March 18, 2019
In the second of this 2 part tribute to artist and filmmaker Elliott Ashton, I talk to Catherine Taylor about her experience working alongside Elliott on Attack of the Aliens, and their friendship in general.
Farewell Elliott. I'm grateful for knowing you.
March 4, 2019
In this weeks episode, I attempt to pay tribute to a friend, Elliott Ashton, who sadly passed away in September of 2018. Elliott was a multi talented creative. A visual artist, VFX artist, writer, director and producer. I chat with actor and friend of Elliotts, Ben Macleod. Ben talks of his time working on Elliotts wonderful animated short film, Attack of the Aliens which you can watch for free here:
I want to thank Ben for taking the time to talk to me to celebrate Elliott and his work. Elliott was an incredible artist and filmmaker and we will all miss him dearly.
Photo portrait credit: Sarah Carpenter. Thank you for allowing me to use this piece.
February 25, 2019
To kick off our second series, I took my brother, Chirag Vaid to a special screening of The Room at the Prince Charles Cinema in London's Leicester Square. In this special Valentines episode, we recorded live at the event (so please excuse the noise), sharing our expectations before hand, and our thoughts after the screening. Did we think The Room was truly a disaster, or an absolute work of genius? Hit play to find out!
P.S.: If you've not seen the film, be warned as there are spoilers ahead. And language! Drunken, silly, foul language.
January 11, 2019
In this, the Season Finale of The Screening Room, host Rutvig Vaid goes through his top 5 films of 2018, based on his extremely limited viewing experience this year.
The Screening Room will return in February of 2019 with Season 2, which will include interviews with British comics writer and artist, John Higgins (The Killing Joke, Watchmen, 2000AD), Hollywood graphic designer Jenn Moye (The Walking Dead, Fast & Furious 5, Spider-man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War) and commentary tracks on Robocop 2, Attack the Block and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, to name but a few.
Here's to a bright and wonderful 2019 for all!
December 26, 2018
In this bonus, Christmas special episode, Rutvig Vaid talks to actress Arti Shah (Star Wars, Attack the Block, Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, Guardians of the Galaxy) about some of her fave Christmas films. And about time too, given that they are married!
So, you'd better not shout, you'd better not cry, you'd better not pout I'm telling ya why...'Artie Shaw' is comin' to town!
Wishing you all a very, Merry Christmas.
December 16, 2018
Norton James joins us in The Screening Room this week as we watch Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1. Norton was the body double for Chris Pratt / Star Lord. Listen as Norton (or is it Chris?) talks us through the film, providing behind the scenes info on how they shot this incredible entry to the MCU.
So get ready to hit 3, 2, 1 oh wait. I forgot to count you in on this one! Doh!
And be sure to check out our newly formed Instagram account for some cool WIP pictures of our artwork, bonus making of and deleted content, as well as the facebook page for all the latest updates. Search @ScreeningRoomThe
December 5, 2018
In this weeks episode, Rutvig Vaid and guest co-host Patrick O’ Leary watch 4 randomly picked shorts on Vimeo with guest indie filmmaker Sam Jeffreys.
Originally recorded in late 2017, join us as we watch and discuss the films, as well as hit on topics that are now, quite frankly, old hat (but, unfortunately, always relevant)!
Log on to vimeo.com and search:
Patrick O’ Leary picked: Past the second stage - https://vimeo.com/154973255
Rutvig Vaid picked ‘Laps’ - https://vimeo.com/charlottewells/laps
Sam Jeffreys picked ‘Isolated’ - https://vimeo.com/116451815
And our final, bonus, randomly picked film is the stunning animation ‘Oma’ - https://vimeo.com/164076380
November 20, 2018
Mumbai based actress, writer, director extraordinaire Tahira Nath joins Rutvig in The Screening Room this week to watch and talk about her latest (co) writing project, Zoom Studios' brand new Indian sitcom, Imperfect. The pair provide a commentary track on the 22 minute (primarily English) pilot episode, whilst catching up AND reading some comments from the viewers themselves. Did someone say Wes Anderson meets New Girl? Maybe! So login to that YouTube account, line up the episode and 3, 2, 1, PLAY!
Link to the episode here: https://youtu.be/D-jwWbrTH7w
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Movie-Television-Studio/The-Zoom-Studios-924269634411046/
November 15, 2018
In this special episode of The Screening Room, Rutvig Vaid is joined by James Lundy (Edinburgh ComicCon, Hero Talk Rebirth Podcast, Wired) and Costas Karaiskos (AthensCon) as they remember the late, great, Stan Lee.
November 12, 2018
This week, we hear from numerous guests that attended MCM ComicCon at the London Excel Centre on 26th October. Ziki Nelson and his colleague Hamed talk about their indie comic, Kugali Anthology while host Rutvig Vaid notes Ziki's striking resemblance to Donald Glover. This is followed by a conversation about Star Wars with Bostonian, Frank D. Rich of Star Wars Autograph News, where Rutvig and Frank share their thoughts on The Last Jedi and remember their personal experiences with the late Carrie Fisher. And rounding up the episode are a series of Star Wars interviews, with guests signers Angus MacInnes (Gold Leader in A New Hope and Rogue One), Attila Vajda (Sagwa in Solo: A Star Wars Story) and Ross Sambridge (Kessel Wookie slave in Solo and one of the Snoke body doubles in The Last Jedi).