Even Baddies Wear Helmets
Stabilisers: Dramedy with Theresa Varga
Welcome to Even Baddies Wear Helmets! The podcast all about kids’ telly, and the wonderful grown-ups who make it happen.
This episode is part of our Stabilisers’ mini series - a little slew of episodes that nestle snugly between the Series 1 tricycle and the big-kid-bike of Series 2.
Today, we’re talking to the wonderful Theresa Varga, a director who hails from Yorkshire. Alongside a brilliant array of achingly funny and visually delicious short films, her TV credits include Secret Life of Boys, Hetty Feather (both CBBC) and The Diary of My Broken Vagina (Channel 4). In this episode, we talk mostly about her work on Dan Berlinka’s CBBC series Lagging - a show in which a tight-knit group of gaming enthusiasts battle dragons and reach for high scores in the virtual world, whilst navigating growing up, friendships and family IRL.
Billie and Theresa delve into developing your own distinctive visual style and the move from short film to TV. We hope you enjoy it!
You can find more of Theresa’s work at theresavarga.co.uk, or find her on Twitter @TheresaVarga
Hosted by Billie Collins
Produced by Clodagh Chapman
Music by Finlay Stafford
Logo designed by Lucy Tiller
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