This Is My Cinema | The BIFA Podcast

Jo Hartley and director Marley Morrison

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Episode notes

For this episode writer and director Marley Morrison, spoke to BIFA Best Supporting Actress nominee Jo Hartley (This Is England). Marley’s feature film debut Sweetheart was released in 2021 and received five different nominations at the BIFAs. As well as Jo’s nomination for Best Supporting Actress, the film’s lead actor Nell Barlow won the award for Breakout performance, producer Michelle Antoniaes won the prize for Breakthrough producer and Marley herself was nominated for awards for both debut screenwriter and debut director.

In this heartfelt, insightful and captivating conversation Marley and Jo look back at the cinema trips of their youth and how it moulded who they are today, from 80s comedy classics, to the work of Shane Meadows. They also get into the camaraderie and compassion that made Sweetheart happen, highlighting it as a prime example of the warming collaborative spirit that can come from the filmmaking process.

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