Filmed Live Musicals

Director Brett Sullivan

July 27, 2023 Luisa Lyons Season 1 Episode 67
Filmed Live Musicals
Director Brett Sullivan
Show Notes

Host Luisa Lyons chats with the London based Australian director Brett Sullivan - the director behind the captures of Love Never Dies, Billy Elliot, Miss Saigon, Newsies, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables for BBC’s The One Show, Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, Waitress, and the upcoming Prince of Egypt, and Aladdin.

Topics include the impact of AI in filming live theatre, filming for live broadcast, working with stage directors who are also film directors, the process behind setting up for a live capture, capturing footage for Here Lies Love, and what’s in the archive. 

Brett Sullivan is a London based Australian filmmaker. He is a founder and Creative Director at Steam Motion and Sound, located in London and New York ( His work across the West End and Broadway for the world’s biggest producers and productions has redefined how to film live stage shows for the screen. His directorial and producing roles span commercials, trailers through to feature film captures. Productions include Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, The Lion King, Billy Elliot, War Horse, Waitress, Newsies, and many more. Alongside the theatrical work Sullivan has produced music videos, tv specials and concert films for artists such as Michael Bublé, Ed Sheeran, Madonna, Phil Collins,, Natalie Merchant, Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Robert Plant, Bruno Mars and others.

Learn more about the musicals and where to watch them:
Love Never Dies
Billy Elliot
Miss Saigon
Kinky Boots

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