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Pre-Production with Chris Stuckmann

English, TV & Video, 1 season, 16 episodes, 10 hours, 58 minutes
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Are you ready to take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the making of some of your favorite movies? Look no further than Pre-Production, the must-listen podcast hosted by Chris Stuckmann. Chris will sit down with top filmmakers to discuss their journey from “the spark”, that moment they realized they wanted to be a filmmaker, to the making of their first feature. From the struggles and triumphs of bringing a movie to life, to the creative process and lessons learned along the way, Pre-Production offers a unique and insightful look at the art of moviemaking.
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Mike Flanagan

Writer/Director Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Gerald's Game, The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep, Midnight Mass) discusses making movies in college, editing car commercials, and his best advice for breaking into the film industry.
5/3/202449 minutes, 54 seconds
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Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett talk their early YouTube days, mourn the loss of video annotations, and discuss their new flick, Abigail!
4/17/202425 minutes, 39 seconds
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Zelda Williams

Zelda Williams talks her journey towards her directorial debut, Lisa Frankenstein, thoughts on the evolution of film analysis, and what she has coming up next!
3/17/202444 minutes, 12 seconds
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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

Writer/Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo discusses being inspired at a young age by Alfred Hitchcock, getting the call to direct 28 Weeks Later, and the perils of directing a VFX-heavy film like Damsel.
3/5/202417 minutes, 43 seconds
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Matthew Vaughn

Matthew Vaughn discusses his early days of filling ketchup bottles, teaming up with Guy Ritchie, and the stress of shooting his first movie, Layer Cake.
2/2/202436 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ryan Spindell

Ryan Spindell discusses his early days as a storm chaser for the news, his film school goals, and the making of his excellent horror anthology, The Mortuary Collection.
1/20/202447 minutes, 58 seconds
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Danny Philippou

Danny Philippou discusses his A24 hit Talk to Me that he co-directed with his brother Michael. He goes in-depth about the challenges of transitioning from YouTube to filmmaking full time, and talks the most difficult aspect of crafting the film.
8/12/202335 minutes, 33 seconds
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Franklin Ritch

Franklin Ritch (The Artifice Girl) discusses the unorthodox method of filming his chamber piece over many months, and offers great advice for aspiring filmmakers.
6/9/202342 minutes, 11 seconds
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Jacob Chase

Jacob Chase (Come Play) talks learning craft through stage acting, selling specs, and working one-on-one with Steven Spielberg.
4/25/202340 minutes, 13 seconds
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Bryan Edward Hill

Writer of comics, television, and film, Bryan Edward Hill discusses scouring for filmmaking documentaries at rental stores, writing an entire script in mere hours, and gives his best writing advice for newcomers.
4/2/202352 minutes, 21 seconds
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Robbie Banfitch

Writer/Director Robbie Banfitch (The Outwaters) discusses his passion for do-it-yourself filmmaking, his knowledge of movie marketing, and dealing with releasing your first film to the public.
3/17/202332 minutes, 55 seconds
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Scott Beck & Bryan Woods

Scott Beck & Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place, Haunt, 65) discuss going from making short films in Iowa to directing Adam Driver in the upcoming science fiction epic, 65!
3/3/202345 minutes, 27 seconds
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Prano Bailey-Bond

Writer/Director Prano Bailey-Bond (Censor) talks the VHS shelf at her childhood home, the influence of horror at a young age, and sheds light on film funding techniques.
2/17/20231 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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David F. Sandberg

Director David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation, Shazam!, Shazam: Fury of the Gods) discusses shooting VHS movies with friends, playing the waiting game with Hollywood, and finally being able to buy pants.
2/3/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sev Ohanian

Writer/Producer Sev Ohanian (Searching, Run, Judas and the Black Messiah, Creed III) discusses perusing the shelves of Blockbuster with his father, how he self-financed his first feature, and how he met Ryan Coogler at film school, leading to a successful career making movies.
1/18/202358 minutes, 42 seconds
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Introducing Pre-Production

Are you ready to take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the making of some of your favorite movies? Look no further than Pre-Production, the must-listen podcast hosted by Chris Stuckmann. Chris will sit down with top filmmakers to discuss their journey from “the spark”, that moment they realized they wanted to be a filmmaker, to the making of their first feature. From the struggles and triumphs of bringing a movie to life, to the creative process and lessons learned along the way, Pre-Production offers a unique and insightful look at the art of moviemaking.
1/17/20232 minutes, 49 seconds