19th Oct2020

The Filmmakers Podcast #186: How to Make a Disney+ Superhero Hit

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors.


The Filmmakers Podcast #186: How to Make a Disney+ Superhero Hit with Director Anna Mastro

This week Giles and Robbie interview Anna Mastro to talk about how she built herself up from assistant to established film and tv director, accumulating in her new film Secret Society of Second-Born Royals, streaming now on Disney+. Anna talks about her start working as a development assistant and script reader for directors McG and J.J. Abrams, working in music videos and television before getting her debut feature Walter made with Milo Ventimiglia, Neve Campbell and William H. Macy. We also talk directing tv with Anna’s extensive list of TV credits including Shameless, The Bold Type and UnREAL, as well as what it’s like working with a major studio like Disney, shooting a large scale action film, getting your next gig through a colleague – and why Anna used Gladiator and Snatch as unlikely reference points in her pitching process.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website


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