Chief Executive, Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Three words to describe your feelings about culture
Life-enhancing, mind-blowing, powerful
What inspires you daily?
The resilience and creativity of people and communities in difficult circumstances
What’s the most challenging thing about being in the culture right now?
It sometimes feels too exclusive and it sometimes feels too hard to find the way to change that
And, the biggest opportunity?
People’s need to connect is real and film and culture can play a special role in enabling that connection
What was the last film you saw?
What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015), Liz Garbus
Video on Demand…
Forces filmmakers to think differently
Positive discrimination is…
Essential. A diversity of voices in filmmaking, creating, storytelling and performing seems to me to be essential for the future health of the sector – we need help to make sure that happens
Choose your own adventure films are…
Going to become an exciting development (but I don’t think we’re there yet), but it certainly won’t destroy the shared cinematic experience
VR in film…
I’m just starting to see its potential, but there’s a long way to go to ensure it is genuinely experience-enhancing rather than technologically-distracting
Director / Talent Q&As…
Are a great way to give engage and develop audiences. If done well, it’s a huge treat and privilege to hear direct from those involved in creating stories – which we cynics would do well to remember
What are you looking forward to most about TWU 2017?
Meeting a group of people I don’t usually get the chance to speak to and to understand better what they do and what makes them tick
What part of the TWU 2017 debate are you most interested in and why?
I should say resilience as I think that’s essential in this day and age and it’s what I’ll talk about. But that’s very connected to the Power of Culture. Culture has the power to tell astonishing stories, to connect people, to put you in other people’s shoes, to change the way we see the world.
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