15th Nov2022

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #305: ‘Call Jane’ director Phyllis Nagy

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 Filmmaker’s Podcast #305: Directing big stars, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Banks, with Oscar-nominated ‘Carol’ writer & ‘Call Jane’ director Phyllis Nagy

Today, our hosts, Dom Lenoir & Conor Boru, welcome writer/director Phyllis Nagy to the show! She is the Oscar-nominated writer behind the brilliant Carol (2015), starring Cate Blanchett. Now, she’s back as a director with her feature film Call Jane (2022), starring Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Messina, Kate Mara, only to name a few. In their chat, they discuss:

  • making a political film with a message
  • creating the 1960s look
  • finding the right cast
  • the difference between theatre and film
  • directing a film with big stars

We are deeply sorry for the audio quality as we had to record this episode on our phones. However, our chat is more than worth listening to as you will hear. So, sit back, relax and enjoy our amazing conversation with Phyllis Nagy!

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


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