Posted on Mon 18 March 2019 by Tara JudahFollowing a special preview screening of Benjamin, Simon Amstell joined writer and comedian Ellen Waddell on stage at Watershed for a Q&A that had the entire audience in stitches. Examining everything from his process to his deepest fears and how he travelled to Bristol from London (by train), Amstell was earnest and endearing, just like the characters he's brought to life onscreen, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.
Posted on Mon 25 Feb 2019 by Tara JudahWhen you think of soul music, the dulcet tones of Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Barry White spring to mind, but what about Teddy P?Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me charts the rise of a should-have-been super star. Cinema Producer Tara Judah talks to radio presenter and promoter DJ Style about one of the world's lesser known first class soul singers.
Posted on Tue 19 Feb 2019 by Tara JudahCountless music docs have taught us that talent alone isn’t enough. To really make it, you have to be a star. But what if all the elements are aligned and destiny has other plans? Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me charts the rise of a true star who ought to be a household name. Cinema Producer Tara Judah talks to writer, historian and soul music fan Edson Burton about one of the world's lesser known, but quietly loved soul singers.
Posted on Thu 14 Feb 2019 by Tara JudahThis year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) asked its audience to feel their way through its impressive 400+ programme of films. Feeling everything from vulnerable to strong, frightened to empowered, excited, anxious and occasionally confused, Cinema Producer Tara Judah reflects on this year’s festival, and highlights a few films we can expect to see at Watershed in the coming months.
Posted on Tue 12 Feb 2019Filmic, Bristol's annual film-meets-music series, returns in March and April for it's eighth edition with concerts, films, talks and events celebrating the creative connections across film and music. Filmic co-founder and producer Phil Johnson looks back at the history of the series, and introduces some highlights from the current programme.
Posted on Mon 11 Feb 2019 by Tara JudahFrom Peace Activist Bjørn Ilher speaking out about Erik Poppe's Utøya last year, to our most recent discussion on American politics and the legacy of the War on Terror following Adam McKay's Vice, the conversation is really ramping up, and it's about to get even more intense as Capernaum comes to Watershed, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.
Posted on Wed 9 Jan 2019 by Tara JudahAlready exasperated by successive Australian governments and their refusal to treat refugees as human beings, Australian Cinema Producer Tara Judah explains why she was moved but not shocked by this poetic and emotionally charged documentary.
Posted on Wed 19 Dec 2018 by Zahra Ash-HarperZahra Ash-Harper, Inclusion Producer at Watershed, reflects on the professional and personal lessons she has learned in 2018, particularly during her time as an observer at the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Labs Program
Posted on Thu 13 Dec 2018 by Tara JudahAs 2018 draws to a close, we cast our eye back over the year that was; from celebrating women in cinema and workers' rights, to reclaiming the canon, revising generic tropes and exploring the liminal spaces between fiction and reality. It's been a powerful year in film, and one worth remembering, Cinema Producer Tara Judah writes.
Posted on Tue 11 Dec 2018 by Mark CosgroveWatershed's Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove explains why - although we would very much like to! - Watershed is currently not able to screen Alfonso Cuarón's Netflix film Roma.
Posted on Wed 28 Nov 2018The planned re-developed building will house four cinemas, five flexible event spaces, the Pervasive Media Studio and new incubation and grow-on Studios, to sustain the growth of new talent and ideas. The building will increase from 4,400 sqm to 6,360 sqm with new work space for 100+ creatives in the four floors above the rear of the existing building. You can read much more about our plans in this article.