Panel Borders and other podcasts

Panel Borders and other podcasts

Podcasts, radio shows, writing and more by Alex Fitch

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Electric Sheep Podcast – Pulp Fiction: Low budget British genre films

December 2, 2011 1 Comment

Electric Sheep podcast:
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Pulp Fiction: Low budget British genre films

Partially broadcast 02/12/11 on Resonance FM as an episode of I’m ready for my close-up

Simon Burbage, John Thomson and Gavin Molloy in Pulp / Tom Guerrier helps Mark Gatiss get into character for Cleaning Up

Simon Burbage, John Thomson and Gavin Molloy in Pulp / Tom Guerrier helps Mark Gatiss get into character for Cleaning Up

Alex Fitch talks to director Tom Guerrier about his short film Clearing Up, written by his brother Simon and featuring Doctor Who stars Mark Gatiss and Louise Jameson as a hitman and his landlady; and to Adam Hamdy, co-director, and actors Jay Sutherland, Gavin Molloy, Simon Burbage and Lee Ravitz, about Pulp, a caper movie set in the small press comic community. Both films are starting to tour festivals and Alex talks about to their creators about the making of each project and their ambitions to get the films to larger audiences.

Cleaning Up will be screening next on 10/01/12 at the London Short Film Festival at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.
Pulp receives its UK premiere on 02/02/12 at SFX Weekender Sci-Fi convention, Prestatyn Sands, Wales.

For more information and a variety of formats you can stream / download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org

In association with

Links: Tom and Simon Guerrier’s website, featuring info on Cleaning Up
Pulp movie website
SFX Weekender site
London Short Film Festival site
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The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

April 8, 2011

The first Electric Sheep book is now available, a 260 page anthology of the latest cutting edge writing and illustration about film, themed around the concept of ‘the end’.

Cover of The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

Cover of The End: an Electric Sheep Anthology

From the gutter to the avant-garde, The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology (Strange Attractor Press, £13.99) brings together a mind-bendingly eclectic programme of films, authors, artists and directors to create a unique new vision of cinema past, present and future.

Follow Electric Sheep into the darkness and you’ll find Bill Morrison’s chemical ghosts, the bad girls of 50s exploitation films, apocalyptic evangelical cinema, the human centipede, Spanish zombies, Japanese nihilists, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s lost masterpiece Inferno, Ingmar Bergman’s visions of the end and David Lynch’s soundtracks of decay.

Contributors include Jack Sargeant, author of Deathtrippping: The Extreme Underground; Jason Wood, author of The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema; James Rose, author of Beyond Hammer: Contemporary British Horror Cinema; Greg Klymkiw, producer of Guy Maddin’s Careful; Frances Morgan, former editor of Plan B Magazine; Jim Harper, author of Flowers From Hell: The Modern Japanese Horror Film; as well as the Brothers Quay, Vincenzo Natali and Peter Whitehead among many others.

Like the website and magazine formerly published by Wallflower Press, The End is edited by Virginie Sélavy and as with Electric Sheep’s other incarnations, 4% of the book is written by Alex Fitch (an article on zombie movies, see below, and interviews with Vincenzo Natali and Michael Almereyda) who commissioned the comic strip (by Pearlyn Quan and Simon Guerrier) and most of the illustrations.
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Podcast: 15 years of Professor Bernice Summerfield part 1

October 28, 2007 1 Comment

As the hour long version of this show may not be something listeners want to download in one go (and to alleviate the strain on the server), Wednesday’s Clear Spot is available to download – this is part 1 of 2
(mp3 format, 28.8mb)

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com

Listen to part 2

Podcast: 15 years of Professor Bernice Summerfield part 2

October 28, 2007 2 Comments

As the hour long version of this show may not be something listeners want to download in one go (and to alleviate the strain on the server), Wednesday’s Clear Spot is available to download – this is part 2 of 2
(mp3 format, 27.9mb)

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com

Podcast: Fifteen years of Professor Bernice Summerfield

October 24, 2007 2 Comments

Last night’s Clear Spot is now ready to download
Please Note: THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
(mp3 format, 60mins, 57.2mb)

For more info and a selection of different file formats you can download or stream, please visit the home of this episode at www.archive.com

Tonight’s show: 15 years of Professor Bernice Summerfield

October 23, 2007 2 Comments

Tonight at 8pm on Resonance 104.4FM in an hour long Clear Spot, Alex Fitch investigates the best science fiction heroine most people have never heard (of) – Professor Bernice Summerfield, Benny to her friends.
Starting off as a Doctor Who companion in the novels published by Virgin books after the original TV series was cancelled in 1989, Benny has since appeared in over a hundred books, over 60 without the Doctor and 40 full cast ‘radio’ plays released on CD in specialist shops. Alex talks to the actress who plays Benny – Lisa Bowerman – the actor who plays her fictional husband – Stephen Fewell – and outgoing producer of the series, Simon Guerrier. Simon in turn interviews actress Sophie Aldred who appeared alongside Lisa in a few of the dramas and Gareth Roberts (Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code) who has written Benny adventures. Finally, Sci-Fi critic and writer Graham Sleight interviews the character’s creator Paul Cornell plus there’s even a preview of Benny’s next adventure and a competition as well…

Links: Wikipedia entry on Bernice Summerfield
Read the Doctor Who novels: Human Nature and The Dying Days which feature Benny
Buy Benny books and audio CDs from Big Finish
Simon’s blog
Graham’s website
Paul’s blog