06th Nov2023

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #364: Nadine Crocker on making ‘Desperation Road’

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the 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, Dom Lenoir, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk about 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 filmmaking experiences from directors, writers, producers and screenwriters, to actors, cinematographers and distributors.

The Filmmaker’s Podcast #364: Making ‘Desperation Road’ in 16 days starring Mel Gibson and Garret Hedlund with director and writer Nadine Crocker

On this weeks episode we chat to writer and director Nadine Crocker about her latest feature film Desperation Road starring Academy Award Winner Mel Gibson (Braveheart), Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy), and Willa Fitzgerald (Scream: The TV Series) and how she shot the movie in 16 days. Nadine talks with Dom Lenoir about her first movie ‘Continue’, how she wore all the hats, raised the money, bought on Uber producer Cassian Elwes, went from acting to directing and how it felt like a film school. She also dives into how she made her second written and directed feature Desperation Road, how she got her high profile cast attached and getting the movies made. We also talk about:

  • Real life trauma, creating thread and working on the script.
  • Casting, depth and pitching to Mel Gibson.
  • Staying present and why you need to know your shit.
  • Why a director is only as good as their collaborators.
  • Being over prepared, knowing answers and why she doesn’t show her ‘look-book’ of images and ideas to her crew before they have pitched.
  • And Nadine give you some amazing advice on being a filmmaker.

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


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