Making award-season features and Huge Streaming series with ‘One Life’ & ‘Slow Horses’ director James Hawes.

Happy New Year and as a treat for you for 2024, Dom Lenoir sits down with director James Hawes to talk making award season features and huge streaming series and discuss his latest feature ‘One Life’ starring Anthony Hopkins which is out NOW.

James talks about his career how he got involved in One Life, how he dealt with the difficult but rewarding story. Working with young children in a psychological situation and casting.

He also with Dom about having breakfast with Anthony Hopkins and persuading him that he can direct the film.

Why cinema will make a comeback.

Finance, scripting and editing.

Camera moves, design and finding new crew.

Why you should keep coming up with collaborations and ideas.

Plus he chats about making Slow Horses and the pitching scenario.

ONE LIFE is OUT NOW in cinemas.

Join Giles at the premiere of his latest produced feature on 5th January, the documentary on Grimsby Town FC


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