Industry Minds Live Podcast: Effects of Isolation on Creativity VOD

  • Independent Film
  • 60min
  • Industry Programme
  • 2020

This is the on-demand recording of the panel, to watch live on the 31st October please click here.

Raindance have partnered with Industry Minds for a second edition of this live podcast about mental health and filmmaking. Filmmakers, screen creatives and experts will talk about the effects of Covid-related isolation on creative minds.

We’ll discuss alienation, general anxiety and the inability to focus or create, and we’ll present useful tools to help creatives during this difficult time.

Hosted by Cathy Reeds and Scarlett Maltman, Industry Minds

Guests: Sadie Frost, Director of CONTACT; Lee Hunter, Director of ON MY OWN, Anna Russell Martin, Lee Knight

About the Guests:

With over three decades in film, theatre and television, Sadie Frost is producer, actor, fashion designer and author.

In 1999, Sadie set up production company Natural Nylon with fellow actors Jude Law, Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller; co-founded Blonde to Black Pictures in 2012, producing Dotty (2013), Buttercup Bill (2014) and Set the Thames on Fire (2015); and co-founded Blonde to Black Pictures Two in 2014, so far producing Rags (2016), Two for Joy (2018) and Running Man (2019) - as well as Contact (2020), Lockdown Lovers Part 1 (2020) and Lockdown Lovers Part 2 (2020) which Sadie also directed. Sadie is currently directing a documentary feature about the legendary fashion designer, Mary Quant.

Anna Russell Martin trained at The Dance School of Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Theatre credits include: Nora: A Dolls House (Young Vic, Citizens Theatre); The Panopticon (National Theatre of Scotland); Toy Plastic Chicken (Oran Mor/Traverse Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Citizens Theatre); Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre of Scotland/Citizens Theatre/Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh); Bunny (Tron Theatre); The Wonderful World of Dissocia, The Angry Brigade, One More Sleep ‘til Christmas, Coriolanus (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Betty Blue Eyes, Godspell (The Dance School of Scotland/Citizens Theatre).

Film Credits include: The Shift (mtp productions); Ghostlight (National Theatre of Scotland). TV Credits include: BBC Casualty. Radio Credits include: The Portal (National Theatre of Scotland); Watercooler, Rabbit Catcher, Contemporary Political Ethics (Traverse Theatre); The Apple The Tree, The Kids Table, Five Day which changed Everything (BBC radio 4) Awards include: Venice Film Festival nomination for the European Film Awards (The Shift); Duncan MacRae Memorial Award for Scots Language 2016; Arnold Fleming Scholarship 2016; Mac Brydon Prize 2018.

Lee Knight will be appearing in feature film The Last Letter From Your Lover for Netflix and has recently finished filming on BBC’s The North Water. Both will air in 2020. Other Film & TV credits Include; Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire, The Spiritualist, Away With Me, Misrule, The Doorman, Nutritiously Nicola, The Trial of Christine Keeler, Sherlock, Grange Hill.

Lee Hunter is a professional Actor and Writer based in London. He is best known for appearing on the Emmy award winning series Vikings and British TV soap Eastenders. He has recently completed his debut film ‘On My Own’, a short film focusing on Mental health and Suicide (Which is the biggest killer of men in the UK, under the age of 45). The film has been gaining great sucess on the film circuit, gaining 10 selections and 2 award nominations so far. It also recieved a private screening and Q and A at the BBC Television Centre in March 2020, prior to lockdown. Lee’s aim with the film is to create discussion and awareness around Mental Health and Suicide, particularly in these difficult times; when so many are suffering. About the Hosts:

Cathy Read originates from Edinburgh and graduated from ArtsEd with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre. Since graduating roles include: Thamesa in Bumblescratch (Adelphi Theatre), Beth March in Little Women (Hope Mill Theatre), Lucy in The Life and Times of Timothy Cratchit (Southwark Playhouse) and Ensemble in The Banquet of Antony and Cleopatra (Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi). Cathy has explored different aspects of the industry since mid 2019 including casting and administration roles and has recently embarked on a Law degree.

Scarlett Maltman co-founded Industry Minds in 2018 after a difficult experience with mental health and as a result, wanted to start an open conversation on mental health in the arts. Alongside running Industry Minds, Scarlett works as an actor working across screen and stage. Recent credits include Countess Dolzhikov in Hulu’s “The Great” and The Pirate Queen in London’s West End.

In Partnership with Industry Minds