Don is now presenting a radio show on Jazz Kultura.
He will be discussing a wide range of topics covering the entertainment industry. But the best part is hearing from the professionals working in the entertainment industry – from actors, to directors, to writers, to producers, to agents, to everyone else involved in the industry!
Below are the guests he’s spoken to so far, and this impressive list will continue to grow!
Come and enjoy the show, Thursday 16:00-17:00 on JazzKultura
In this show, Don has fika with award winning mobile filmmaker, Jon Gill!
Jon lives in Scotland and as well as creating client content for the web and social media, he also teaches the #MadeOnAMobile programme of ‘shoot, edit and share’ approach to mobile filmmakers using phones and/or tablets.
He’s had his films screened at festivals on both hemispheres and on several continents in cities including Seattle, San Diego,
Deborah Baxtrom is a screenwriter and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. She wrote the original screenplay, MARY’S MONSTER, currently in pre-production with Fulwell 73 and Rose Pictures. In the script, Mary Shelley locks into a dangerous battle with her own ‘inner monster’ as she struggles to write her seminal science fiction novel, Frankenstein. The project will be directed by Farren Blackburn and star Kit Harington as the Monster and Carla Rugaard as Mary Shelley.
And Deborah eloquently discusses a competition that brought her recognition – and Don Allen and Pav Norman will be discussing a completion that can bring YOU recognition and start your acting career!
Andrew (also known as Drew) is a voiceover artist/actor and poet based in London He has voiced characters for Bafta winning computer game Divinity Original Sin 2, plus ‘Noot’ in Samsung’s very first VR game ‘Augmented Empire’ His TV credits include Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Doctors. And voiceover clients such as Emirates, Carlsberg and First Direct & Northern Ballet.
He is starring in the feature film ‘Polar’, it’s a zero-budget film that deals with mental health.
Beyond the studio Andrew has just completed his first poetry book ‘My Life In Pieces’ which is now available world-wide from various retailers The book deals with mental health and breaking down those stigmas. He creates poetry for the Instagram page Tales of the Nook with his artist friend Michael Felton at Squarespecs.
Andrew has just released a spoken word album called ‘Strong Enough To Break’ which is eight tracks that delve into the complexities of the human condition under the name ‘Creative Tales’. His poems are accompanied by stunning scores by Tomás Almeida from Eleven Tales Music.
Andrew aims to use his pen and poetry to break down the stigmas on mental health, suicide awareness and other difficult topics society is still uncomfortable with. He is currently working on his second poetry book due for release next year, entitled ‘Boy and his arrow’.
Vivien Taylor has been performing since the age of three! (Not too many years ago…) Recently she received BEST LEAD ACTRESS nominations at The Madrid International Film Festival and The Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival for her role as Jennifer in UK feature film, ‘TRAIN SET’ in which she starred opposite Patrick Bergin. Best known for her role as the zombie Matron in action horror feature film, ‘OUTPOST II: BLACK SUN’, Vivien was delighted to play the Nurse in the prequel, ‘OUTPOST III: RISE OF THE SPETSNAZ’ which has been released worldwide.
Children’s television has always been a huge passion of Vivien’s having played Lady Millicent Montague in CBBC’s ‘SPOOK SQUAD’ as well as having played an array of characters in CBBC’s comedy programme ‘HEDZ’.
2022 started with a bang with Vivien being cast alongside Tom Conti in short film CENSURE which so far has won thirty four awards at festivals around the world.
And Vivien is also a professional TV and Radio presenter who has interviewed many A-List celebrities and musicians and co-hosts a radio breakfast show on Pulse 98.4
On this week’s show we will be sharing fika-time with Zoe L. Samper – an actress and dancer based in Spain.
Zoe started studying dance when she was four, and acting when she was 18-years old. She received a scholarship to study at the Paris Marais Dance School in France. Her biggest, and most personal, project so far is Mundo Gris which she started in 2020 and continues to develop and tour, performing in numerous festivals and winning the European Young Theater festival in Spoleto, Italy.
And of course Paweł will be sharing a couple plays we should go-see. Plus, Sadie and Neil will also be offering their vocal talent to two play reviews.
Philippa Debono is a professional actor and works in all areas of the industry – from theatre, TV, to role-play and VO. A dedicated practitioner, she attained a BA (Hons) in Acting, Stage & Screen at the Leeds University, and then trained some more!
Join us and find out how Philippa juggles her work as an actor and full-time mum!
And Paweł will be sharing a couple plays we should go-see. Plus, Sadie Wilde alongside a new actor lending us his voice – and he’s not a stranger to the show…
In this week’s “Theatre Show!” we can’t wait to welcome and chat with Cass Rayner!
Cass is a filmmaker and has more than 20 years experience as a camera operator, and in 2014 he began working exclusively in mobile video production and has received 14 international film awards for a documentary and music video both shot using mobiles and most recently received 3 awards for a drama DEAD EYE.
Neil Kelly graduated from drama school in 2008 at the age of 48. To be fair, he had done a few things beforehand, including 10 years in the army and another 15 or so working in what can loosely be described as “Corporate IT”.
Since 2008 he has been acting regularly in corporate role-play and immersive/educational theatre. In between he has worked across all media, including stage, film, TV, Internet and audio.
Neil is married with three grown-up children and is now a granddad. Have a look at his acting CV – Neil CV. Plus his podcast – Aliens Explored.
Tim is an Actor, Musician and Creative with credits in the West End, UK and internationally. He trained at The Guildford School of Acting and Studio 68, and his full professional credits are here: IMDb Tim.
After almost 30 years living in Brixton he swapped the sprawling metropolis for a small Devon village next to a canal, and he’s never looked back – and he’s also percussionist and Mandolin player for band, SunDog Slide.