Category: IN PRODUCTION
Angie Fielder and Polly Staniford, the founders of Australia’s Aquarius Films, discuss the making of soapy heist drama The Unusual Suspects, shining a light on the country’s immigrant experience and casting real-life couples.
DQ takes off with producer Imogen Banks to discuss RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service, a new action-drama series based on the airborne exploits of the pilots and medics responding to life-and-death emergencies in rural Australia.
François Ivernel, the producer of OVNIs (UFOs), discusses the making of this supernatural comedy drama, in which a rocket scientist is called upon to investigate paranormal phenomena in 1970s France.
Jason Maza, executive producer of The Drowning, tells DQ about transforming a film script into this four-part thriller and how the production overcame obstacles presented by the pandemic.
The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem is pitched as one of Israel’s most expensive and ambitious dramas ever, telling the story of a multi-generational family over the first half of the 20th century. DQ finds out how it was made.
Film and television producer Stacey Sher opens up about her 30-year career in Hollywood, working with Quentin Tarantino and how FX political drama Mrs America was brought to the screen.
Buccaneer Media joint CEOs Tony Wood and Richard Tulk-Hart tell DQ about the creative ethos behind the Marcella producer, with contributions from writers Irvine Welsh, Julie Wassmer and Hans Rosenfeldt.
As drama production slowly ramps up after coronavirus-enforced shutdowns around the world, showrunners and directors are rising to the global challenges presented by the pandemic.
Producer Alliea Nazar takes DQ inside the making of ITV two-part factual drama Honour, about a detective who brought five killers to justice for the death of a young woman murdered for falling in love with the wrong man.
Marco Chimenz, co-CEO of Italian producer Cattleya, introduces DQ to Romulus, an ambitious 10-part series that retells the founding of Rome, all in ancient Latin.
Johanna Enäsuo and Marko Röhr from Finland’s Matila Röhr Productions speak to DQ about the making of political thriller Peacemaker, in which a negotiator is pulled into an escalating international conflict.
Russell Dodgson, VFX supervisor on BBC and HBO fantasy drama His Dark Materials, discusses his team’s Bafta-winning work to create a world filled with dozens of fantastical animals.
Fresh from the UK soap’s Bafta success, Emmerdale executive producer Jane Hudson tells DQ how the show is pushing innovative storytelling and leading the return to production following the coronavirus shutdown.
Crime drama Death in Paradise is back in production, celebrating its 10th anniversary while becoming one of the first British series to start filming after the coronavirus-enforced shutdown. Red Planet Pictures’ Tim Key and Alex Jones tell DQ how they have done it.
As long-running British medical drama Casualty dedicates an episode to its first regular deaf character, DQ speaks to actor Gabriella Leon and writers Charlie Swinbourne and Sophie Woolley about shining a light on this hidden disability.
Line of Duty and Bodyguard showrunner Jed Mercurio speaks to DQ about his latest project, Northern Irish crime thriller Bloodlands, and his ambitions for his recently launched production company.
Executive producers Faith Penhale and Mona Qureshi open the book on the BBC’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s 1,300-page novel A Suitable Boy, a coming-of-age story set in North India in the 1950s.
ITV and S4C are both using drama to tell some of the unique stories that are emerging from life under lockdown. Producers Jeff Pope and Pip Broughton tell DQ about making Isolation Stories and Cyswllt (Lifeline).
Swedish producer Piodor Gustafsson reveals his approach to book adaptations and explains why thriller Moscow Noir presents a new side of Russia.