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Ever wondered what fills the world’s most creative minds?
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On My Radar: Mike Matthews
7th Feb FOOD & DRINK FOCUS

OnMyRadar:MikeMatthews

2AM's food and drink director Mike Matthews takes on a foodie-inflected version of this week's Radar as he reveals his love of toasties, the one food he could eat forever, and the restaurant he has on speed dial.

Andrew Gooi: A Few of My Favourite Things
6th Feb FOOD & DRINK FOCUS

AndrewGooi:AFewofMyFavouriteThings

The MVs that made us: Hip-hop at 50
31st Jan MUSIC VIDEO FOCUS

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31st Jan
On My Radar: Jack Driscoll

On My Radar: Jack Driscoll

Academy director Jack Driscoll reveals the film which pushed him into directing, the music he'd have on repeat, and why being a twin can really mess up your career, as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

30th Jan
Kevin Thomas: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Kevin Thomas: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Merman director and industry legend Kevin Thomas gives us an entertaining and surprisingly sweet dialogue with himself in this inimitable rundown of his creative knick-knacks.

25th Jan
Peer Review: Mimi Cave

Peer Review: Mimi Cave

REVERIE Content filmmaker, choreographer, dancer, and writer Mimi Cave tells us how dance led to direction, that patience is an on-set virtue and why Mike Nichols is an all-time great.

24th Jan
On My Radar: Jason Watts

On My Radar: Jason Watts

Jason Watts, Creative Director at Freefolk, highlights a recent, punchy commercial, talks about upping his audio game, and tips his hat to an animating inspiration.

23rd Jan
Chloë Greene: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Chloë Greene: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Brand New School CD Chloë Greene takes us through the vibrant and varied objects that keep her creativity flowing.

19th Jan
Playlist: Jay Green

Playlist: Jay Green

Director Jay Green at Compulsory talks about cow farms in rural Lincolnshire, spending hours watching music channels and his VR headset...

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.

17th Jan
On My Radar: Daniel Mitchell

On My Radar: Daniel Mitchell

Daniel Mitchell, an editor at Work London, talks Super Bowl bravery and musical cheat codes as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

16th Jan
Alicia MacDonald: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Alicia MacDonald: A Few Of My Favourite Things

JOJX and Missing Link Films director Alicia MacDonald is well-skilled at bringing the chortles in her short-form work, but, as is evidenced in this run-through of the items that top-up her creativity, the laughs are not confined to the screen.

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12th Jan
Playlist: Elijah B Torn

Playlist: Elijah B Torn

We hear from Elijah B Torn, the Head of Creative Production at Found Objects, about animated music videos, board game soundtracks, and some Teenage Engineering...

10th Jan
On My Radar: Billy & Brett

On My Radar: Billy & Brett

Ruckus Films' directing duo Brett Snider [left] & Billy Federighi look forward to the return of bold creative ideas, champion a boring but brutal movie, and bemoan the sometimes "ridiculous" approach to treatments.

9th Jan
A Few Of My Favourite Things: Tomás Becú

A Few Of My Favourite Things: Tomás Becú

The Co-Founder of BAMBA talks us through some spicy, steely and sparkling mementoes from around his creative workspace.