In this episode, we talk about…

  • Entering the film industry by way of theater, British television, and radio drama 
  • The overlap of radio film and how rhythm is key to cinematic storytelling 
  • Learning to put story first, script first, sound first as a film director 
  • Operation Mincemeat’s origin and ties to Hitchcock’s The Man Who Never Was
  • Ongoing speculation, conspiracy theories, and the craft of narrative 
  • Recognizing a world unfamiliar with World War II cinematic literature 
  • When a story jumps off a page and attracts the actors you want 
  • The balance of casting from choice actors and leaning on a casting director 
  • Embracing the fact the film will live on a digital platform     

Watch Operation Mincemeat, and read our post on dramatic irony

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