My dream of music being my career was halted two weeks shy of turning thirty, and when hitting forty in mid-2017 I hadn't became a celebrated author/ director/ actor/ any other vocation that I could see myself doing in my daydream world, another idea hit me.
Two months later, I released the first episode of Reel FEEdbACK, a podcast where I talk one-to-one with the behind-the-scenes figures from the TV, Film and music business. I had long been a fan of podcasts where the likes of Tom Hanks and Dave Grohl sat in longform conversation about their lives from childhood to now, but I had never heard the full arc of the editors, producers, designers, engineers etc who make the art we know and revere.
Through relentless hounding and many, many rejections and unanswered requests, I found myself at Pinewood Studios to record an episode with Terry Ackland-Snow, Art Director on Labyrinth,
Aliens, Batman and a number of Bonds. I was mesmerised by Terry's stories and knew if he had said yes, so will others.
Fast-forward to 2023 and my guest list now involves those in front of the camera and on the stage as well as those behind them. And as I begin the third season with my 100th episode, I look back with the great feeling of having dipped into the lives of creative minds who have worked on a huge variety of my favourite shows and music, and others who have opened my mind to new ones.
After all, this isn't an interview, this is a conversation. This, is Reel Feedback.