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Interviewing director Richard Billingham for Geeky Brummie

geekybrummieI don’t think I mentioned that I’ve joined the rag-tag group of Geeky Brummie, have I? I’ve been on a few shows now, and a few weeks ago they gave me the opportunity to do a phone interview with BAFTA-nominated director Richard Billingham.

Ray & Liz is a cine-memoir and debut film which retells parts of Billingham’s life growing up in Cradley Heath, Black Country.  Named after his parents, the film is split into three stories, which show the problematic relationship between the titular couple and their relationship with their sons.  The film was nominated for a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2019.

I saw Ray & Liz at the mac, which included a Q&A after the film with the director – and inputs from his brother Jason, who was also in the audience.  The next day I did a phone interview with Richard Billingham, which you can hear on Issue 153 of Geeky Brummie, below.

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