One of the most sought after Presenters/Voice-overs/Actors/Broadcaster – Sam Downie can move from technology news programmes to travel shows, from live entertainment shows, present live radio shows off the cuff, to costume dramas and voicing animated characters – as easily as flicking a remote control button. An autistic brain of rare knowledge, with a warm, clear engaging voice, who can deliver, at a flick of a switch – the One to Watch out for !
JIM HENSON's LABYRINTH - The Podcast and Cult Film
ACH SMITH : JIM HENSON’S LABYRINTH
(Podcast Interview Duration: 55 Minutes)
EXCLUSIVE AUDIO PODCAST
In this exclusive audio interview, listen to Sam Downie interviewing novelist A.C.H Smith who wrote the novelisation to the movie. The interview documentary features the original songs from ‘Labyrinth’ performed by David Bowie, plus hear an extract from the ‘Labyrinth’ novel read by the author himself!
In August, 2011 the Jim Henson Company celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Labyrinth, the cult Jim Henson film. And Sam Downie was asked by The Henson Company to record an interview with the novelist behind the book of the film.
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David Bowie accomplished many things during his long career, but it’s impossible to discuss that career without a nod to his bizarre but unforgettable role as the Goblin King in Jim Henson’s movie Labyrinth.
The film, which turned 30 years old in June 2016), has somewhat improbably become one of David Bowie’s most memorable projects.
So in honor of the artist, who passed away Sunday 11th January 2016, at the age of 69, let’s look back at the glorious weirdness that began its life as box office flop and has since become a beloved cult classic.
ABOUT THE FILM
The cult 1986 film Labyrinth, is the endlessly surprising and creature-filled fairytale from the minds of Muppet maestro Jim Henson, Star Wars creator George Lucas, Monty Python’s Terry Jones and legendary designer Brian Froud.
When teenager Sarah discovers that her baby brother Toby has disappeared, she must make her way through a fiendishly complex magical maze, in just thirteen hours, to win him back from Jareth, the Goblin King. David Bowie delivers a wonderfully mysterious and magical performance as the Goblin King, providing the film with five memorable songs and a series of unfeasibly tight trousers.
Labyrinth is in many ways a remarkable achievement.
BUY THE *New* COMIC GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK
Labyrinth is NOW AVAILABLE in hardback and paperback as a graphic novelisation published by Archaia. The book features supplementary material, including many pages of notes and illustrations from Jim Henson himself. You can buy it from the following outlets :
Direct from the Publisher: BOOM! Studios (Los Angeles)
and all good bookshops.
Sam interviews Aled Jones, BBC Radio 1 – at the BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend 2010
MacFormat Interview from MacExpo 2006
Interview’s from the expo floor at MacExpo 2006 held at Olympia in London. Listen to special corespondent Sam Downie with his views and interviews from this Mac event. This Podcast featured on the cover CD of MacFormat Magazine in 2006.
Rene Auberjonois Interview
Interview with Hollywood Actor Rene Auberjonois, who is well known for playing Odo in Star Trek Deep Space Nine. Rene talks about his career on stage and on screen, he also talks about what technology he likes, and the art work he creates.
Bristol Sounds Radio Show Episode
An episode of *Award-Winning radio series Bristol Sounds, which ran from 2000 to 2008. Broadcast on Ujima Radio, then BBC Radio Bristol, then BBC 6 Music. This Episode features an interview with vocalist Martina Topley-Bird, and the music of Roni Size and Mr Benn.
*Award from The Radio Academy for popular Music Documentary series
Fat Freddy’s Drop Interview with the NZ band
Interview with DJ Mu from New Zealand reggae electronica band Fat Freddy’s Drop. Recorded in Bristol at the 02 before they hit the stage.
Epilepsy & Me Interview with Ken Lownberg
Interview with Ken Lowenberg, media director at the Epilepsy Foundation and co-founder of TalkAboutIt.org , it was co-created by actor Greg Grunberg in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation. On the site, celebrities of television, film, and music come together with top epilepsy and seizure experts to help end misperceptions and misunderstandings about #Epilepsy.
Short film : UNIQUE HUMAN
My latest short film “Unique Human” was considered by BAFTA, for the 2020 British Animation Short Film BAFTA Award. The film made the long-list but wasn’t selected for the short-list. As a Neurodiverse Autistic filmmaker, I am proud to have this small recognition as a film-maker / storyteller, and be “the one to watch”.
Another aim of this short film was to make it accessable for deaf/disabled viewers. It’s captioned throughout as it’s embeded and in sync with the voiceover.
Voice-over / Script / Camera / Editor / Director : Sam Downie
Co-Producer : Tom Stubbs ( Biggerhouse Film )
Executive Producer : Alex Usborne OBE ( 104 Films )
Supported & Funded by : BFI Films Forever / National Lottery / ScreenSkills
Interview with Actor Greg Grunberg (Star Wars, Heroes, Heroes Reborn, Star Trek, Lost..) who is Advocate and dad to Jake Grunberg who has #Epilepsy. Visit www.talkaboutit.org and Listen to the Podcast . We talk about Epilepsy and Acting on TV and Hollywood Movies.
Short Film : Epilepsy & Me ( 2014 )
This film features interviews captured at the Epilepsy Awareness Expo & Day 2014, held at Disneyland Resort, California. It also features live audio interviews from BBC Radio Bristol, talking about Sam’s role as Patron and Ambassador for this unique event and non-profit in the USA.
Spotlight Casting Reel ( 2018 )
Watch Sam Downie’s Sizzle Audition Reel, found on the Spotlight Casting website. It features Sam’s audition of a poem, recorded at The National Theatre in London, for Spotlight in December 2018.
A great voice and talent for Radio, Television, Podcasts, Film & the Stage
– Emma Dyson, PR and Membership, Spotlight UK (also was an agent in the past)
Sam is interviewed by Leo Laporte at TWiT TV ( 2018 )
Sam Downie is interviewed by Leo Laporte, main host at TWiT TV the popular technology focused broadcast network based in Silicon Valley. Here Sam talks about First Aid for Epilepsy / Seizures, he also talks about Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland as well as some exciting “Gadgets” he spotted there. You can watch TWiT TV live on-air at www.twit.tv/live
Epilepsy Awareness Day 2017
In this short clip, Sam Downie talks about Why attend the Epilepsy Awareness Day and Expo, held at Disneyland Resort in California ? He talk’s about Why he attend’s as the U.K. Ambassador for the yearly event in the USA as part of National Epilepsy Awareness Month.
Sam talk’s Mac, on BBC Click ( 2005 )
Full interview feature about the crossover and the divide between Mac & PC using Intel chip’s, with Sam Downie on the side of the Mac, and Brian Glick on the side of the PC. Presented by Spencer Kelly, host of Click. First broadcast 2005.
Actor GREG GRUNBERG
Actor BD FREEMAN
LOWELL & NATALIE