BUZZCast Interviews: Dialect Coach Joel Goldes

Joel Goldes

The BUZZ had the pleasure to sit down with Joel Goldes, a veteran Hollywood dialect coach with over 20 years in the industry. He has worked with tremendous talent including Emmy Award winning actress Viola Davis. Goldes spoke with us about some of the techniques he uses in order to have talent speak in certain different dialects. We also got to talk about his travels across the globe while coaching.

Later this year, HULU is set to air, “Washington Black,” a miniseries based upon the novel of the same name written by Esi Edugyan. The story follows the 11 year old boy, “Wash,” on a Barbados sugar plantation who must flee after a gruesome death threatens to upend his life. Tom Ellis, Rupert Graves, Billy Boyd, and Ernest Kingsley Jr. are set to star in the limited series. Sterling K. Brown not only will star in the series but also serves as executive producer. Goldes spoke with us about the filming of the series, which majority took place in Nova Scotia, and several different themes that will be showcased and taken away from the show.

More conversation was had about the documentary, “76 Days,” which premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this month, Goldes volunteer work, and more travel stories.

You can download the interview with Joel Goldes via podcast above, or watch the video interview below.

Follow Joel Goldes online at:


Instagram: @JoelTheDialectCoach

YouTube: @JoelTheDialectCoach

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