08th Mar2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #208: Legendary actor Matthew Modine

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 #208: Matthew Modine on Stranger Things, Wrong Turn, Acting, Directing and working with legendary filmmakers.

Legendary actor Matthew Modine joins us to chat about his latest role in the highly-anticipated reboot of ‘Wrong Turn’ as well as working with amazing directors, Stranger Things as well as a career and life on set. Matthew, who has starred in many Hollywood films such as ‘Full Metal Jacket’, ‘Birdy’, ‘Vision Quest’, ‘Shortcut’, ‘Memphis Belle’, ‘Dark Knight Rises’, ’47 Meters Down’, and hit TV shows such as ‘Weeds’ and ‘Stranger Things’. sits down (in his Make Up Chair) to chat to writer & director ‘Giles Alderson’ (The Dare) & co-host ‘Lucinda Rhodes-Thakrar’ (Confession) about his career and film-making.

Matthew has also directed the movies ‘If…Dog…Rabbit’ and ‘I Think I Thought’. He’s worked with some amazing directors such as ‘Robert Altman’, ‘Alan Parker’, ‘Stanley Kubrick’, ‘Christopher Nolan’ and many, many more. He’s been in over 100 films and he even turned down the beloved ‘Top Gun’. We sit down and chat with him over so many topics including acting work, working with directors and his latest role in Wrong Turn. We chat about the importance of working in all areas of film and how being on set is like a magnifying glass. We dive in deep and get some exclusive gossip and even chat about his role in Stranger Things. Sit back and enjoy this weeks podcast as Matthew gives some amazing advice for any upcoming actors, that you might find useful to take with you on your journey.

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


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