Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson & Eddie Hamilton talk making Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One.

On this weeks podcast we are joined by actors Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson and editor Eddie Hamilton to discuss making Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One.

First up Simon Pegg (Star Trek, Shaun of the Dead) and Rebecca Ferguson (Silo, Dune) have fun with hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir discussing all things acting and being on set of a Mission Impossible film, being directed by Christopher McQuarrie and creating the characters.

Secondly we have a great natter with editor Eddie Hamilton (Top Gun Maverick, Kick Ass) about editing on such a big movie, how he got the job and working with Tom Cruise and McQaurrie.

We also discuss:

Editing Tom Gun Maverick and Mission Impossible movies.

Why and how they work with no script on MI films.

If you don’t care about character then nothing matters.

Why it is just a pile of ingredients and why movies in post only come good in the last two weeks.

And why you fight for moments and let others go.

Listen to the Christopher McQaurrie episode here.

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning is in cinemas NOW!


Join us on Zoom on Saturday, July 22nd at 1pm BST, when our team of film professionals will guide you through all the elements you’ll need to plan, all the people you’ll need to hire, and all the questions you’ll need to answer in order to effectively schedule and budget for post-production.


Big thank you to:

Serena Gardner

Mark Hammett

Lee Hutchings

Marli J Monroe

Karen Newman

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