GoT fans still having withdrawal symptoms after this week’s finale will be keen to watch the HBO documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch on Monday.
For a year, acclaimed British filmmaker Jeanie Finlay was embedded on the set of Game of Thrones of season eight, documenting the mud and blood, the tears and triumphs across the studios, fields and carparks of Northern Ireland.
Made with unprecedented access, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch is an up-close and personal report from the trenches of production, following the crew and the cast as they contend with extreme weather, punishing deadlines and an ever-excited fandom hungry for spoilers. Much more than a making of documentary, this is a funny, heartbreaking story, told with wit and intimacy, about the bittersweet pleasures of what it means to create a world – and then have to say goodbye to it.
Jeanie Finlay’s previous credits include the documentaries Seahorse, Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, Pantomime, The Great Hip Hop Hoax, Sound It Out and Goth Cruise. Game of Thrones: The Last Watch is her eighth feature film.
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch is a Glimmer Films production for HBO; director, Jeanie Finlay; executive producers, David Benioff. D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield; producers, Jeanie Finlay, Rachel Hooper, Martin Mahon; editor, Alice Powell; filmed by Jeanie Finlay, Mark Bushnell, Louise Liddy, Aaron Black, Richard Jephcote; composer, Hannah Peel.
11am Monday on FOX Showcase (8:30pm rpt).