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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 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.

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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.

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@filmriot

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English

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Episodes

Telling Stories that Matter

10/27/2020
The journey toward making the feature film “CLOUDS”—now available on Disney+—was a long one for director Justin Baldoni. In 2013 Justin released a short doc on Zach Sobiech, a remarkable 17-year-old diagnosed with osteosarcoma. The story of Zach’s life, how he lived, and how he brightened the world for everyone around him struck a massive chord with Justin. Since then, bringing that story to the screen has been both a passion and a promise to keep. With the film’s release, Justin has kept...

Duration:00:43:14

Making a Creature Feature

10/20/2020
Brett and Drew Pierce are the writer/director team behind the new horror film THE WRETCHED, an old school creature feature with more going on under the hood than just scares. While having a background in Hollywood productions, the brothers still approach their work with a "do-it-yourself" attitude and a complete willingness to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty to make their film happen. Their infectious passion has led to them releasing their latest feature under IFC Films and...

Duration:01:09:30

Don't wait for Hollywood to Make Your Film

10/7/2020
Make your film! That is what drives the team behind the new comedy FAITH BASED. From shooting with iPhones in their living rooms, to what it ultimately became—a full-blown feature film with an impressive cast (Jason Alexander, Lance Riddick, and David Koechner, just to name a few). Vincent Masciale, Luke Barnett, and Tanner Thomason were going to make this film, come "hell" or high water. Now with an October 9th release date and a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, the guys have show that with a...

Duration:01:13:17

Finding Success in Filmmaking

9/15/2020
“Proceed as if” is some of the best advice a young filmmaker can hear, it perfectly encompasses so many important ideas. But that isn’t the only gem Quincy Ledbetter drops in this latest episode. From the beginning of his infatuation with film sitting in a theater watching Last Action Hero, to finding his way into writing and directing through music and photography - Quincy has always done just that, “Proceed as if”. Now in post on his first feature film “Alieu the Dreamer”, Quincy looks...

Duration:01:20:51

Making and Distributing Your Film Independently

9/1/2020
"Just make your film" is a rallying cry for many, but very few back up those words with action. Today's guest, the multifaceted Jim Cummings, is absolutely one of those few. Through crowdfunding and self-distribution, Jim has found a lot of success for his first feature "Thunder Road". He's following that up with his next two features: the thriller "The Beta Test" and the horror film "The Werewolf" (his first studio film). Ryan and Jim dive into his unique approach to filmmaking and how...

Duration:01:03:28

How a Hollywood Legend Directs Actors

8/18/2020
With films like Saturday Night Fever, Short Circuit, WarGames, and Dracula in his filmography, the term “legendary director” flows out of your mouth when talking about John Badham. But film isn’t the only medium where he left his mark. Badham also directed a list of iconic shows like Heroes, The Shield, and Supernatural. His incredible career has led to a wealth of knowledge about the craft. Lucky for us, John is passionate about sharing, and in this episode, Ryan and John dive deep into...

Duration:00:38:55

Directing a Blockbuster with an Indie Budget

8/4/2020
‘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! From his humble beginnings as a special effects student, to his growth into a cinematographer and eventually Academy Award-winner, Aaron’s story is one you won’t want to miss!

Duration:00:51:30

Writing & Directing Story Driven Horror

7/21/2020
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. Released theatrically in drive-ins, and now available across most major streaming platforms, you’d never guess that Relic is Natalie’s first outing as a feature writer/director. In the episode of the Film Riot podcast, fresh off the experience of making the film,...

Duration:00:53:17

Emotionally Impactful Cinematography w/ Jody Lee Lipes

7/7/2020
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. Of course, every element within the filmmaking process is a part of delivering on that honesty, with arguably two of the most important aspects being the performance and cinematography. Those two elements work together in a creative dance - if one is out of step with the other, the intention...

Duration:00:58:57

MAKING "STAR WARS: ORIGINS" - A FAN FILM

6/16/2020
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. Today Ryan and Phil chat about how he shot an award-winning feature in just two days, making one of...

Duration:00:56:38

Writing for Film and Television with Dayna Lynne North

5/5/2020
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.

Duration:00:59:45

Writing & Directing your First Feature

4/28/2020
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. After coming off the success of his first narrative project, The Cage (developed in collaboration with Film Supply) Ricky connected with the producers that would help make his first feature a reality. He and Ryan cover everything from his years working under the prolific producer Sam Mercer (on films like THE LAST...

Duration:01:19:54

Editing for Quibi & What Makes a Story Work

4/7/2020
Yesterday marked the launch of Quibi, a 2-billion dollar bet by Hollywood and tech giants Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman to change the face of content consumption on the go. There have been lots of opinions about Quibi’s viability, potential for success, and its mobile-only platform. Well, today we give you an inside peek with a filmmaker who has worked directly with one of its productions. Lucas Harger is an Emmy award-winning editor with several docs under his belt. He was Ryan’s...

Duration:00:48:58

Producing for Film and Television with Yolanda T. Cochran, P.G.A.

3/31/2020
What the hell does a producer do? When every production can have five different versions of them, it's no wonder this is a recurring question. Well, today we have the definitive answer as Ryan "sits down" with Yolanda T. Cochran, VP Production, Walt Disney Television/Freeform. Yolanda brings nearly a decade and a half of knowledge from her work on such films a "Book of Eli," "The Blind Side," and "Point Break." She and Ryan chat about the various roles of the producer, why writers aren’t...

Duration:00:59:39

Directing for an Audience with Alison James

12/31/2019
Alison James is an incredibly talented writer/director on the rise and headed toward her first feature film. After winning Best Narrative Short at the Austin Film Festival for her short film, Judas Collar, Alison was able to land reps at WME and has since been developing what will be her first feature film.

Duration:00:54:17

Advice from a Hollywood Manager with Scott Glassgold

12/17/2019
Scott Glassgold is a Manager and Producer with well over a decade of experience. After getting his start at New Line Cinema and Disney, Scott Founded Ground Control, an innovative Management and Production company. From there he's gone on to nurture several short films and initial ideas to final feature films - such as Prospect, The Beyond, and his latest sale to Paramount, The Follower. Recently, Scott has partnered with Screen Gems to produce horror proof of concepts with an eye towards...

Duration:00:57:07

Making Your Project Happen with Cassandra Ebner

12/3/2019
Cassandra Ebner is a truly wonderful filmmaker and human. She's a writer, producer, actor, and stuntwoman. Her career spans over 6 years in the industry and on some of the biggest productions around - like Game of Thrones, War for the Planet of the Apes, Shazam!, Arrow, and The Flash. Most recently Cassandra has written, produced, and starred in her web series, LifeXP.

Duration:00:54:03

From YouTube to Hollywood with Director Joe Penna

9/10/2019
Joe Penna is a writer/director that got his start on YouTube. You may know him as Mystery Guitar Man, but today he is directing feature films starring massive talents like Mads Mikkelsen, Anna Kendrick, and Toni Collette. Ryan chats with Joe about directing his first film with a major star attached and his overall path to feature films.

Duration:00:46:23

A New Type of Storytelling with Matti Haapoja

7/30/2019
Matti Haapoja is a filmmaker, vlogger, and content creator. Today Ryan picks his brain about this new form of storytelling that he is one of the pioneers of. Check out his incredible YouTube channel to see more of his work!

Duration:00:52:44

Directing Independent Film with Brent Christy

7/9/2019
Brent Christy is a director and DP with a deep wealth of knowledge. He’s worked on everything from big-budget projects to the tiny passion project and makes every one of them stand out. Today we chat about directing, cinematography, set life, and balancing all that with family.

Duration:00:58:35