Behind the Lens

Episode #149

January 11th, 2018 / 1:02:22

BEHIND THE LENS goes global with this week’s guests, STEVEN ALLERICK and VIVIENNE DeCOURCY!

In-studio to help kick off the new year and our fourth year of BEHIND THE LENS, actor STEVEN ALLERICK is back! From Broadway to musical theatre to television to commercials to stage to film, Steve does it all and as an actor/writer/producer, has a keen perspective which he brings to any discussion on the filmmaking process.  And talking about a keen perspective, as the former “Simba” on Broadway, in Toronto and in Los Angeles in “The Lion King”, you’ll love hearing Steve’s take on THE GREATEST SHOWMAN!

Joining us live at the midpoint of the show all the way from London is writer/director VIVIENNE DeCOURCY talking her new film, and first narrative feature, DARE TO BE WILD! Taking us from the lush emerald green hills and forests of Ireland to the arid lands of Ethiopia to the prim and proper Chelsea, with DARE TO BE WILD Vivienne brings us the story of Mary Reynolds. Named as one of the top ten garden designers of all time, Mary not only set out to win and did win the esteemed Chelsea Flower Show with a Celtic Sanctuary garden, but her very ideology of landscape celebrates and champions the idea of “man is nature, nature man”. Perhaps the premiere “garden whisperer” of our time, it is through Mary and filmmakers and garden lovers like Vivienne that seeds are planted for “going wild” as a means to combat global warming and repopulate the environs of nature.  Vivienne’s own passion for nature and filmmaking takes hold as she talks about, among others, wildflower gardens, the importance of Mary Reynolds and her work, recreating and building/growing Mary’s award-winning Celtic Sanctuary for the film, and trekking 12,000 feet up to the top of a mountain in Ethiopia to capture some of the most exquisite imagery you’ll see on screen this year.

And you’ll get a taste of what composer – and recent Golden Globe winner – Alexandre Desplat had to say in our exclusive interview about scoring THE SHAPE OF WATER!

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