Falling In Love With The Ocean w Bill Kiely – Just Shoot It 130

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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.

 

The Breakthrough Year (and Listener Questions) w Carlyn Hudson – Just Shoot It 123

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Carlyn Hudson returns this week to help Matt and Oren answer the latest listener questions. She also discusses what is was like writing/directing for the new TV series Boss Cheer, a narrative show about the world of competitive cheerleading. She even goes into how and why this year was a turning point for her professionally. Check it out!

 

Getting Your First Feature Right w Never Goin’ Back’s Augustine Frizzell – Just Shoot It 122

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Augustine Frizzell sits down with Matt and Oren to talk about her path to making her breakout film Never Goin’ Back, out August 3rd. It’s based on her wild teenage years, and we dive deep on her deciding to scrap the first draft of her completed film, to start all over and get it perfect. It’s a frank, relatable conversation with an exciting new filmmaker.

From Blacklist to Directing your First Multi-Million Dollar Movie w Elijah Bynum of Hot Summer Nights – Just Shoot It 121

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Tune in for a conversation with Elijah Bynum, director of the film Hot Summer Nights, starring Timothee Chalamet. Learn how Elijah got his first two screenplays on the Black List in the same year and hustled to make Hot Summer Nights.

Breaking in Sideways w DJ Gareth Emery & Kevin Herrera – Just Shoot It 120

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This week we sit down with world famous DJ Gareth Emery and Kevin Herrera. Together they are the showrunners and executive producers for the TV series We Are CVNT5. CVNT5 is a fictionalized, mockumentary style show about the world of professional DJing, starring none other than Gareth Emery! In this episode Gareth tells his story of transitioning from big leagues DJing to writing and acting for television for the first time.

Be sure to check out Gareth’s music, music videos, and upcoming tour dates at http://www.garethemery.com/home/ and episodes of We Are CVNT5 at go90.com.

Making Movies that Sell w Jeffrey Giles of Automatic Entertainment – Just Shoot It 119

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This week we sit down with Jeffrey Giles, a sales rep for Automatic Entertainment. Jeffrey helps to produce movies, finance them, and take them out into the marketplace to sell to distributors. In this episode Jeffrey breaks down what distributors are looking for in films and how he personally determines what projects to take on. You can learn more about Jeffrey and Automatic Entertainment at http://www.automaticent.com/.

Making Your Short Film Work For You w Jesse Atlas – Just Shoot It 114

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This week we sit down with writer/director Jesse Atlas, known for his high-concept, character driven genre thrillers. Having directed the hit short films Record/Play (Sundance, 2013) and Let Them Die Like Lovers (Tribeca, 2018), Jesse talks about how to leverage your short film and expand it into a feature or series. He provides invaluable tools and strategies for making the most out of your short.
He also tells us all about his class Storytelling For Short Form Content, a workshop which teaches how to develop a brand for your short. Learn more about his class and check out both shorts at autonomika.com.

Professional Pranks & Magic Tricks w Dan Siegel & Shane Spiegel – Just Shoot It 113

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Dan Siegel (writer/producer) and Shane Spiegel (director/producer) are a comedy duo and creative geniuses behind the Universal Kids show, Junk Drawer Magical Adventures. In this episode Dan and Shane tell us about the development and making of the show, as well as their experiences pulling off elaborate pranks for the Captain Underpants franchise. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this truly hilarious episode.

Be sure to keep an eye out for Junk Drawer Magical Adventures on the Universal Kids Channel (coming soon!). Til then, if you’re looking for a laugh check out the videos they shot for the Captain Underpants Pranks For Good Contest at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVUTZTqSomU and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qqFuxAUNJ8.

Pitching the Pitch w Spencer Lee Griffin – Just Shoot It 112

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Join us for a conversation with Spencer Lee Griffin, Head of Live Action Development and Production at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Having previously worked as an executive producer for College Humor, Comedy Central, and MTV, Spencer is a seasoned comedy professional. In this episode he shares with us how to write a compelling treatment for your TV show, as well as how to sell both yourself and your script to a network. Tune in for a great episode on pitching and TV writing! You can learn more about Spencer and Stoopid Buddy at http://www.spencerleegriffin.com/ and http://www.leagueofbuddies.com/.