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Episode 1: Riz Ahmed on the Long Goodbye and the power of telling personal stories
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.Get your free WeTransfer pro account here: we.tl/rizInfluence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 2: Harris Reed on the business of fluid fashion
In this episode, Damian talks to the UK-based fashion designer Harris Reed about how his bold gender-fluid designs are expanding the possibilities for who can wear what. His clothes have been on the cover of Vogue, been featured at the Met Ball, and worn by Beyonce, Harry Styles, Adele, and Lizzo, to name a few. He talks about how being his authentic self not only guides his business but is changing the model for how one can succeed in fashion. Get your free WeTransfer pro account here: we.tl/harrisInfluence is a production of WeTransfer, produced in association with Reasonable Volume. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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