08th Nov2021

The Filmmakers Podcast #245: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller talk making animation blockbusters

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 #245: Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and The Mitchells Vs The Machines‘ Phil Lord & Christopher Miller talk Making Animation Blockbusters

This week, Giles Alderson and co-host CJ, Christian James, welcome the incredible producing-writing-directing duo Phil Lord & Christopher Miller. They are known for animation & live-action films such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), 21 Jump Street (2012), The Lego Movie (2014), and The Mitchells vs. The Machines (2021) to name a few. Phil & Christopher dive deep into their filmmaking career: Where they met each other, how they became friends by burning someone’s hair, and how they failed at their first job. They also talk about their early inspirations, anxiety, what the animation scene was like back in the day, and how they go from idea to script to the finished film. They also discuss the difference between making animation and live-action, how to deal with rejection, pacing, why a good sound mix can change everything, and why the key to success is uniqueness. All that is to come in this week’s episode and MORE (like funny behind-the-scenes stories.) You don’t want to miss this epic and hilarious conversation! So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Phil Lord & Christopher Miller!

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