8 episodes

This award-winning "biopod" immersive miniseries set in the 1970s tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how they turned their lives upside down to lead a movie revolution.

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    • 4.9, 1.4K Ratings

This award-winning "biopod" immersive miniseries set in the 1970s tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how they turned their lives upside down to lead a movie revolution.

    Making Blockbuster | Special for Dell Technologies Small Business PodFerence

    Making Blockbuster | Special for Dell Technologies Small Business PodFerence

    Before the release of Season 2, creator Matt Schrader is joined by sound designer Peter Bawiec and producer Elena Bawiec to discuss the origin of Blockbuster (new season coming June 2020) and discuss their own entrepreneurial struggles in this special release for Dell Technologies Small Business PodFerence, a virtual conference of podcast creators.
    Matt details how he left his career in broadcast journalism with CBS and NBC to self-finance his own feature documentary (2017's Score: A Film Music Documentary, a New York Times Critics Pick), and the challenges the Blockbuster team faced tryiing to create a new model of high-end "biopic podcast" (biopod) storytelling, which parallels some of the struggles of many entrepreneurs, not to mention filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
    For more tips and inspiration from podcasters that can help your small business thrive in uncertain times, visit Dell Technologies Small Business PodFerence website at http://www.delltechnologiespodference.com.
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    🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend! New season coming in spring 2020.

    • 56 min
    Episode VI: May 25, 1977

    Episode VI: May 25, 1977

    Season Finale. A startling surprise on Hollywood Boulevard. George and Steven build a sandcastle.
    Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars. 
    If you enjoyed Blockbuster, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
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    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!

    • 30 min
    Episode V: The Music Calls

    Episode V: The Music Calls

    George Lucas screens his film for Steven Spielberg and his friends. John Williams records a masterpiece. Theaters reject Star Wars.
    Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars. 
    If you enjoyed Blockbuster, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
    http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod
    http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod
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    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!

    • 29 min
    Episode IV: Dreams Have Limits

    Episode IV: Dreams Have Limits

    George and Steven struggle with crews, imploding budgets and nature itself. A $40-million handshake. "The Star Wars" faces its biggest threat.
    Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars. 
    If you enjoyed Blockbuster, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
    http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod
    http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod
    http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod
    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!

    • 32 min
    Episode III: Another World

    Episode III: Another World

    Jaws is an international sensation. John Williams attends the Oscars. George and Steven embark on rival projects out of this world.
    Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars. 
    If you enjoyed Blockbuster, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
    http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod
    http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod
    http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod
    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!

    • 33 min
    Episode II: The Shark

    Episode II: The Shark

    The open ocean devours Steven. George finds a home for his space adventure. John Williams returns to film scoring with an inspired idea.
    Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars. 
    If you enjoyed Blockbuster, please consider a small donation to help the creators continue making this series at http://GetBlockbuster.com/support and receive bonus perks, and your name in the credits! 
    http://facebook.com/BlockbusterPod
    http://twitter.com/Blockbuster_Pod
    http://instagram.com/blockbusterpod
    Follow series creator @MattSchrader on Twitter
    🏆 Blockbuster is now an award-winning podcast! Winner of Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year, two NYF Radio Awards, and Webby Awards Honoree for Best Miniseries. Thanks in advance for sharing Blockbuster with a friend!

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Johnebol ,

Great story

Excellent telling of the struggles of these young filmmakers

Chail Eilish ,

I love it!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️😁😁😁😁😁

I love this podcast!
I love making movies and I love hearing everything George and Steven went throw making the biggest block busters! It Inspires me as a young film maker. Plz make more episodes!!! 🤞🤞🤞

Yogikai ,

Stellar Production

I really loved the voice cast , sound elements and research that was put into this production

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