What is SPYSCAPE’s new spy tv and movie festival SPYFLIX all about? With Francis Jago. (136)

Jason King is back and he shares his favorite spy books of 2020 and his picks for next year!

SPYFLIX is a new spy movie and tv festival focused on secrets presented by our friends at SPYSCAPE. Spybrary host Shane Whaley got together with SPYSCAPE's Marketing Director, Francis Jago to find out more.

The SPYFLIX festival will highlight new voices and stories focused on secrets. The festival is now accepting submissions through 28 February 2021 and will kick off screenings starting 18 April 2021…


What is SPYFLIX?

SPYFLIX is an innovative new film and tv festival, showcasing new voices and new stories focused on the oldest storytelling device of all: secrets. Awards and cash prizes for features, shorts and episodic content.

Secrets intrigue us, and they make great stories. Their universal appeal lies deep in our psyche. Inside each secret is a structured who, what, how & why that powers franchises from James Bond to Batman, and from Harry Potter to Sherlock Holmes.

Secrets also power factual stories across news and current affairs, history and politics. Our panel of writers, directors, producers and secret intelligence professionals (spies!) will select new work for awards with major cash prizes, and screening in our online festival. Entries are now open. We know there are several indy moviemakers who listen to Spybrary and we would love to see you enter and win!

SPYFLIX is presented by SPYSCAPE – the HQ of secrets. SPYSCAPE has millions of fans hungry for great stories of secrets. Selected works may also receive exposure on SPYSCAPE's other channels, including acclaimed podcasts hosted by Hollywood superstars Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Kirby and Jason Isaacs.

This episode sees the return of the world-famous Spybrary Quick Fire round and Francis comes up with some very interesting and never heard before answers…

Francis Jago Spybrary QuickFire Round

  • Favorite Spy Novel – The 39 Steps by John Buchan and I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  • Favorite Spy Movie – Three Days of the Condor
  • Favorite Spy – James Bond and George Smiley
  • Favorite 007 actor – Daniel Craig
  • Favorite Spy Villain – Mads Mikkelson – Le Chiffre in Casino Royale.
  • Favorite Spy Author – John le Carre.

Spybrary Spy Podcast quickfire round

And finally, at the height of the Cold War, you are embedded behind the Wall in East Berlin you are allowed:

One book – Swag by Elmore Leonard

One spy gadget – A silver Aston Martin DB5

One spy character to help you escape – The A Team

One bottle of booze – Bailey's Irish Cream. (Francis's Dad invented it!!!)

One record/cd to listen to – The The – Soul Mining

One 007 girl to help you – Famke Janssen – Xenia Sergeyevna Onatopp 

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