The Director's Perspective: In Conversation with Suemay Oram Part 1

by Paddy Bird on
November 18, 2022

As editors we spend most of our careers talking to just one person... a director. The quality of that communication and how we craft that relationship is often the difference between a successful or unsuccessful career. And so it makes perfect sense to try and understand the thought process of these important creative people in our lives.

On this week's show we are very lucky to have the hugely talented documentary director Suemay Oram as our guest. Suemay has directed films for everyone from the BBC to Netflix to HBO. In this two part interview she gives us some hugely valuable insights into the mind of a director and the collaborative relationship she has with her editors.

It's an inspiring talk for any editor, producer, director or self shooter as Suemay breaks down her journey through the difficult waters of modern day directing and illuminates her perspective on filmmaking. Not to be missed!

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