In this episode, No Film School’s GG Hawkins and the director of Joyland, Saim Sadiq, discuss:

  • The universality of the film and seeing oneself in the characters

  • Why the Cannes Film Festival was the best place for the film to premiere

  • Why people need time to process the film after watching it 

  • Keeping only the necessary people on set

  • Not overloading the actors with too much information 

  • Feeling excited about problems that would arise

  • Why it’s so important to have empathy on set from the very beginning 

  • Earning respect on set with a unique directing style

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by GG Hawkins.