Collaboration Is The Name of the Game w Documentarian Charlie Tyrell – Just Shoot It 168

Charlie Tyrell stops by this week to talk about the making of his doc shorts, My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes (Sundance, Vimeo Staff Pick) and Broken Orchestra for Charlie’s work is stunningly visual and he brings mixed media, animation, found footage, and affecting interviews to his work. He is also an exceptionally skilled collaborator and tells us about the team of experts he brings onto his projects to help elevate the world. Finally, he shares some of his strategies for getting known celebrities to do voice-over on his docs!
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If you have a second, watch Charlie’s films before listening to our interview.
Broken Orchestra short doc
My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes short doc

My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes from Charlie Tyrell on Vimeo.

If you are a film student or considering attending film school, we also check in with Jumai this week in our Jumai Live at Film School segment.
Symphony for a Broken Orchestra was originally created and commissioned by Temple Contemporary at Temple University, USA. Original support for Symphony for a Broken Orchestra was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

Jumai – Chernobyl podcast about the making of the HBO series

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Matt – Black Hole by Charles Burns

Oren – Deep Work by Cal Newport

You can find out more about Charlie by visiting his website where you can also find links to his Vimeo, Instagram, Twitter and IMDB pages

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Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week we interview your directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We’re all about getting off your butt and making your own videos. We’ll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers.

Matt Enlow is a director working in comedy. His website is

Oren Kaplan is a director and VFX artist who has directed the theatrical feature, The Hammer, a Lifetime movie, and countless branded content videos. His website is

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