Episode 96: Kevin Macdonald On The Music Of Whitney, Marley, Last King Of Scotland & More
Our guest this week is an Oscar winning Scottish director, equally at home in the realms of fact and fiction.
Kevin Macdonald won his academy award for One Day in September, but has also won widespread critical acclaim for films such as Marley, The Last King Of Scotland, How I Live Now and State Of Play. He's collaborated with some tremendous composers along the way, including Jon Hopkins and Alex Heffes - of which more later.
But we begin with his latest project Whitney, a gut-wrenching documentary about the ill-fated singer, featuring candid interviews with those closest to her, as well as plenty of her music.
We also hope it provides aspiring filmmakers with a fascinating insight into his processes.