Gaylene Gould

Gaylene Gould


Gaylene Gould has travelled the world finding and sharing stories. She’s unearthed cinematic gems in Zanzibar and along the Cannes croisette, staged live theatrical experiences in car parks, secretively interviewed sex workers in Amsterdam’s Red Light District and been published in several anthologies. Now she concentrates on what she loves and does best – writing, talking and listening. She writes short, long fiction and plays, presents documentaries and cultural reviews for Radio 4 and works as a creative coach with writers, artists and the trailblazing The School of Life. Her mission is to to excavate the quiet truths within ourselves and wider society.

Writing credits:
The Sacrifice X-24 Unclassified anthology
13 Conversations about Art and Cultural Race Politics, Artexte,
The Stories Within The Songs, Creativity, Money, Love Anthology
Interior Dialogues – regular column Writers Hub

Key Broadcast Credits
BBC Radio – Front Row / The Film Show/The Strand
Modern Day Griots, Documentary BBC Radio 4 Presenter
Cousins, Documentary ITV Director
The White Job, Documentary VPRO TV Director
50 Films To See Before You Die – Presenter, Granada TV

Winner 2012 – Commonword Writing 4 Children

Gaylene Gould @gaylene_g

“Britain's greatness lies in the multiplicity of its creative voice” ~ @gaylene_g

Congratulations to our members who have been chosen for @Film_London #BreakingTheGlassCeiling programme. Great news to end the week ♥️ @PostcodeLottery @PostcodeTrust @SonyPicturesUK @BBCFilms @HBO

...& culture at large. Are UK institutions up for REAL culture change? Are they dynamic enough to make way for true visionaries? #notready

The search is still on for our new Programmes Assistant! This is an entry level role for someone looking to kick start a career in the arts and culture sector.

Deadline: 12pm, Monday 28 October


Fantastic panel discussion with @LeGateauChoc @lucy_muck @FlorenceOstende @LisaMullen3 @gaylene_g for @BBCFreeThinking around #IntoTheNight and the influence of cabaret and club culture:

@Hoopdreams_uk is travelling around the UK with @PicDOCS from the 25th of October with great Q&A panels including writer/curator Karen Alexander @gaylene_g @weareparable @carolnahra @lucywalkerfilm
@SamNeter and Finlay Pretsell director of @TimeTrialFilm

VIDEO: #LFF2019 Screen Talk Director @kasi_lemmons discuss her career with @gaylene_g incl. her latest @harrietfilm (Opens 22 Nov in UK) & the performance of its star brit actress @CynthiaEriVo; the long journey to make classic Eve's Bayou via @bfi.


one of my #LFF highlights this year was attending this wonderful, insightful screen talk with writer/director Kasi Lemmons, with conversation brilliantly steered & contextualised by @gaylene_g. It was a great addition (and free!) to the festival programme

Another great get for #LFF screen talks just announced: Kasi “Eve’s Bayou” Lemmons In conversation with Gaylene Gould on Sat 12 Oct. Free to attend!

A must read for our times. Demagogues thrive by whipping up our fury. Here’s how to thwart them | George Monbiot

On Saturday Review in 30 minutes: Caryl Churchill puzzles us (thrillingly), Mark Leckey haunts us (concretely), Shola Amoo impresses us (cinematically) and Ann Patchett divides us (moderately). With @CatherineQanik, @TobyLichtig and @gaylene_g at 7.15 on Radio Four.

A smorgasbord of delights devoured by myself @TobyLichtig @CatherineQanik to be discussed on @BBCRadio4 #saturday review tonight at 7.15pm

Old rules can no longer apply...

This one I might get tattooed. Plus a visual ode to the incredible energy of the Cinemas and Events team. Follow @ICOtweets for full story

Nevermore relevant #ScreeningDays

One of my lodestones - Thankyou for allowing me to share them around @ICOtweets

A good time to be alive @MClouteau! Glad we connected

Key points fr/panel: good content will always out, younger generations are accessing a huge range of content & are v cineliterate; the cinema space as we know it might NOT be the primary space in future but how might younger generations reshape the space we think of as cinema?

Interesting thoughts fr/ @gaylene_g connected to her #NoDirectFlight strand on the importance of internationalism; the potential for more porosity btw online & in venue + the need to recognise who (👇) the early adopters are in this shifting landscape when commissioning new work

I'm looking for a hero.. fixed term events coordinator to work with me & my team for a busy prog of film previews & director Q+As @Directors_UK Starting asap. We're a lovely gang! #eventsprofs #job Please share