The Eddy: BAFTA to host online Q&A with Damien Chazelle and Jack Thorne
James R | On 14, May 2020
BAFTA is hosting an online Q&A today with Damien Chazelle and Jack Thorne, talking about their Netflix drama The Eddy.
Set in the vibrant multicultural neighbourhoods of modern-day Paris, the series follows a once celebrated jazz pianist Elliot Udo (André Holland) who is now the co-owner of struggling club The Eddy. As he learns his business partner Farid (Tahar Rahim) may be involved in some questionable practices at the club, he gets tangled up with dangerous criminals as he fights to protect his business, his band and his teenage daughter Julie (Amandla Stenberg).
The Netflix series was executive produced by Alan Poul (Six Feet Under), directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land), and written by Jack Thorne (National Treasure) along with composer Glen Ballard, who wrote the songs and established The Eddy’s band.
“Damien Chazelle’s downbeat Parisian drama captures the rush of live jazz,” we wrote in our review.
The series premiered on Friday 8th May and, while BAFTA is closed due to the coronavirus lockdown, that isn’t stopping the British Academy from picking the brains of both Chazelle and Thorne as well as executive producer Alan Poul.
The virtual Q&A will take place via Zoom at 5pm UK time on Thursday 14th May, with registration free and open to members of the public as well as BAFTA members.
For more information or to register, click here.
Other BAFTA Q&As taking place in the coming weeks include a Zoom webinar about producing TV under social distancing rules (Monday 18th May, 6pm) and the making of 1917 with Sam Mendes, writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns and producer Pippa Harris (Wednesday 20t May, 3pm).