You’ve Made a Short. Now What? w Short of the Week’s Andrew Allen & Jason Sondhi – Just Shoot It 133

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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.

 

Indie Thriller to HBO Comedy, the Smooth Moves of Sarah Adina Smith – Just Shoot It 132

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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.

 

Filming a Threesome… thing w James Morosini – Just Shoot It 131

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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.

 

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.

 

How to Edit an SNL Sketch in 24 hours w Adam Epstein – Just Shoot It 129

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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

 

All About Commercials! Just Shoot It Live w Carlyn Hudson, Jordan Brady, & Tim Nackashi – Just Shoot It 128

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It’s finally arrived! We are happy to present a live show that’s all about commercial directing. This episode we are joined by hotshot Carlyn Hudson (Boss Cheer, Distance, The Big Spoon), commercial veteran Jordan Brady (Toyota, Chrysler, Respect the Process podcast), and music video rockstar (get it?) Tim Nackashi (OK Go, Maroon 5, Sean Paul). They’ve joined us and a packed audience to discuss anything and everything you need to know about directing commercials.

 

A special thanks to our patreon subscribers, who helped make this possible!

 

From Brooklyn 99 to Arizona w Luke Del Tredici – Just Shoot It 127

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Luke Del Tredici (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock, Bored to Death) joins Matt and Oren this week to talk about writing comedy for television and his new film Arizona. He describes what’s it like making network sitcoms and has some truly great tips for up-and-coming writers.

And don’t miss Luke’s new movie, Arizona, a comedy/horror film starring Danny McBride. It’s pretty awesome, so go check it out!

 

 

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.