Thompson explains how she got started in the film industry and shares her approach to choosing projects to work on.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Being influenced by her favorite filmmakers, she decided to start her career as an editor.
  • Moving from Australia to New York City for better opportunities in the film industry.
  • Thompson’s approach to projects—she only does projects she is truly passionate about.
  • Managing nerves before pitching for a script, and dealing with disappointment if the pitch is rejected.
  • How Thompson pitched five times before getting hired to direct the film The Invitation.
  • Taking acting classes to help her better understand and communicate with her actors.
  • What specific approach Thompson applies during rehearsal time.

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