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Ever wondered what fills the world’s most creative minds?
Feed your inspiration with our regular columns.

Freddie Powell: A Few Of My Favourite Things
15th Jul

FreddiePowell:AFewOfMyFavouriteThings

The DROOL founder / director talks us through the apparel, timepieces and steadfast rules that keep his creativity afloat.

Playlist: Daniel Russell
11th Jul MUSIC & SOUND FOCUS

Playlist:DanielRussell

9th Jul
On My Radar: Sofia Kerpan

On My Radar: Sofia Kerpan

Modern Post editor Sofia Kerpan tells us that she learns a lot from YouTube, has an unused iPad, and loves an old but strange film, as she reveals what's on her creative radar.

8th Jul
Liz Unna: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Liz Unna: A Few Of My Favourite Things

The Kode Media director talks through the items that keep her creativity flowing, from Raymond Briggs-penned notes of congratulations to a sly way to give someone the finger.

5th Jul
Nan Feix: A Few of My Favourite Things

Nan Feix: A Few of My Favourite Things

Not Just Any and Loveboat director Nan Feix talks about the food, footwork and freewheeling hobbies that get his creativity flowing, alongside a non-profit project that skates on the edge of greatness.

4th Jul MUSIC & SOUND FOCUS
Playlist: Annie Ayres

Playlist: Annie Ayres

We hear from Annie Ayres who is Head of Music at Untold Studios, where she dreams of collaborating with Solange, riffs on the future of the industry and the real value of the music video.

2nd Jul
On My Radar: Kyra Egly

On My Radar: Kyra Egly

Kyra Egly, Executive Producer for Photo and Motion at Palma Pictures, prefers retro over recent when it comes to tech, loves books and films which are based on true stories, and never goes anywhere without good coffee.

1st Jul
Michael Barth: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Michael Barth: A Few Of My Favourite Things

The Florence director and photographer talks us through the flushes, flashlights and fungi that keep his creativity flowing.

Around the world

On Location is a column that gives a boots-on-the-ground look at some amazing cities, brought to you by local production experts.

28th Jun
On My Radar: PHC

On My Radar: PHC

Academy Films' creative collective PHC, aka Max Coles [left] and John Stewart [right], are a producer and director duo who, last week in Cannes, featured in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Creators Showcase. Here, Stewart, the directorial side of the duo, talks overpriced eau and domineering devices as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

27th Jun
Playlist: Michael Di Girolamo

Playlist: Michael Di Girolamo

Hey Wonderful founder and managing partner Michael Di Girolamo shares gay pride playlists, thoughts on the music and promo industry and tales of riding in limo's with Madonna.

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26th Jun
Peer Review: KÂCIKÊ

Peer Review: KÂCIKÊ

DOGEATDOG directing duo Santiago Arbelaez and Pablo Rivera, aka KÂCIKÊ, create dynamic, mixed-media films rooted in the digital landscape, with a focus on hype culture and fashion. We caught up with the pair to discuss music videos, Michael Gondry, and shooting in the Middle East.

25th Jun
On My Radar: Andy Hall

On My Radar: Andy Hall

Not to Scale director Andy Hall highlights influential animations of the 80s, construction workers in 80s Düsseldorf, and a Big Wednesday, as he tells us what's on his creative radar.

24th Jun
AWESOME + Modest: A Few Of My Favourite Things

AWESOME + Modest: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Strike Anywhere director AWESOME + Modest guides us through the treasures that fill his creative space, including sentimental artwork, a signed script and plenty of paintings.