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

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

September begins with 'Angela Bassett: Queen Of The Screen' at @BFI. Honoured to be programming (thanks @gaylene_g!) & joined by @BritBlacklist + 
@WomenOfTheLens for 'Trailblazer: The Rise of #AngelaBassett'

#QueenOfTheScreen 👑
Sep 2019 | BFI London 🎬

If you can do something, do. Support Gina Miller’s legal campaign here.

It’s not over yet! Tonight I’m hosting an intro with the maestro Isaac Julien to his very young Young Soul Rebels

Thankyou @_Ash_Clark my fellow traveller. Touching down your sides soon 💫

just saw Belly for the first time ever. and in a cinema. sjcjjzbfsjzij. i don't even know how to describe what i just saw. that was a late 90s rap time capsule. thematically, visually... ugh. ok, i'm an advocate of that movie now. thank you #NoDirectFlightLDN

#NoDirectFlightLdn Season breakdown: Secrets of the Black Visual Aesthetic Part 7/7: pay respects to the Past/Future Spirits.
Dearly beloveds. We gather you here on Sunday 11th August to pay our respects to the ancestors and those who came before....
#AfricaLDN #EastAfricaArts

The spirits walk in a series of short films for #NoDirectFlightLDN and #AfricaLDN, plus Q&A with directors @crackstevens and @sutrathelight this weekend #BFISouthbank

#NoDirectFlightLdn Global meet up continues @BFI
tonight w/ Music & the aesthetic baseline. It's no surprise that some of the leading visual creators are musicians themselves. Come be immersed in our loud & proud mixtape tonight!
#AfricaLDN #EastAfricaArts

My @BFI Southbank stewardship ends next wk but I’ll remain on hand to stir things up. So join the party tonight!

THE LOCAL IS GLOBAL: Nuotama Bodomo @tobogganeer and Mbithi Masya
@mbithi discuss the 'mechanisms of culture' in #Africa... The second in a series of interviews for No Direct Flight #NoDirectFlightLDN @BFI ….

Londontown, I'll be with you this weekend to present #KatiKati as part of #NoDirectFlightLDN at the @BFI Southbank. Come through! And hope you've gotten to check out the rest of the program! It's tight.

#NoDirectFlightLDN's dope poster artwork is by @Jebetn_ !