How This 15-Year-Old Shot a Horror Short and Got It to Cannes

'Devil Bean'Credit: Jessica Nipperess
Horror is best when it's balanced. It’s like baking—if one ingredient is off, it doesn't work. Teenage filmmaker Jessica Nipperess shares how she created the film, Devil Bean.

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In this episode, we talk about…

  • Why Nipperess is drawn to film festivals
  • The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and the difference it made for shooting
  • The main challenges in directing Devil Bean 
  • Feeling emotionally disconnected from a script written by someone else
  • Using original music to help tell the story of a film
  • Post-production and the many changes made to the film 
  • Tapping into serious horrors that are helpful to the world

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman.

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