The Reel Girls Club

by Lucie RG

I'm Lucie and this is my podcast, The Reel Girls Club, where I interview women in the film industry, providing you with advice, tips and inspirational anecdotes about their careers. The aim of the podcast is to educate, inform, inspire and empower women and girls (or to anyone who is interested!) who want to work in cinema and television. Enjoy and thanks for listening!

Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • S2 E10 - Evgenia Alexandrova - Cinematographer

    S2 E10 - Evgenia Alexandrova - Cinematographer

    In today's episode I'm joined by the brilliant cinematographer (also called DOP - director of photography), Evgenia Alexandrova. Evgenia is the cinematographer for both feature films by French actress Noemie Merlant, Mi Iubita Mon Amour, and The Balconettes (Les Femmes au Balcon) which will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this month! Evgenia gives an insight into the application process for studying at La Femis, advice for future cinematographers, stories from working on set, her future projects and much more! You can see more of Evgenia's work on her website here: Thank you for listening!

  • S2 E9 - Sophia Hardman - Foley Editor and Mixer

    S2 E9 - Sophia Hardman - Foley Editor and Mixer

    In today's episode I'm joined by the talented audio queen that is Sophia Hardman! Sophia is a Foley Editor and Mixer who has worked on blockbuster films such as 1917 by Sam Mendes, House of Gucci by Ridley Scott and No Time To Die by Cary Joji Fukunaga as well as TV shows like Black Mirror and The Tourist. We chat about Sophia's career beginnings at Twickenham studios, what some of the most common props used in a foley studios are, her advice for people wanting to work in foley and a lot more! Disclaimer: ironically (while interviewing an expert sound person) my sound is not so great (mic gain issues) and you may also hear the odd motorbike passing my house, a car, birds tweeting...etc etc. No I was not experimenting with my own foley art. But that's the last time I record downstairs in my living room...but you can still hear the interview fine, so let's just say it adds some atmosphere! You can check out her impressive resume on IMdb here: Mubi Profile: LinkedIn: Thanks for listening!

  • S2 E8 - Mary Harron - Director & Screenwriter


    S2 E8 - Mary Harron - Director & Screenwriter


    In this episode I'm very excited and very grateful to be joined by Mary Harron. Mary is a Director & Screenwriter of major feature films such as, I Shot Andy Warhol, American Psycho, Charlie Says, Daliland, The Notorious Bettie Page and many more. In this interview, we talk about Mary's childhood growing up between Hollywood & Ontario, her student years in London, her first steps into the film world in New York, what it was like working as a music journalist for PUNK magazine and as a director on set with Christian Bale. A true pinch-me moment that I got to interview such an iconic woman. Follow for further updates on Instagram @reelgirlsclub

  • S2 E7 - Mariayah Kaderbhai - Head of Programmes at BAFTA

    S2 E7 - Mariayah Kaderbhai - Head of Programmes at BAFTA

    In today's episode, I'm joined by Mariayah Kaderbhai, Head of Programmes at BAFTA. While you all may know BAFTA for the awards ceremony, it's also a membership organisation and charity that supports, develops, and promotes the arts of film, television and video games in the UK. BAFTA also has an international programme of events and initiatives offering access to talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures, and mentoring schemes in the United Kingdom and the United States. In this episode, we talk about Mariayah's career beginnings at the BFI and Al Jazeera English, she also shares her advice for interviewing film stars and documentary filmmakers as well as what BAFTA offers for those interested in working in the film industry, and much more, Links for information mentioned in podcast: Podcast: Countdown To The BAFTAs | BAFTA BAFTA Connect Membership | BAFTA About BAFTA Membership | BAFTA Job Vacancies | BAFTA BAFTA - Opportunities @ Creative Access Disclaimer: podcast episodes are recorded on Zoom therefore the audio quality may reflect this. The episode was recorded in January 2024 so when I say next month for the BAFTAS, I mean February! Thanks for listening!

  • S2 E6 - Charlotte Finlay - Costume Supervisor (BARBIE!)

    S2 E6 - Charlotte Finlay - Costume Supervisor (BARBIE!)

    In today's episode, I'm joined by Charlotte Finlay who is a costume supervisor and has worked on some of the most major film productions you've definitely heard of: Harry Potter, Mission Impossible, Indiana Jones, Love Actually (you can check out her full, impressive, IMDb resume here!) ... and most recently, on Barbie!Charlotte worked alongside costume designer Jacqueline Durran and with director Greta Gerwig. We talk all about her career beginnings in Paris, what kind of challenges a costume supervisor encounters on set, advice and tips for succeeding in the industry and much more...