30th Aug2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #235: ‘Confetti’ writer & director Ann Hu

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 #235: How to Make Academy Award-winning Indie Films with Shadow Magic and Confetti writer & director Ann Hu

On this week’s podcast, Giles Alderson welcomes writer & director Ann Hu to the show. She is the Chinese Academy Award-winning director of the feature film Shadow Magic (2000), starring Jared Harris. Now Ann is back with her delightful second feature film, Confetti, which is out now. Ann dives deep into her filmmaking career, what it was like to win an Academy Award for her debut film as well as dealing with arrogance and success. She also talks about the making of Confetti, how she raised the money, why you should take ideas from real life, and why it’s important to have an independent voice. She also discusses how she directs actors, her shooting process, and gives tips and tricks for aspiring filmmakers. It was an absolute delight to chat with Ann. So do not hesitate! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Ann Hu.

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


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