February 2, 2016
Sundance 2016

How 'Goat' Director Andrew Neel Enabled Breakout Performances on a Tight Shooting Schedule

Director Andrew Neel Speaks with No Film School's Micah Van Hove
Andrew Neel returns to Sundance with his intense narrative exploration of modern masculinity.

From a script originally penned by David Gordon Green almost decade ago, Goat was produced by Christine Vachon's Killer Films and is a great example of an ensemble cast of young actors really put through their paces. The film has breakout performances from Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas and a strong supporting cast (with a notable cameo from James Franco, who co-produced). Based on Brad Land's 2004 memoir on frat hazing, director Andrew Neel and his actors take risks to tell an accessible yet subversive tale of brotherhood. We caught up with Neel (King Kelly) in Park City to discuss his process of working on a very difficult schedule (Part 1 of 2):

Thanks to Andrew Neel for chatting with us. Look out for part 2 soon!


For more, see our complete coverage of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

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No Film School's video and editorial coverage of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival is sponsored by Blackmagic Design.      

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Who do so many filmmakers feel they do not need rehearsal time with their actors? Especially if you're working with a limited budget and resources, rehearsal becomes all the more important.

February 3, 2016 at 3:54PM, Edited February 3, 3:54PM

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