Episode 8: DF4Q with Neil Payne

What is DF4Q?  It’s the Discover Film Four Questions.

  • Name your favorite film of all time (limit 3)
  • Name a film you think is underrated
  • Name a film you think is overrated
  • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

Neil’s film Alpha Phi played at Film Invasion Los Angeles, and he came in to do a Discover Film podcast and a DF4Q with Jeff Howard.

 

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Episode 7: Neil Payne

Neil Payne’s short film Alpa Phi showed at Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2016.  He let me know that he had a lot to get off his chest about filmmaking, about what it’s like to make films that challenge people, and about the challenges of life after film school.

“Alpha Phi” Short from Neil Payne on Vimeo.

When I approached Neil about doing the Discover Film podcast, he asked me to look at a commercial spec spot that he shot.  I found it so bold and direct, that I decided to make this one of the rare times that a filmmaker gets more than one piece of work embedded with their podcast.  (It doesn’t hurt that it’s 30 seconds.)

Nike “Freedom” from Neil Payne on Vimeo.

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Episode 6: DF4Q with Ashley Erin Campbell & Holland Olmstead

What is DF4Q?  It’s the Discover Film Four Questions.

  • Name your favorite film of all time (limit 3)
  • Name a film you think is underrated
  • Name a film you think is overrated
  • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

Ashley and Holland collaborated on “Above Jewels” and many other projects.  On this DF4Q you get to hear how two artists who frequently work together can have very different taste.

 

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Episode 5: Ashley Erin Campbell & Holland Olmstead

Ashley Erin Campbell & Holland Olmstead produced the short film Above Jewels together, as well as playing the lead roles.  Find out how they both went from acting class to filmmaking, and how producing a short has lead them both to pursue directing more intently.

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Episode 4: DF4Q with Steve Desmond

What is DF4Q?  It’s the Discover Film Four Questions.

  • Name your favorite film of all time (limit 3)
  • Name a film you think is underrated
  • Name a film you think is overrated
  • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

In the second Discover Film podcast, I talk to Steve Desmond.  Steve directed and co-wrote Monsters, and his favorite movie of all time is… you gotta listen to find out.

What were Steve’s answers?

  • Favorites: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Godfather, Star Wars (A New Hope), Silence of The Lambs
  • Underrated: Pacific Rim
  • Overrated: Barry Lyndon
  • Seek Out: Coherence

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Episode 3: Steve Desmond

The second filmmaker we get to talk to is Steve Desmond.  Steve directed and co-wrote Monsters.  In this podcast you learn how Steve kept his focus after film school, getting representation as a screenwriter and working his way into directing.

Monsters from Steve Desmond on Vimeo.

 

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Episode 2: DF4Q with Jamie Brindle

What is DF4Q?  It’s the Discover Film Four Questions.

  • Name your favorite film of all time (limit 3)
  • Name a film you think is terribly underrated
  • Name a film you think is terribly overrated
  • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

In the first ever Discover Film podcast, I talked to Jamie Brindle.  Jamie wrote, directed, and edited The Catcher, winner of a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion L.A.  Jamie went long enough with the DF4Q that he inspired the idea of making the DF4Q its own podcast episode.  Hopefully we will do that with every filmmaker from now on.

What were Jamie’s Answers?

  • Favorites: It’s A Wonderful Life, Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia
  • Underrated: Bad Boys 2, The Fountain
  • Overrated: Dark Knight Rises, Rogue One
  • Seek Out: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

I think we’re good.

-Jeff

 

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Episode 1: Jamie Brindle

In the first ever Discover Film podcast, I talk to Jamie Brindle.  Jamie wrote, directed, and edited The Catcher, winner of a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion L.A.  We learn about Jamie’s creative process and how he managed to get The Catcher from script to screen.  We even get to hear how he went from being a child actor onstage and in local commercials to film school to Hollywood.

You should watch The Catcher RIGHT NOW!

THE CATCHER – Based on a True WWII Story from Jamie Brindle on Vimeo.

After watching this film, listen to my interview with Jamie.  Below is the under 45 minute edit of the interview.  We actually talked filmmaking for an hour and a half.  (The full conversation will be a separate Episode, just in case some of you want to majorly geek out over filmmaking.)

I think we’re good.

-Jeff

 

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