I decided to release not one but three new episodes of Show, Don’t Tell this week, all of which I’m super excited to share.
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Following are descriptions of each new installment, along with the audio/video for each.
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EPISODE 119: Screenwriting on a Micro-Budget: How to Make an Impact With Your Story While Embracing Limitations
This is episode features my recent live interview with Bryan Hill from AFM 2020. Bryan is an acclaimed screenwriter known for writing shows like Titans, Ash vs. The Evil Dead, and the upcoming Power Rangers movie. He was on the podcast back on Episode 75, and that interview has since become a fan favorite.
This time around, the focus of our chat is Bryan’s upcoming micro-budget feature film. We talk about his decision to work on a smaller canvas, how he’s approaching the writing process on this film (coming from larger budget productions), and the exact writing workflow that he’s following along the way. All this and much more on today’s episode!
AFM 2020 Session and Logos courtesy of AFM. Copyright 2020. IFTA. All Rights Reserved.
This is Episode 119: Screenwriting on a Micro-Budget: How to Make an Impact With Your Story While Embracing Limitations
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EPISODE 120: Landing Financing, Booking Name Talent, And Directing a Debut Feature Film With Director Noam Tomaschoff
On this episode, I am joined by Noam Tomaschoff (yes, another Noam!), to talk about his upcoming debut feature film Tankhouse. While many filmmaker’s first features are bootstrapped on a micro-budget using DIY tactics, Noam was able to defy the odds on Tankhouse by raising a large enough budget for a 30 – 40 person crew, and strong ensemble cast featuring known actors like Christopher Lloyd and Richard Kind.
Throughout the interview, Noam walks us through each critical step of his process – from fundraising to post-production and beyond. He also generously shares some tough lessons he learned on set in the first week of production that offer invaluable insight to virtually any first time filmmaker.
This is Episode 120: Landing Financing, Booking Name Talent, And Directing a Debut Feature Film With Director Noam Tomaschoff
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EPISODE 121: How To Craft a Riveting SXSW Documentary Feature With Director Josh Tsui of INSERT COIN
Joining me on this episode is documentary feature filmmaker Josh Tsui, whose new film Insert Coin premiered earlier this year at SXSW and is out everywhere this week! The film tells the amazing behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest video game studios of all time – Midway Games.
This is one of the most fascinating documentaries I’ve seen in a long time, and learning how it was made only made it more compelling. Throughout the interview Josh details his workflow for cutting down hundreds of hours of footage, outlines why he edited most of the film on a MacBook Air, and shares his decision to turn down an offer to screen an early cut of his film at SXSW 2018 – which is just the tip of the iceberg. The ingenuity behind this movie is truly impressive, and is sure to inspire documentary and narrative filmmakers alike.
Check out Episode 121: How To Craft a Riveting SXSW Documentary Feature With Director Josh Tsui of INSERT COIN
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