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02/06/2017 Steve Green Comments Closed
I’ve known Alan Jones since the early 1990s, when I was first freelancing (including a monthly column for The Dark Side and regular appearances in SFX) and he was writing for a number of film magazines, including Shivers. I interviewed him in October 2016, at the aptly-titled London hostelry The Bleeding Heart Tavern. A clip from our conversation aired on the Halloween edition of Big Centre TV’s film programme The Big Picture (see here); sadly, this was the channel’s final day, before it was swallowed up by the inferior Made TV).
Photo by Chrissie Harper
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12/12/2016 Steve Green Comments Closed
Had a rather busy Saturday. Even as I was driving into Birmingham for the latest gathering of the Birmingham Horror Group at the Gunmakers Arms, Lee Bannister was introducing Chrissie’s and my report from the Blue Orange Theatre for Made in Birmingham TV’s Birmingham News Weekend Magazine.
Shortly afterwards, I was on stage with author Adam Nevill, discussing his influences, his new novel Under a Watchful Eye (a terrific read, by the way) and the impending movie adaptation of The Ritual, which had only been announced two days earlier. The conversation was filmed for use on two separate Made in Birmingham TV shows, the general material for Lee and the film-related footage for his colleague Carl Jones’ daily cinema slot. In addition, the interview will be transcribed for a forthcoming issue of the magazine Fear.
[Photograph above by Chrissie Harper]
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10/22/2016 Steve Green Comments Closed
[On-set photographs courtesy of Chrissie Harper]
Rose of Eibon’s YouTube channel has been extensively updated recently, and now includes all five of my appearances on Big Centre TV’s The Big Picture: my debut on 22 July, in conversation with presenter Carl Jones; my and Chrissie Harper’s reports for the show, filmed at Birmingham’s Mockingbird Theatre (27 September), Blue Orange Theatre (18 October), Flatpack Film Festival (11 October) and, down at London’s Bleeding Heart Tavern, an extract from my lengthy chat with FrightFest organiser Alan Jones (31 October).
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10/10/2016 Steve Green Comments Closed
Tuesday saw the airing on Big Centre TV of Chrissie’s and my report from Birmingham’s Blue Orange Theatre, featuring an interview with trustee Mark Webster. All three of our contributions to Carl Jones’ show The Big Picture will shortly be available online via our YouTube channel.
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09/12/2016 Steve Green Comments Closed
Chrissie and I headed over to Birmingham Open Media a couple of weeks back, to meet with Ian Francis, director of the city’s Flatpack Film Festival, to discuss both that event and the current ‘Birmingham on Film’ season. The resulting interview will air on Big Centre TV‘s breakfast magazine Good Morning tomorrow, with several repeats during the day, and will be featured in The Week with Carl Jones on Friday. Our third report for the channel, focusing upon Birmingham’s Blue Orange Theatre, currently awaits a slot in the schedule.
As you can see from the photograph below, I bumped into one of Bruce Campbell’s co-stars from the original Evil Dead on the way out, but he declined to be interviewed. Apparently, he had to attend a stag party that evening.
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Following my recent appearance on Big Centre TV‘s movie magazine The Big Picture, hosted by Carl Jones, I’m delighted to announce my first report for the channel will air later this month. Together with my director / editor colleague Chrissie Harper, I met with Anthony Duffy, general manager of Birmingham’s Mockingbird Theatre, to discuss the venue’s impending relaunch as a full-time cinema.