Host Anna Smith is joined by trailblazing Oscar-winner Anne Dudley and BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Nainita Desai. They talk about their careers as film composers, in the first of two episodes partnered with Scala Radio.
Anne and Nainita discuss the details and challenges of this offscreen role,
and share their stories of breaking into the film scoring industry. Addressing gender imbalance, we look to the positive changes taking place – and how to keep them going.
Anne remembers attending the Academy Awards for The Full Monty, while Nainita talks about scoring the award-winning documentary For Sama.
Adapting to lockdown life along with the rest of us, Nainita talks about her new project connecting musicians with composers to keep the industry in motion throughout the pandemic. We also learn which classic scores inspired our guests to make a career of composing – and that even they are not immune to the power of ABBA.