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Episode 63: Kirsten Johnson - Director of ‘Cameraperson'  

Veteran filmmaker and documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has spent the last 25 years capturing the often-harsh realities of humanity in some of cinemas most influential documentaries with directors such as Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11), Laura Poitra (Citizenfour about Edward Snowden) and Kirby Dick (This Film is Not Yet Rated). Her latest documentary is a very personal exploration of her life behind the camera over her vast career and is on the 2017 Best Documentary Oscar shortlist. Cameraperson is like meditation or fragmented memories, a montage of footage with no voiceover that opens up all the questions Kirsten has asked herself during her career. The film moves between outtakes from documentaries she has shot intercut with private footage of her family including Kirsten’s twins and her mother. Through all of her footage, difficult and beautiful, you feel Kirsten Johnson’s warmth, empathy and her huge laugh fills the space. Host Christina Jeurling Birro has been a longtime follower of Kirsten’s work and was delighted to have the opportunity to speak with her about the ethics and moral choices faced when filming subjects, what is was like for her to relive the joys and the horrors she has seen, the power of the moving image and much more!

Episode 62: Hollywood Legend Roger Corman & Professor Lilly Goren  

We kick-off the New Year with a true Hollywood legend - Roger Corman, whose latest film Death Race 2050 is perfectly timed for the current political landscape. Then host Christina Jeurling Birro discusses politics and pop culture with author and political science Professor Lilly Goren, including how female presidents are depicted in film and TV, and how this might change after the recent U.S. presidential election results.

Episode 59: Steven Knight, Screenwriter of ‘Allied’  

A Canadian spy, a French resistance fighter, and a love story set in the Sahara desert? Academy-Award nominated screenwriter Steven Knight has spent thirty-odd years bringing the new blockbuster ‘Allied’ starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard to the big screen. In those thirty years Knight has been busy writing critically acclaimed films like ‘Dirty pretty Things’ for which he was Oscar nominated, Eastern Promises, Pawn Sacrifice, and the upcoming sequel to ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ – just to name a few. Knight has also been busy with the hugely popular BBC/ Netflix TV series Peaky Blinders and the upcoming FX mini-series Taboo starring Tom Hardy. This week host Christina Jeurling Birro is joined by Steven Knight to discuss the decades long journey to making ‘Allied’ with director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump,” “Flight”), including the original inspiration for the plot. The World War II drama is inspired by the classic films like ‘Casablanca’ and tells the story of an intelligence officer and resistance fighter, who fall in love during a mission to kill a German official in 1942. They fall in love, have a child and settle down to a fairly normal life – until they are mortally set against each other when their identities are revealed. Knight also shares his journey as a screenwriter, how Brad Pitt inspired him to bring ‘Allied’ to the big screen, Peaky Blinders, his upcoming projects – and much more!

Episode 57: Morgan Spurlock, director of “Rats”  

Disgusting vermin multiplying before our eyes, threatening to take over modern civilization. No, we are not referencing the recent US Presidential election but the unsettling new documentary “Rats” that takes us deep into the infestation of rats around the world. Our host Christina Jeurling Birro is joined this week by the films director Morgan Spurlock who also brought us Freakonomics, Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden and Oscar nominated Super Size Me for which he gained 25 pounds eating only McDonald’s for a month.

Episode 56: Star of Atlanta – Brian Tyree Henry  

Race, sexual politics, masculinity, friendship and parenthood – the new FX TV show Atlanta tackles all of these subjects with uncompromising honesty and humour. This week host Christina Jeurling Birro is joined by one of the shows stars - Brian Tyree Henry who gives a powerful performance on the show as Paper Boi, a rising-star of the Atlanta rap scene.

Episode 55: Joe Swanberg, creator of ‘Easy’ on Netflix  

This week host Christina Jeurling Birro is joined by Joe Swanberg – maybe one of the hardest working filmmakers in the indie world with 29 director credits to his name at the age of 35. His work has been at the center of the mumblecore film movement that has also included the Duplass brothers, Lena Dunham and many more. Often low budget, featuring naturalistic dialogue and relationship focused, his films like Digging for Fire, Happy Christmas and Drinking Buddies have attracted talent like Orlando Bloom, Anna Kendrick, Jack Johnson and Olivia Wilde. Swanberg has been called an American auteur and critics have compared him to Lars von Trier and even Ingmar Bergman. His latest project Easy, Netflix for which he is the creator, writer and director, is probably more mainstream than his previous work, but does not stray away from his usual themes. Each episode focuses on a different relationship and stars Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Malin Akerman, Orlando Bloom, Hannibal Buress, and many more. Don’t miss this portrait interview with Swanberg where he shares his work process, how he includes his own life and family into his films, what it’s like to punch a critic, why he hates movie awards - and much more!

#45 Jim O'Heir  

The 45th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American actor Jim O’Heir on Parks and Rec, Sundance Film Festival, Harris Wittels, syndication, being a character actor, theatre acting and adoption of animals. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson and Tomas Kullshage. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus. Photo: Ignition/Cullin Tobin.

#44 David Koechner  

The 44th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American actor and stand-up comedian David Koechner on creativity, Chicago, political science, Second City, Saturday Night Live, improv comedy and growing up in Missouri. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson and Tomas Kullshage. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus.

#43 Sara Schaefer  

The 43th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American stand-up comedian and writer Sara Schaefer on self-confidence, beach tents, the South, Los Angeles, politics, socialism, Virginia, making pilots and open relationships. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson and Tomas Kullshage. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus. Photo: Nymag.com.

#42 Heather McDonald  

The 42th episode of VARVET INTERNATIONAL contains: American comedian Heather McDonald on religion, abortion, comedy, Los Angeles, alcohol, rich people, the American school system, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and having mental illness in the family. Host: Kristoffer Triumf. Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro. Editor: Lovisa Ohlson and Tomas Kullshage. Theme song producer: Maria Marcus. Photo: Kyle Christy/TLC.

Episode 31: From Pulp Fiction to Spotlight  - Master Class with Music Supervisor Mary Ramos  

More than a music supervisor Mary Ramos is a detective, a negotiator and a fixer when it comes to suggesting and securing the perfect music for her directors. If you have been to the cinema in the last twenty years - you already know her work! Her credits include over 100 films from Reality Bites to Spotlight, and the many iconic Quentin Tarantino soundtracks. At this year’s Göteborg Film Festival Mary Ramos joined for a Master Class, moderated by our podcast host Christina Jeurling Birro, to share her process. This episode was recorded live during this Master Class and we were excited to have the opportunity to ask her: What does her work as a Music Supervisor entail? How does she select music? What lengths will she go to to secure song rights? How does the process differ when working with composers? And MUCH more!

10 Marcus Birro del 1  Fredagskänsla  

En svår och arg människa? Längtan efter 90-talet och åldersnoja är något som Marcus tycker e jobbigt, i detta avsnitt får ni lära känna Marcus som han är o vi kände när vi åkte att han är missuppfattad o en go gubbe med ålderns rätt.

10 Marcus Birro del 2 Fredagskänsla  

En svår och arg människa? Längtan efter 90-talet och åldersnoja är något som Marcus tycker e jobbigt, i detta avsnitt får ni lära känna Marcus som han är o vi kände när vi åkte att han är missuppfattad o en go gubbe med ålderns rätt.

Episod #25: "Ett inställt samarbete är tydligen också ett samarbete"  

May 20, 2016 *** Radio Birro går att stötta via Swish: 1236779953 eller patreon.com/radiobirro Texter finns på www.marcusbirro.se & www.marcusbirro.se/fotboll *** Musik av: Kai Engel - Somnolence Kimiko Ishizaka - Aria Raphae - Eor Ir Itum CC 4.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episod #24: "Världens räddaste man"  

May 14, 2016 * * * Radio Birro går att stötta via Swish: 1236779953 eller patreon.com/radiobirro Texter finns på www.marcusbirro.se & www.marcusbirro.se/fotboll

Episod #23: "Vem får egentligen äta middag med vem i Sverige 2016"  

Apr 15, 2016 "Vem får egentligen äta middag med vem i Sverige 2016" * * * Radio Birro går att stötta via Swish: 1236779953 eller patreon.com/radiobirro Texter finns på www.marcusbirro.se & www.marcusbirro.se/fotboll

Episod #22: "Poesi åt folket!"  

Apr 1, 2016 Gäst: Bob Hansson * * * Radio Birro går att stötta via Swish: 1236779953 eller patreon.com/radiobirro Texter finns på www.marcusbirro.se & www.marcusbirro.se/fotboll * * * Musik: Luke Faulkner

Episod #21: "Tack vare henne"  

Mar 19, 2016 "Tack vare henne" * * * Radio Birro går att stötta via Swish: 1236779953 eller patreon.com/radiobirro Texter finns på www.marcusbirro.se & www.marcusbirro.se/fotboll * * * Musik: Unfa, Tanz, Daniel Blanch

Episod #20: "Och mörkret har inte övervunnit det..."  

Mar 11, 2016 Gäst: Ulf Ekman. * * * Radio Birro går att stötta via Swish: 1236779953 eller patreon.com/radiobirro Texter finns på www.marcusbirro.se & www.marcusbirro.se/fotboll * * * Musik: Franz Schubert - Fantasie op. 15 - Daniel Blanch

Episod #19: "Sagan vi skriver med våra liv"  

Mar 4, 2016 Gäst: Marcus Birro * * * Radio Birro går att stötta via Swish: 1236779953 eller patreon.com/radiobirro Texter finns på www.marcusbirro.se & www.marcusbirro.se/fotboll * * * Musik: Franz Schubert - Fantasie op. 15 - Daniel Blanch Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne op. 48 no. 1 - Luke Faulkner Frédéric Chopin - Nocturne op 48 no. 2 - Luke Faulkner Johann Sebastian Bach - Goldberg Variations, Aria BWV 988 - Shelley Katz

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