In this Episode, Matt and Oren answer a listener question about relationships with production companies. What happens when they decide to hire a different director? Should you take it personally? Learn how to stay friends with the people who hire you.
Greg Baldi sits down with Matt and Oren to discuss balancing a career as a second-unit DP on action films with commercial directing. He’s shot on tons of Hollywood movies (Avengers, Jurassic World, The Dark Knight Rises, Drive) and also specializes in directing car commercials. Get the down low on how he’s managed to do it all.
You can learn more about Greg at www.gregbaldi.com.
TV director extraordinaire, Hanelle Culpepper (Empire, Star Trek, Counterpart, Castle, Criminal Minds, 90210, Gotham) joins us to talk about directing for network television. She tells us how she climbed the ranks to get where she is today, and she also shares some great strategies for getting the most out of your shadowing experience.
Emily Best, founder of Seed & Spark joins Oren and guest host Liz Manashil to talk about filmmaker education, the state of crowd funding, and building a sustainable filmmaking career.
Tune in for a full catch up episode with Oren and Matt. Oren talks about writing treatments and pitching, while Matt talks about working as showrunner for the new Facebook Watch program. Check it out!
Andrew Allen and Jason Sondhi stop by this week to talk about how to make a truly great short film and then distribute it. These guys are the brains behind the acclaimed online shorts festival, Short of the Week (www.shortoftheweek.com). They have also written an exceptional article all about how to make a short that stands out and use it to further your career (www.shortoftheweek.com/news/be-every…e-all-at-once). So if you want some great advice on making and distributing a short, listen in.
Be sure to also check out the article, 15 Things Wrong With Your Short Film, a piece about the dos and don’ts of making a short film. You can find the article found on the Short of the Week website at www.shortoftheweek.com/news/15-thing…ng-short-film.
Director Sarah Adina Smith (Legion, Room 104, The Midnight Swim) speaks with us very candidly about how she had to make her own opportunities to get her career off the ground. She breaks down exactly how she used an unorthodox approach in making her first Microbudget feature, then tells us how she pivoted into directing TV for Amazon Prime and HBO (no big deal!).
Be sure to look out for Sarah’s name in the credits for the upcoming Amazon Prime series, Hanna.
This week we sit down with filmmaker and actor James Morosini (American Horror Story, Foursome, Lethal Weapon) to discuss his new feature film, Threesomething, and how he parlays difficulties in production into creative inspiration.
Bill Kiely joins us to talk about his new film Age of Summer, set in Hermosa Beach in 1986. The film follows a teen who joins the junior lifeguards and falls in love with the ocean over the course of a summer. Bill talks about shifting out of directing for the Vans Off The Wall Tour and moving into directing his first feature film. He also describes the unique way that he promoted the film. Learn more at AgeOfSummer.com.
Saturday Night Live editor Adam Epstein joins us to talk about how he’s edited some of the most iconic sketch comedy videos of the last decade.
Matt wont shut up about this one: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkrpvCs-kfE