Welcome to Quarantine... Now What?

Now what NFS podcast
How will filmmakers approach the new normal?

The world, and our industry, has changed dramatically in a very short period of time. We talk through what filmmakers can do with this time, how to weather this storm, and what other major events we've witnessed the industry survive.

We want to hear from all of you. In the comments, in our inboxes. On our social media pages. We're in this together. Let us know how you're approaching this time.

If you're feeling up to it, check out and enter our NFS60 challenge. If you just want to watch some movies for now... we totally get that too. Enjoy, and stay healthy.      

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by Charles Haine and George Edelman, and edited by Michelle DeLateur

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Everything has fallen apart, studio is shut down, all productions cancelled. Working hard to re-establish different field of work. Sucks big time.

March 20, 2020 at 4:49PM, Edited March 20, 4:49PM

Dragos Tinta
Line Producer

i'm sad to tell you : welcome in the our world
In italy we are in quaratine from the first of march, but many people not understood really the danger, and virus spread faster and faster than we want.
Virus is dangerous, but if people understand how to live, we can fight faster the virus. too much fake news, too much words spread and waste time.
Who undervalue the danger, who overvalue the danger.
think to that period like a long training period, training for body (exercise), training for health (we must eat less rubbish), traing for brain (new techniques, new software, new point of view), training for taste (time to see different genre of movie, video clip, art, virtual visit to museum) and more.
a lots of work was stopped and before work like we know restart may will pass many months, it's time to think different way to work, smart work will be the next mantra.
Good Luck guys.

March 21, 2020 at 4:11AM

Carlo Macchiavello
Director (with strong tech knowledge)

It's really born like a prison. I hope to get out of quarantine as soon as possible

March 23, 2020 at 9:10AM


Something that's pressing on my mind that I'd love to hear a conversation about in an upcoming episode... I've been reading articles and studies that suggest we are going to be in the weeds with covid for months longer, maybe years longer than we all were initially led to believe. Social distancing, city-wide and statewide lockdowns might be reintroduced off and on as the virus rears back up in places. Social distancing will be very gradually reduced and retightened possibly on a city by city basis, depending on how the outbreak is operating there. There's dystopian discussions about using government tracking systems and "virus passports" that indicate if you are safe re-enter society, which China is already using. So my question, how does this affect production? I can cut a film from my living room but I can't always make movies there. How do you film something when the number of people allowed in public and private gathers are restricted? What advantages or disadvantages of this new world are there to the indie filmmaker? I think we all hope and wish that the world will return to normal quickly, but the road back I fear will be long and strange, if we ever get back there at all.

April 7, 2020 at 2:34PM