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From MovieMaker Magazine, a podcast featuring conversations with great moviemakers about the art and craft of making movies. Tim Molloy talks to moviemakers about screenwriting, directing, acting, and all of the other creative work that goes into moviemaking. Like MovieMaker's print magazine and moviemaker.com, we're here for everyone who wants to learn more about how movies are made.
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From MovieMaker Magazine, a podcast featuring conversations with great moviemakers about the art and craft of making movies. Tim Molloy talks to moviemakers about screenwriting, directing, acting, and all of the other creative work that goes into moviemaking. Like MovieMaker's print magazine and moviemaker.com, we're here for everyone who wants to learn more about how movies are made.
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    Slash (The Breach)

    Slash (The Breach)

    We should probably shut the podcast down, because somehow we scored an interview with the legendary SLASH. We talk about his work executive producing and scoring the gnarly soundtrack for Rodrigo Gudiño's The Breach, about a chief of police investigating the very strange appearance of a mutilated body on the Porcupine River.
    We talk about how Slash got involved in the project, as well as his work with Quentin Tarantino, how so many G'N'R songs ended up in Thor: Love and Thunder, and why there will never be a Guns N Roses movie.
    Also, whether he's hopeful about the future of rock 'n' roll... and movies.
    Warning: snakes
    (Pictured: Slash and Rodrigo Gudiño.)

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    • 27 min
    Eli Powers (Skin & Bone)

    Eli Powers (Skin & Bone)

    Eli Powers new short Skin & Bone is about a woman who draws troubled people to her farm... and looks deep into their souls. It stars Oscar nominee Amanda Seyfried and her husband, The Newsroom star Thomas Sadoski.
    Powers alternates between working on films by great directors like Paul Schrader and David O. Russell and making his own films — a strategy that has worked well as he builds strong relationships and buzz at festivals like Tribeca, Aspen Shorts, and Indy Shorts, where Skin & Bone is now playing. You can follow his adventures at HorsegodProductions.

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    • 26 min
    Todd Flaherty (Chrissy Judy)

    Todd Flaherty (Chrissy Judy)

    Todd Flaherty makes his feature directorial debut with Chrissy Judy, in which he also stars. It's the story of drag performers Chrissy (Wyatt Fenner) and Judy (Flaherty) who split up when Chrissy leaves New York City for a new relationship, leaving Judy alone to figure himself out.
    Chrissy Judy is a film that is very comfortable with the messiness of love, but makes everything look elegant. Despite a budget of under $20,000, the film has the black-and-white majesty of Woody Allen's Manhattan, thanks in part to Todd Flaherty's cinematographer brother, Brendan.
    It premiered at the Provincetown International Film Festival and screens this weekend at Outfest in Los Angeles.

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    • 34 min
    Still Working 9 to 5 (Camille Hardman, Gary and Larry Lane & Zoe Nicholson)

    Still Working 9 to 5 (Camille Hardman, Gary and Larry Lane & Zoe Nicholson)

    Still Working 9 to 5 is a new documentary about two things: First, the 1980 workplace comedy 9 to 5, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton as office workers who get revenge on their sexist idiot boss. And second, the serious issues that the film set out to address, that remain shockingly relevant today.
    Our guests today are Still Working 9 to 5 moviemakers Camille Hardman and Gary and Larry Lane, as well as Zoe Nicholson, who abandoned dreams of the priesthood to become a feminist icon. She is featured in the documentary and joins us to connect the dots between the film, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the Roe v. Wade decision.

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    • 53 min
    Ben Stiller and Dan Erickson (Severance)

    Ben Stiller and Dan Erickson (Severance)

    Ben Stiller and Dan Erickson are here to talk about Severance, their Apple TV+ series about a group of office workers for a mysterious company called Lumen. As part of a bizarre security protocol, they agree to separate their work and home lives completely, so they can't remember home at work, or work at home. They keep things so separate that they can't even recognize co-workers outside of work.
    Adam Scott plays Mark, who receives a promotion just as the show starts, and has to onboard a brand-new employee named Helly, played by Britt Lower. The rest of the cast includes frequent Stiller collaborator Patricia Arquette, John Turturro and Christopher Walken.
    Erickson wrote Severance as a spec script and a writing sample, hoping to get TV writing jobs after a series of unsatisfying office jobs, some TV work, including at Spike TV, and even delivering for Postmates. When the Severance script reached Stiller's production company, Red Hour Films, Stiller thought that instead of just being a writing sample, it should be a show. It's already been renewed for Season 2.
    If you enjoy this interview with Erickson and Stiller, who directs most of the episodes, please share it or review us and visit us on MovieMaker.com.
    Photo credits: Ben Stiller by Mark Seliger; Dan Erickson by Frazer Harrison.

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    • 37 min
    Dr. Gilda Sheppard (Since I Been Down)

    Dr. Gilda Sheppard (Since I Been Down)

    Since I Been Down tells the story of Kimonti Carter, who was sent to prison for a drive-by shooting in 1997, when he was barely 18, for the killing of a college student named Corey Pittman.
    The film's director, Dr. Gilda Sheppard, also tells the story of Kimonti's decades-long search for redemption, and of a prison education program he founded in hopes of giving fellow inmates hope behind bars.
    Perhaps most powerfully, the film indicts the factors far outside of his control that made his neighborhood a haven for gangs, and put countless men behind bars when they were barely out of childhood.


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    • 27 min

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4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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What then world needs

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This is a great interview podcast with filmmakers talking about their latest releases and the creative process. Guests range from indie filmmakers and A listers. Great stuff!

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Must Listen

Definitely check out the pod if you want to hear untold stories from filmmakers! Learn something new on each episode.

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