We sit down with film and television director, Maggie Kiley (Scream Queens, American Horror Story, Riverdale, 9-1-1) to discuss her journey from acting in New York to directing in LA. In this episode Maggie discusses how she utilizes her acting background onset, the importance of listening when directing for television, and how to cultivate a strong mentor-mentee relationship.
Be sure to look out for Maggie’s name during upcoming episodes of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and George R.R. Martin’s, Nightflyers.
This week we sit down with writer/director, Bobby Miller to discuss the making of his debut feature film, The Cleanse (now playing!). In this episode Bobby shares his experiences working with A-list talent and Animatronics, the importance of resilience in Hollywood, and the power of a haunting ending to close out your movie.
To learn more about the The Cleanse, visit TheCleanseFilm.com or Letsgetpure.com.
We sit down with DP Andy Ryz (Rydzewski) to talk cinematography. He shares his experience from shooting mulitple series over the last few years.
Matt and Oren are catching up, and talking about how directors represent themselves socially. Its a deep dive into the way our hosts see themselves, and how they share thier excitement and careers with others.
You know Payman’s work on Last Man on Earth, Brooklyn 99, Angie Tribeca, The Good Place and Key & Peele, and he’s joined us for a live discussion at USC.
Commercial directing guru Jordan Brady from the Respect the Process podcast joins us to do a crossover episode. We talk about traditional vs. branded content worlds, and tips and tricks of commercial directing.
Adi Shankar is the producer of Studio Films such as The Grey, Dredd, and A Walk Among the Tombstones. But he gained notoriety by releasing his own bootleg fan films based on The Punisher, Venom, and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Now he has directed new series for Netflix and talks about his don’t-wait-for-permission philosophy behind making the projects that get him excited.
Julia Prescott, Creator/Writer of Townies joins us to talk writing, creating the show (that Matt directed) writing for animation and her innovative approach to TV pilots.
Lessons from the Screenplay is one of the most popular, exciting and insightful video essay series on youtube, so we were ecstatic to have the series’ host and creator Michael Tucker on Just Shoot It. Michael is a director and writer in his own right, and started Lessons from the Screenplay to learn more about the craft of screenwriting. It’s a great conversation with a smart, insightful creator who’s learned from the best of the best and is ready to pass those lessons along to you.
Matt and Oren tackle listner questions this week. We cover everything from apprenticeships, to booking that first commercial gig, to working on weekends.