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Francis Annan

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Interview with UK Filmmaker, Francis Annan & His Daniel Radcliff Starrer

Curious About Screenwriting Network

Episode 319 This week's guest is UK filmmaker Francis Annan.  His latest credit is Escape From Pretoria (2020) starring Daniel Radcliffe. Francis talks about what led to this film getting made and how they were able to cast a star actor such as Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter Franchise).  During the intro your host Ashley Scott Meyers talks about how he pushed his successful kickstarter over the goal for his feature The Rideshare Killer. 


18 Apr 2020

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Episode #10 - Onward, Escape from Pretoria, and INTERVIEW w/ Francis Annan

For Now We See

While the cinemas are still open, Episode #10 is here! Apologies for some mic trouble - we're trying to get it sorted.In the news, we discuss coronavirus delaying Bond, Spielberg pulling out of Indiana Jones 5 and Taika Waititi's new Netflix deal.We review Escape from Pretoria (Daniel Radcliffe), based on a true story of an apartheid jailbreak, and have a special interview with director Francis Annan about his Christian faith.Then, we review Pixar's Onward, discussing masculinity and grief.

1hr 17mins

12 Mar 2020

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Ep204 - Francis Annan, Writer-Director Daniel Radcliffe Film ‘Escape From Pretoria’

Creative Principles

In ‘Escape From Pretoria,’ writer-director Francis Annan uncovers the true story of how two real-life political captives escape from Pretoria during the tumultuous apartheid days of South Africa. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Daniel Webber (11.22.63). In this interview, Annan discusses creating empathy in these characters, why these real life subjects debated the issue of escaping or staying, how he made the jump from shorts and docs to a full feature, dealing with overtime, and why Daniel Radcliffe loves the process of acting. If you enjoyed this interview, join millions of viewers for the new YouTube video essay series, Creative Principles, which dissects new films, series, and more: bit.ly/2FARJz5


10 Mar 2020

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Francis Annan - 'Escape from Pretoria' writing and directing a political prison thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe

The Filmmakers Podcast

For those who have been following the journey, director Giles Alderson's feature THE DARE is now out in the US - track it down and seek it out if you're listening stateside. Today Giles and DOP Andrew Rodger are joined by writer and director Francis Annan to discuss his stunning debut feature Escape from Pretoria starring Daniel Radcliffe. Francis speaks on some of the key influences and motivations in making the film, the importance of key collaborators, the screenwriting process and how he came to work with the producers of the film.Escape from Pretoria Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOitsfMKGY Follow Francis on Twitter @francisannanLINKS SPONSORS FREEBIES EVENTS & PROMOS  The Dare has now been released in US - Order The Dare here: apple.co/32fSWox WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY The next MAKE YOUR FILM event is on the 25th March. Get your early bird tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-film-v8-tickets-94482566901 WATCH A Serial Killers Guide to Life (OUT NOW) www.aserialkillersguidetolife.com SCREENCRAFTScreenwriting Contestshttps://screencraft.org/screenwriting-contests/Giles Alderson's website Subscribe, listen and review us on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean or wherever you get you podcasts but more importantly, tell you pals about this podcast Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @gilesalderson @robbiemckane  @Food4ThoughtDoc@35mmdop@Cjamesdirect @dan710ths  @FangedUpFilm@thedaremovie @philmblog @DirDomLenoir Part of the www.podfixnetwork.squarespace.com


10 Mar 2020

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SYS Podcast Episode 319: With Writer/Director Francis Annan

The Selling Your Screenplay Podcast

This week’s guest is UK filmmaker Francis Annan. His latest credit is Escape From Pretoria (2020) starring Daniel Radcliffe. Francis talks about what led to this film getting made and how they were able to cast a star actor such as Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter Franchise). During the intro your host Ashley Scott Meyers talks […]


9 Mar 2020

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Film director Francis Annan, Denise Mina, Amateur dramatics - its development and popularity

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Director Francis Annan discusses his film Escape from Pretoria. Daniel Radcliffe and Ian Hart star in the true story of the imprisonment of white anti-apartheid campaigners in the 1970s and their incredible escape from South Africa’s maximum-security Pretoria prison. Did you know that amateur dramatics is the third most popular pastime in the UK after fishing and football? Michael Coveney has been a theatre reviewer for four decades and in his new book Questors, Jesters and Renegades he tells the story of Britain’s amateur theatrical companies. He is joined by Clare Greer from the Bangor Drama Club in Northern Ireland, established in 1935.Denise Mina is acclaimed for her award-winning crime fiction, and now she’s turned her hand to crime of a different nature. Bertolt Brecht famously said 'What is robbing a bank compared with founding a bank?'. Denise discusses Mrs Puntila and her Man Matti, her new gender-swapping adaptation of a Brecht play which seeks to show how the law is always on the side of the wealthy.Main image: Daniel Radcliffe as Tim Jenkins in Escape from PretoriaImage credit: Signature EntertainmentPresenter: John WilsonProducer: Oliver Jones


2 Mar 2020