63 minutes | Jan 27th 2021

Episode 99 - David Whiteley, Star Wars documentary filmmaker and author talks the magic of the Saga

Star Wars documentary filmmaker, David Whiteley joins us to talk about his Star Wars journey, his films Toy Empire and The Galaxy Britain Built as well as his YouTube show, Star Wars Xtra.   Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors  Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ATGcast  Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheblastDoors  Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting BTBD on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastdoors  From http://davidwhiteleymedia.co.uk/ David has spent the last 25 years in TV and radio, broadcasting, producing, directing and making top quality, award winning films. He spent 23 years at the BBC presenting the BBC One Current Affairs Programme 'Inside Out'. He has also presented and produced films for 'The One Show' (BBC ONE), The Victoria Derbyshire programme (BBC TWO) and fronted/produced documentaries for BBC FOUR, BBC WORLD and BBC ARTS. On top of that he has also presented hundreds of hours of live TV.    Born on May the Fourth (Yes, Star Wars day!), 1977 (the year Star Wars was released), he was destined to be a life-long fan of the movies. Having hit upon the idea of making a documentary about the Brits behind Star Wars, he embarked on, what would become a four-year project to tell their stories. Firstly in 2017, with an hour long film, 'The Galaxy Britain Built' broadcast on BBC FOUR and BBC WORLD and then extending that to a 90 minute feature in 2019.    David has also written a book, The Galaxy Britain Built: The British Talent Behind Star Wars. (Published by U.S. publisher, BearManor Media). In 2019, he also made a 30-minute featurette about Palitoy Star Wars Toys and the phenomenon in Britain, 'Toy Empire.' Both Star Wars documentaries received widespread critical acclaim as well as Royal Television Society Awards (Programme of the Year and Post-Production).    David now runs the production company Galaxy Productions.   David also works as a media consultant and trainer with many UK and global brands including Marks and Spencer, Mini Cooper, Anglian Water, Gardline Marine Surveys, CEFAS and Bernard Matthews. He can offer bespoke training as well as corporate advice and filmmaking.   David is an experienced and regular host of prestigious industry awards ceremonies around the UK. Clients include LABC, NORSE, The Kingsley Group and Archant Media. He can entertain a room of hundreds of people and ensure a good night is had by all. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/atgcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/atgcast/support
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