Interviews

Here are some cast and crew Q&As

The First Musketeer

Last week saw the long-awaited release of The First Musketeer, an action-adventure web series created by Ren's associate casting director, Harriet Sams. Harriet's show shares several other team members with Ren, including actress/fight performer Dita Tantang (Lyanna),...

Ren Podcast 18 – Michelle Golder and Amanda Stekly Part 3

Third and final part of our discussion with Michelle Golder (Producer/Writer) and Amanda Stekly (Scenic Artist). Distressing the village and building the internal sets were a challenge that the team pulled off, but not without some challenges. How did the team manage and what special qualities did Karn’s house posses ? Listen to Part 3 to find out.

Woodland Warrior: Dita Tantang on playing Lyanna

Ren's life will change forever when she crosses paths in the forest with the fearless knife-fighting fugitive, Lyanna. Portraying this all-action woman is Dita Tantang. Tell us a bit about your background in acting and fight performing. I fell into acting all...

Talking Torberry with Alan Hay

He may look like a simple potato farmer, but there's a lot more to Torberry than meets the eye. We caught up with actor Alan Hay to find out what it was like to play this intriguing character. How did you get into acting? After moving to England  (from Scotland), I...

Grace Parry on playing Dalia

For Grace Parry, Ren fulfilled a dream of appearing in a period fantasy piece. We asked her to tell us more about her role as Ren's loyal friend, Dalia. How did you get into acting? It seemed I always had the 'bug' for acting. I grew up near Norwich which was lucky as...

Good People of Lyngarth: The Extras

It's one thing to build a medieval village, but it would have been nothing without villagers to populate it. Fortunately, the Ren production team were able to gather together a pool of wonderful, dedicated extras to bring the square and streets of Lyngarth to life....

Interview: Production Assistant Claire Finn

Initially joining Ren as an extra, Claire Finn began helping in various areas behind the scenes, and quickly became one of the core team. We asked her to tell us about her time on the production. How did you get involved with Ren? I heard about Ren through my...

Free Spirit: Sophie Skelton on playing Ren

As the titular Ren, Sophie Skelton is the beating heart of the series. We asked her about the highlights and challenges of shooting season one. Firstly, how did you get into acting? Acting was always what I wanted to do and, when I was younger, I did a lot of stage...

Interview: Michelle Golder, Co Producer

A core member of Ren's creative team, Michelle explains how she got involved in this epic project, doing everything from giving script feedback, through catering, to wrestling with German computers. First, tell us a bit about your background in film and theatre. I...

Ren Podcast 12 – Richard Roberts

Richard Roberts is “The Gaffer” and Steady Cam Operator for Ren and in this podcast you’ll find out what that actually means. Also find out what he’s looking forward to seeing on screen and which character he played in Dr Who.