Girls On Film

Ep 148: Sally Phillips, Ronni Ancona and Sophia Myles live at Cinemagic’s On The Pulse festival

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Actors Sally Phillips, Ronni Ancona and Sophia Myles join host Anna Smith on stage at Cinemagic’s On The Pulse short film festival, for an episode recorded with an audience of young filmmakers on 25 March 2023. From the Queen’s Film Theatre in Belfast, Sophia Myles discusses entering the industry at the age of 15 and reuniting with her Mansfield Park co-star Lindsay Duncan. She also gives her advice to those hoping to make short films, shares her plans for a documentary and speaks frankly about her experiences in big budget films like Transformers: Age of Extinction. Comedy performers and writers Sally Phillips and Ronni Ancona next join the conversation, to talk about their company Captain Dolly, their working relationship and how the comedy scene has changed for women. Sally speaks about Smack the Pony, representation on screen and their plans for a romcom with Down’s Syndrome stars. And of course, Ronni Ancona treats us to her famed Olivia Colman impression. Members of the audience have fascinating questions for all three guests and more fun, feminist chat follows. Other films and TV mentioned: Doctor Who Outlander November 1st The Big Impression I’m Alan Partridge The Fast Show Mean Machine The Monk, The Mermaid & Molise Transformers: Age of Extinction Become a patron of Girls On Film on Patreon here: Follow us on socials: Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z Girls On Film is an HLA production. Host: Anna Smith. Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold Producer: Lydia Scott Audio Producer: Emma Butt Assistant Producer: Eleanor Hardy House band: MX Tyrants Principal Partners: Vanessa Smith and Peter Brewer. This episode is in partnership with Cinemagic Image: MT Hurson Stills Photography