Ben Wheatley on High-Rise

Director Ben Wheatley discusses his adaptation of JG Ballard's dystopian satire High-Rise and why he is terrified of the 70s. Antonia Quirke presents.

With Antonia Quirke.

Director Ben Wheatley discusses his adaptation of J.G. Ballard's dystopian satire High-Rise and why he's literally terrified of the 70s. Producer Jeremy Thomas explains why it's taken him 40 years to get the novel to the screen.

Special effects pioneer Roy Pace explains how he made the world turn backwards in Superman using a globe he bought in Woolworths.

Antonia attends the Into Film awards ceremony for young film-makers and hears from judge Michael Sheen.

Available now

28 minutes

Into Film Awards

The winners of the Into Film Awards were announced earlier this week. You can watch all the nominees’ films here.


Roy Pace

Roy Pace

The special effects pioneer talks to The Film Programme. 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Antonia Quirke
Interviewed Guest Ben Wheatley
Interviewed Guest Jeremy Thomas
Interviewed Guest Roy Pace
Interviewed Guest Michael Sheen

Broadcasts

The Ridley Tricky Alien Quiz

In space, no one can hear you get all the answers wrong.

Mars in the Movies Quiz

How well do you know the films featuring the red planet?

Try our First Lines Quiz

How well do you know the opening lines to iconic films? Test your knowledge here.

Podcast