Podcast: Wonka (2023), with Paul King and Simon Farnaby

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The writers and director of 2023’s Wonka movie join us for a podcast special episode, to chat about the film and their work.


In a special episode of the Film Stories podcast, Paul King (director/co-writer) and Simon Farnaby (co-writer) join Simon to talk about their latest movie: Wonka.

The conversation covers the writing process, how they felt after The Bunny & The Bull struggled to find and audience, a bit of Paddington 2, and a tiny dab of The Phantom Of The Open. But also: the challenges of making a Willy Wonka prequel story..

Complete with Paul King’s phone going off, and Simon Farnaby trying to give Simon the giggles…

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