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.
You can listen to the episode here.