Chris Foggin talks about making the heartwarming film FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS. Based on a true story, the film follows a group of singing fishermen who get discovered by a music producer who takes the fishermen from a small Cornish village to international fame.
Chris Foggin grew up in Durham, a small town in the North-East of England. He had always wanted to be a filmmaker but it seemed like “pipedream.” He didn’t have industry connections or family who worked in the business. It seemed unattainable. So he put the dream on hold and got a job working in a sandwich shop. It turns out that the owner of the sandwich shop knew someone who worked at a major television station. They got him a job. He worked hard, made connections, and gained a lot of experience which lead him to make the short films FRIEND REQUEST PENDING starring Judi Dench and THAT NIGHT starring James Corden. His first feature film, KIDS IN LOVE hit theaters in 2016 and he hasn’t looked back.
Listen to the interview with Chris Foggin, streaming on Spotify.