Influence with Damian Bradfield


Riz Ahmed on The Long Goodbye and the Power of Telling Personal Stories

Season 4, Ep. 1

In this episode, Damian talks with actor, writer, and producer Riz Ahmed about his two films nominated for Oscars this year—Flee, an animated documentary, and The Long Goodbye, a live-action short produced by WeTransfer. (That means we're up for an Oscar, too. Ahem!) He shares how having doors repeatedly closed on him opened up his whole acting career, how story can function like a body-swap technology, and how truth in a character is more important than relatability. Riz also talks about his extraordinary work elevating Muslim voices in film.

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