Podcast: Interview with Screenwriter Gabriella Apicella, Part Two

Click here for the second part of interview I did with screenwriter Gabriella Apicella where we talk about what makes a successful screenplay, the inspiration for The Girlfriend Killers and why she thinks it will be as successful a British film as Trainspotting, her tips for screenwriting and more.

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Queer Cinema: Shamim Sarif and Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

Reading in The Guardian today how novelist and filmmaker Shamim Sarif had managed to get two cross-cultural lesbian themed films out this year, The World Unseen and I Can’t Think Straight; was an inspiring story of how if you are determined enough, despite all the barriers, you can achieve something:

Being a gay, British-born Indian Muslim, she says, has far from hindered her career – if anything her race and sexuality equipped her with the drive and conviction needed to succeed the industry. She wants, she says, to take advantage of the freedom she has in this country to break down as many prejudices as possible elsewhere.

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