Here's Episode One of our new podcast series The First Feature. This is a step-by-step guide on how to get your first feature made, using my new Netflix Original Film Amateur as a case study:
Click play on the Souncloud player above to listen.
In this episode, we get into:
- Three questions you can ask yourself to help decide which movie to make
- When you need an agent
- How I lied my way into MTV (and New York)
- My DIY web series with Zack Lieberman, The West Side
- How new platforms represent an opportunity because of decreased competition
- How failure can be more instructive than success
Here's the trailer for Amateur:
14-year-old basketball phenom Terron Forte has to navigate the under-the-table world of amateur athletics when he is recruited to an elite NCAA prep school.
Amateur stars Michael Rainey Jr., Sharon Leal, Ashlee Brian, Corey Parker Robinson with Brian White and Josh Charles. The film is written and directed by Ryan Koo and produced by Jason Michael Berman, Chip Hourihan and Mark Moran with Michael Finley, Tony Parker, Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens, Ben Renzo and Caroline Connor serving as executive producers. The film will premiere on Netflix on April 6, 2018.