Abbott about the joys and challenges of bringing Catton’s epic story to life 

Creative Futures Revisited: David O’Reilly

As part of our 40th birthday celebrations, CR is revisiting the alumni from our Creative Futures scheme, which ran for nearly 30 years. Here, we profile LA-based artist David O’Reilly, an alumnus from Creative Futures’ Class of 2008

Creative Heroes: FKA twigs

As part of our 40th celebrations, we’re honouring some of the artists and creatives we feel are changing the industry today and inspiring new generations. Here, we interview musician FKA twigs, who discusses her journey from humble beginnings to global recognition