Episode 15 – Jeff Fisher made “Killer Movie”

Writer/Director/Producer Jeff Fisher skypes in from Atlanta to talk about “Killer Movie”, a slasher-movie/reality TV satire about a film crew stuck in a small town with a deranged killer. Jeff discusses making the transition from reality to scripted film, writing what you know, and the arduous process of fund raising.

Jeff also recently directed a TV movie called “My Christmas Love” airing December 17th at 8pm on the Hallmark Channel.

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You can find Jeff’s other work at www.jefffisherdirector.com and follow him on Twitter – @JeffFisher33

Every other week host Ethan Cushing interviews a new filmmaker about the process of directing their first feature film. Follow us on Twitter and subscribe/rate us on iTunes! Thanks for listening to the podcast!

Episode 14 – Duane Andersen made “Superpowerless”

Writer/Director/Producer Duane Andersen calls in from Utah to talk about his directorial debut, “Superpowerless” a coming of middle-age story about a superhero who, in his early 40s, must now grapple with the loss of his powers and the question of what’s next. Duane has produced a lot of films but Superpowerless is his first feature at the director’s helm. We talk about how every actor has different needs, about life imitating art imitating life, and San Francisco’s inherent production value.

Check out the film’s journey on twitter @splmovie or facebook.com/superpowerlessmovie.

Every other week host Ethan Cushing interviews a new filmmaker about the process of directing their first feature film. Follow us on Twitter and subscribe/rate us on iTunes! Thanks for listening to the podcast!

Episode 13 – David Steinberg made “Miss Dial”

Writer/Director David Steinberg has Ethan over for a chat about his experience writing and directing “Miss Dial”, a romantic comedy about a bored customer service rep looking to make a connection. David discusses writing such scripts as “Slackers” and “American Pie 2”, the frustration of letting others make your script with your input, and shares some interesting insights about international distribution.

Check out Miss Dial on Amazon Prime and follow David on twitter – @davidhsteinberg

Every other week host Ethan Cushing interviews a new filmmaker about the process of directing their first feature film. Follow us on Twitter and subscribe/rate us on iTunes! Thanks for listening to the podcast!

Episode 12 – Alex Lehman made “Asperger’s Are Us”

Director Alex Lehman sits down to discuss his first feature, the documentary called “Asperger’s Are Us“, a coming of age story about the first comedy troupe comprised of all openly autistic people. Alex chats about taking the leap of faith to fly to Boston and film the group, knowing when to use your connections (and when not to), and playing to your strengths as a filmmaker.

Asperger’s Are Us debuted on Netflix in October alongside Alex’s first narrative feature “Blue Jay” starring Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson.

Every other week host Ethan Cushing interviews a new filmmaker about the process of directing their first feature film. Follow us on Twitter and subscribe/rate us on iTunes! Thanks for listening to the podcast!

Episode 11 – Trevor Stevens is making “Rock Steady Row” (Part 1)

Writer/Director Trevor Stevens stops by to talk about his first feature “Rock Steady Row“, a spaghetti western set in a modern day college campus. This is a special episode as at the time of recording, Trevor was 48 hours out from beginning principal photography.

Trevor discusses how his thesis film “Run” was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick which led to getting representation which lead to pitching his idea for Rock Steady Row. We also talk about pitching projects from the heart, what it’s like to go into production with very little rehearsal time, and how to prepare for the unexpected on set. This is a fun one!

Check out “Run” below to get a taste of Trevor’s directorial style:

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my chat with Trevor once he wraps principal photography on his first feature.

Every other week host Ethan Cushing interviews a new filmmaker about the process of directing their first feature film. Follow us on Twitter and subscribe/rate us on iTunes! Thanks for listening to the podcast!

Episode 10 – Doug Archibald made “I Love You Both”

Writer/Director Doug Archibald stops by to talk about his first feature “I Love You Both”, a coming of age dramedy about twin siblings who must confront their codependency when they start dating the same guy. Doug and Ethan discuss what it’s like not only directing but being one of the leads of the film, working with family, and rolling with the punches on a film set. Check out the trailer below –

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