This week on the show, my guest is none other than Joshua Caldwell. While Josh has been working on some higher profile projects over the past few years – including his upcoming feature Southland (starring Bella Thorne) and his 2017 feature Negative – his success began with a simple $6000 micro-budget indie, titled Layover.
Over the course of our discussion, Josh outlines why he chose to take the DIY path, and how he broke with convention to make his micro-budget debut stand out from the crowd. He shares how he leveraged his success with Layover to land a directing job for Hulu, and later went on to direct several more feature films over the course of just a few short years. We touch on his philosophy on filmmaking, his approach to the creative process, advice for up and coming filmmakers, and much more.
Listen to Episode 71: Building a Thriving Filmmaking Career Off a $6000 Feature Film, With Director Joshua Caldwell
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Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!