Sally El Hosaini – How to make an award-winning Netflix movie The Swimmers with Matthias Schweighöfer, Manal Issa & Nathalie Issa

On today’s episode, dream team Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir, welcome writer/director Sally El Hosaini, who you might know from her film My Brother the Devil (2012), and part of her wonderful cast of her latest film The Swimmers (2022), Matthias Schweighöfer (Army of Thieves), Manal Issa & Nathalie Issa.

Sally chats about

·      choosing the right project for your career

·      finding the right cast

·      collaborating with Working Title & Netflix

·      tips & tricks on working with non-actors

·      working with the DOP

·      the shooting of The Swimmers

·      dealing with notes

And her cast talks about

·      working with directors

·      being a first-time actor

·      the responsibility to tell a story in an authentic way

The Swimmer is a truly impressive and important film. Sally and her cast gave a very interesting insight into the making of it. So do check out the movie and enjoy this week’s conversation with Sally El Hosaini, Matthias Schweighöfer, Manal Issa & Nathalie Issa.

 

THE SWIMMERS is out on Netflix!

A story of the miraculous journey made by swimming sisters Yusra and Sarah Mardini who fled as refugees from war-torn Syria all the way to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

 

EPISODE LINKS

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