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The Film Riot Podcast is a conversation with talented and innovative filmmakers. From directors, editors, stunt coordinators, DPs, Actors, VFX artists, and so on... We will be diving into the process, art, and lifestyle of filmmaking from every aspect.

The Film Riot Podcast Ryan Connolly

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The Film Riot Podcast is a conversation with talented and innovative filmmakers. From directors, editors, stunt coordinators, DPs, Actors, VFX artists, and so on... We will be diving into the process, art, and lifestyle of filmmaking from every aspect.

    Directing a Blockbuster with an Indie Budget

    Directing a Blockbuster with an Indie Budget

    ‘GREYHOUND’ is the latest original film to hit Apple+ TV. Oscar winning writer/director Aaron Schneider chats with Ryan about his process for constructing the intricate battle sequences, pulling story out of the technical, and what it’s like to work with the legendary Tom Hanks!

    • 51 min
    Writing & Directing Story Driven Horror

    Writing & Directing Story Driven Horror

    Relic is the directorial debut of Japanese-Australian writer/director filmmaker, Natalie Erika James. It’s a horror film anchored by its deeply emotional and honest themes, and masterfully co-written and directed by James.

    In the episode of the Film Riot podcast, fresh off the experience of making the film, Natalie meets with Ryan to discuss her experience as a first-time writer/director, working with actors, and why she leaned into the horror genre to tell this specific and personal story. 

    • 53 min
    Emotionally Impactful Cinematography w/ Jody Lee Lipes

    Emotionally Impactful Cinematography w/ Jody Lee Lipes

    As the cinematographer for such beautiful work as A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Manchester by the Sea, and I Know This Much is True, Jody Lee Lipes brings an emotional honesty to all his work.

    That emotional honesty is something that Jody seems to pulls off with ease. Today he and Ryan chat about leaning into that meaning and honesty, working with technically difficult scenes (like the twinning in his latest HBO show), and what made him want to be a filmmaker.

    • 58 min
    MAKING "STAR WARS: ORIGINS" - A FAN FILM

    MAKING "STAR WARS: ORIGINS" - A FAN FILM

    If you are wondering how to start making the films you love… To steal from Nike’s slogan… JUST DO IT!

    That thought process seems to be behind everything Phil Hawkins does. Like most of us, he’s a student of Spielberg, Lucas, and the other greats of that day. Since he broke in, Phil has directed several features and worked with the likes of Al Pacino, Robert Englund, and Christopher Walken.

    • 56 min
    Writing for Film and Television with Dayna Lynne North

    Writing for Film and Television with Dayna Lynne North

    What is "your voice"? Should you start with theme, character, a concept? So many questions flood your brain when you sit down to write, especially when first starting out.

    Today Ryan chats with the incredible Dayna Lynne North (Writer, Showrunner, and Executive Producer for properties like Veronica Mars, and most recently Insecure for HBO). Ryan and Dayna dive into what your voice is, how she gets started on a project, and what guides her through the writing process.

    • 59 min
    Writing & Directing your First Feature

    Writing & Directing your First Feature

    How do you get your first feature made? It’s the question every aspiring filmmaker wants answered. Today Ryan speaks with Ricky Staub — writer, director, and entrepreneur about everything from his years working under the prolific producer Sam Mercer (on films like THE LAST AIRBENDER, DEVIL, and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMEN), to starting his own commercial company. They dive into a discussion about the path and experiences of writing and directing his first feature film, starring IDRIS ELBA!

    • 1 hr 19 min

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