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The Screening Room S3E2 - Adam J. Spinks

The Screening Room S3E2 - Adam J. Spinks

February 24, 2020

Join host Rutvig Vaid as he talks with British filmmaker Adam J. Spinks (Spaceman, Carrion, Extinction) about making films on no-to-low budget, the trials and tribulations of the festival circuit and Adam's recently released short, Like Glass (available now on Amazon).

The Screening Room S2E7 - Top 5 Films of 2019 (Season Finale) - Rutvig Vaid

The Screening Room S2E7 - Top 5 Films of 2019 (Season Finale) - Rutvig Vaid

February 22, 2020

In this belated Top 5 of 2019 episode, host Rutvig Vaid waxes lyrical about his fave films of last year, as well as introducing a couple more lists including his 'Don't Care List'!  Listen as he moans about stuff, gushes about stuff and generally warbles on as per usual.  Films talked about include Terminator: Dark Fate, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, Shazam, Booksmart, Stuber, Jay & Silent Bob Reboot and many more.  

This ep may be a couple of months late, but it's worth the wait...

...though probably not.

The Screening Room S2E6 - Mike Edmonds (Under the Radar at Raindance)

The Screening Room S2E6 - Mike Edmonds (Under the Radar at Raindance)

October 8, 2019

After another long hiatus, Rutvig is back with another episode of The Screening Room.  

In this episode, Rutvig talks about the Mike Edmonds (Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Time Bandits) biopic, Under the Radar:  The Mike Edmonds Story and shares a recording of the Q&A session that followed the films' premier at Raindance Film Festival last month in London's West End. 

The film features interviews with Colin Firth (Kingsman, Bridget Jones' Diary), Arti Shah (Harry Potter, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy), Danny John Jules (Red Dwarf), Simon J. Frith (Director), Producer extraordinaire Robert Watts (the original Star Wars and Indiana Jones Trilogies) and Michael Palin (Monty Python) to name but a few.

Enjoy!

The Screening Room S2E5 - James Burns (JediNewsUK)

The Screening Room S2E5 - James Burns (JediNewsUK)

July 14, 2019

In this week's episode of The Screening Room, Rutvig Vaid talks to James Burns of JediNewsUK about last April's convention, Star Wars Celebration Chicago.  They discuss the teaser for Star Wars Episode 9:  The Rise of Skywalker and James talks about the new Disney Land attraction Galaxy's Edge, as well as the panels for Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen order amongst other things.

Enjoy!

The Screening Room S2E4 - Anil Desai

The Screening Room S2E4 - Anil Desai

July 8, 2019

After a longer than scheduled break, Rutvig Vaid returns to The Screening Room with British Asian Stand-up comic, actor and impressionist Anil Desai.

The Screening Room - Elliott Ashton Tribute Part 2 - Catherine Taylor

The Screening Room - Elliott Ashton Tribute Part 2 - Catherine Taylor

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. 

 

The Screening Room - Elliott Ashton Tribute Part 1 - Ben Macleod

The Screening Room - Elliott Ashton Tribute Part 1 - Ben Macleod

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:

https://vimeo.com/14723720

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.

 

The Screening Room - S2E1 - The Room

The Screening Room - S2E1 - The Room

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.   

Enjoy.

The Screening Room  S1E13 - Top 5 Films of 2018 (Season Finale) - Rutvig Vaid

The Screening Room S1E13 - Top 5 Films of 2018 (Season Finale) - Rutvig Vaid

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! 

The Screening Room  S1E12 - Christmas Special - Arti Shah

The Screening Room S1E12 - Christmas Special - Arti Shah

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.

The Screening Room - S1E11 - Guardians of the Galaxy - Norton James

The Screening Room - S1E11 - Guardians of the Galaxy - Norton James

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

 

 

The Screening Room  S1E10 - Vimeo Shorts - Sam Jeffries

The Screening Room S1E10 - Vimeo Shorts - Sam Jeffries

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 

Enjoy!

The Screening Room  S1E9 - Imperfect - Tahira Nath

The Screening Room S1E9 - Imperfect - Tahira Nath

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/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thezoomstudios

 

The Screening Room S1E8 - Remembering Stan Lee

The Screening Room S1E8 - Remembering Stan Lee

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.

The Screening Room S1E7 - MCM Edition

The Screening Room S1E7 - MCM Edition

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). 

The Screening Room S1E6 - Scream - Hemrani Vyas

The Screening Room S1E6 - Scream - Hemrani Vyas

October 29, 2018

Turner Classic Movies Programmer, Hemrani Vyas joins Rutvig Vaid in our special Halloween edition of The Screening Room, in which they provide a commentary track for Wes Craven's 1996 slasher classic, Scream.  

Listen as they cringe, yelp, giggle, jump, cringe some more, ooh and aah their way through the film.  

So line up your copy and hit (3, 2, 1) PLAY! 

The Screening Room S1E5 - Zavian’s Bounce - Daniel Gray

The Screening Room S1E5 - Zavian’s Bounce - Daniel Gray

October 25, 2018

In this special, out of the blue bonus episode of The Screening Room, host Rutvig Vaid, talks to the podcast theme choon writer and performer, Daniel Gray.  Though still a Degree student, Daniel is already quite the accomplished musician, with a bias in Jazz.

Rutvig and Daniel play and discuss the uncut version and the previously unreleased, alt, 'B side' version of Zavian's Bounce, and discuss not only the tracks, but also briefly talk about the origins of the art form itself.

The Screening Room  S1E4 - Age of Ultron - Liam Dunne

The Screening Room S1E4 - Age of Ultron - Liam Dunne

October 15, 2018

In this week's episode, host Rutvig Vaid is joined by film editor guru, Liam Dunne, as they watch Avengers:  Age of Ultron.  

As well as Age of Ultron, on which Liam was a Production Runner, his many other credits include Spectre, Agent Carter, Jekyll & Hyde and London Has Fallen, on which he's worked in various roles, including as Vfx editor.

Recorded just prior to the release of 2018's Infinity War, listen to Liam anticipate events of that film, geek out over his love of comics and recall how he made a family's day during the Ultron shoot.  

So line up that media and hit 3, 2, 1 PLAY! 

Or...you know, just hit play, because the ep works without watching the film too!

The Screening Room - S1E3 - Iron Man

The Screening Room - S1E3 - Iron Man

September 30, 2018

In this week's episode, I'm joined by guest co-host Patrick O' Leary for The Screening Room's first commentary track.  We watch and discuss the film that kicked off the unprecedented Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) an entire 10 years ago: Jon Favreau's Iron Man.  So get your streaming services, Blu-Rays, DVD's, Laser Discs, VCD's, VHS's, Betamax video cassettes and flipbooks ready to hit 3, 2, 1, PLAY!

The Screening Room - S1E2 - Star Wars - Dee Tails

The Screening Room - S1E2 - Star Wars - Dee Tails

September 23, 2018

In this episode, host Rutvig Vaid and actor, musician and CFX performer Dee Tails talk about childhood memories, movies and of course, their equal love for all things Star Wars.     

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