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PODCAST | Making Space: Episode One

24 Mar 2021

In this episode, co-founders of Space Rice Studios, Kyle Hechanova & Gaigai Xie, meet Oscar-nominated director Cornelius Walker to talk about filmmaking, the importance of loving what you do, and their shared experience of racism in the screen industry.

'Making Space' is a podcast series bringing together different perspectives and experiences from the creative industries in Northern Ireland and beyond. 

Cornelius Walker is a director and screenwriter whose Oscar® nominated short film, Black Sheep, has won 13 awards at film festivals around the world. Cornelius has worked for ITV Studios and since co-founding his own company, has produced projects for Google, HSBC, and William & Grant.


Kyle Hechanova is a Filipino filmmaker, editor, VFX Generalist, musician, music producer, and co-founder of Northern Ireland-based Space Rice Studios. https://linktr.ee/SpaceRiceStudios

Gaigai Xie is a filmmaker, director, cinematographer and co-founder of Northern Ireland-based Space Rice Studios. 



Presented by: Kyle Hechanova and Gaigai Xie

Edited by: Stephen O’Hagan

Produced by: Paula Larkin

Hosted by: Nerve Centre

This podcast was produced as part of Nerve Centre's #SpringIntotheCreativeIndustries month, supported by the Department for Communities and Northern Ireland Screen.