Mickey Down & Konrad Kay
‘As stressful as drinking 10 espressos then speaking in public, naked.’ (The Guardian)
‘A bit like being sober and listening to someone at a party who’s four drinks in and has a rolled-up note in their hand’ (BFI Sight And Sound)
‘A scorching indictment of the impact of late stage-capitalism on the individual?’ (guy on his second Negroni trying to impress a Hinge date)
Whatever you make of Industry, the brilliant HBO show, now halfway through its triumphant second series, you cannot deny that it is designed to provoke - to grab you by the scruff of your four-for-a-hundred quid TM Lewin shirt, and feel something - nausea, disgust, sadistic delight, schadenfreude, horror.
The men at the Macbook behind the show are Konrad Kay and Mickey Down, two ex-bankers, which gives them their unique insight into the hellish world of high finance. We met with them to talk about their approach to creating, and the ideas behind the ideas.