42 episodes

From the team behind Austin-based genre film production company Paper Street Pictures, ‘The PAPER STREET Podcast’ covers genre films, filmmaking, and the film industry, while touching on the theme of positivity and inclusivity in the genre community. The show also dives deep into all aspects of production -- from the workshopping of ideas and script, to on-set production, to the post-production process, to distribution. Hosts Becky Sayers and Shawn Talley get into the movie-making weeds, speak with industry professionals, and maybe even impress you with their respective knowledge of genre films along the way.

The PAPER STREET Podcast Paper Street Pictures

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

From the team behind Austin-based genre film production company Paper Street Pictures, ‘The PAPER STREET Podcast’ covers genre films, filmmaking, and the film industry, while touching on the theme of positivity and inclusivity in the genre community. The show also dives deep into all aspects of production -- from the workshopping of ideas and script, to on-set production, to the post-production process, to distribution. Hosts Becky Sayers and Shawn Talley get into the movie-making weeds, speak with industry professionals, and maybe even impress you with their respective knowledge of genre films along the way.

    BLOOD RELATIVES (with guests Noah Segan & Victoria Moroles)

    BLOOD RELATIVES (with guests Noah Segan & Victoria Moroles)

    On this installment of The PAPER STREET Podcast, Shawn is joined by a substitute co-host in film critic and friend of Paper Street, WGN Radio's own Blake Stubbs. They welcome to the program the stars of Paper Street Pictures' latest feature, BLOOD RELATIVES, actors Victoria Moroles (PLAN B, 'Teen Wolf', 'Never Have I Ever') and Noah Segan (BRICK, LOOPER, KNIVES OUT), who also wrote and directed the film.

    The actors talk about their backgrounds, careers, and all about their vampire road trip dramedy – the challenges, the joy of collaborating, and the fun they/the village had making the picture, which is on Shudder as of November 22nd! Plus, an entertaining round of 'Rapid Fire 15' with the guests, Billy Joel, Prince, Ron Popeil, the Korean baseball-playing gorilla movie MR. GO, and more!
    For more on this and previous episodes, including show notes and links, please visit paperstreetpodcast.com.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Making OLD MAN (with guest Lucky McKee)

    Making OLD MAN (with guest Lucky McKee)

    On this installment of The PAPER STREET Podcast, Shawn and Becky are joined by filmmaker Lucky McKee, the director of films including MAY, THE WOMAN, KINDRED SPIRITS, and ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE. His latest feature, OLD MAN, a Paper Street Pictures presentation starring Stephen Lang (AVATAR) and Marc Senter (STARRY EYES), is in theaters and on VOD as of October 14th!

    The hosts talk with Lucky about his background, career, and making OLD MAN – the challenging and reinvigorating aspects of it, the joy of sitting back and letting seasoned theater actors do their thing, filming it at the height of the pandemic, and more! Plus, a round of 'Rapid Fire 15' with the guest, Becky's Deep Cut Slasher of the Week, film preservation, fickle audiences, and Fantastic Fest.
    For show notes and more on this and previous episodes, please visit paperstreetpodcast.com.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Cinematography Has More Than Five C's (with guest Eric Oh)

    Cinematography Has More Than Five C's (with guest Eric Oh)

    On this installment of The PAPER STREET Podcast, Becky and Shawn chat with veteran Director of Photography Eric Oh about his background, career, and all things cinematography: what it is, what it isn't, and why it's more than just knowing the technical aspects. Some folks may have heard of The Five C's of Cinematography (Camera angles, Continuity, Cutting, Close-ups, and Composition), but Eric suggests a few additional C's that are equally important to a DP's success: Collaboration, Compassion, and Communication.

    The hosts also talk with their globe-trotting guest about filming around the world, shooting during the pandemic, and some of his upcoming features, including recent Fantasia Festival selections THE FIGHT MACHINE and THE BREACH, as well as Paper Street Pictures' horror-comedy SORRY ABOUT THE DEMON. Plus, a fun round of 'Rapid Fire 15' with Eric, Becky's Deep Cut Slasher of the Week, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, the chiaroscuro of Caravaggio, the tastes of Toronto, and more!
    For show notes and more on this and previous episodes, please visit paperstreetpdcast.com.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Filming REVEALER (with guests Luke Boyce, Shaina Schrooten & Caito Aase)

    Filming REVEALER (with guests Luke Boyce, Shaina Schrooten & Caito Aase)

    On this installment of The PAPER STREET Podcast, Shawn and Becky are joined by both the filmmaker and the leads of REVEALER (now streaming on Shudder!): director Luke Boyce, a writer, editor, documentarian, and the owner of Shatterglass Films; actor Caito Aase, a burlesque dancer, circus performer, and more; and actor Shaina Schrooten, a deviser and teaching artist who can also be seen in Paper Street Pictures' upcoming SCARE PACKAGE II!

    They discuss their respective backgrounds and careers, Chicago's strong film community, and their new Shudder Original Film — including getting REVEALER off the ground, the COVID challenges and limitations bonding the crew and breeding creativity, and their approaches to directing and, in the actors' cases, their characters! Also on the program: Becky's Deep Cut Slasher of the Week, Shakespeare, Spielberg, magic dads, random singalongs, and more!
    For show notes and more on this and previous episodes, please visit paperstreetpodcast.com.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Writing REVEALER (with guests Tim Seeley & Michael Moreci)

    Writing REVEALER (with guests Tim Seeley & Michael Moreci)

    On this installment of The PAPER STREET Podcast, Becky and Shawn are joined by a pair of prolific comic book writers, Tim Seeley ('Hack/Slash', 'Revival', and 'Money Shot', as well as 'G.I. Joe', 'Transformers', & 'Masters of the Universe') and Michael Moreci ('Barbaric', 'The Plot', and 'Wasted Space', as well as 'Star Wars', 'Battlestar Galactica', and 'Stranger Things'), who have also written for iconic comic characters like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
    They talk about their respective careers, growing up in the Midwest, and their new Shudder Original Film REVEALER, including co-writing the screenplay during the pandemic, working with strict time and COVID parameters, transitioning from scripting comics to scripting a movie, and more. Also on the program: Becky's Deep Cut Slasher of the Week, Universal Monsters, Chicago movies, Chicago food, and some rather unexpected Chicago weather.
    For show notes and more on this and previous episodes, please visit paperstreetpodcast.com.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Film if by Land, Air, even Sea! (with guest Meryem Ersoz)

    Film if by Land, Air, even Sea! (with guest Meryem Ersoz)

    On this installment of The PAPER STREET Podcast, Becky and Shawn are joined by Meryem Ersoz, a producer, cinematographer, documentarian, among other titles, to talk about her unique filmmaking career, teaching early film history, carving out a niche in Colorado, and her pivot into owning Blackwing Digital Entertainment and operating Blackwing ASL, which provides specialty camera rigs and vehicles.

    Meryem also shares tales of some of the more ambitious and complicated rigs they've built, how they recreated the famous San Francisco car chase sequence from the Steve McQueen film BULLITT, and some of the projects she currently has in the works. Plus: a fun round of 'Rapid Fire 15' with the guest, Becky's Deep Cut Slasher of the Week, westerns, disco, Denver green chili, and more!
    For show notes and more on this and pervious episodes, please visit paperstreetpodcast.com.

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Brock_Landers_Jr ,

A fantastic podcast for filmmakers

Shawn and Becky are just wonderful and their interaction with the guests is expertly handled. This is a fantastic podcast for the filmmaker and film lover.

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