M. Night Shyamalan Explains Directing Choices on 'Old,' Plus the 'PIG' Filmmakers Preach Perseverance

There are multiple filmmakers on the podcast today who have lots of mic-drop moments about these two new releases.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • How M. Night Shyamalan’s movie Old is one of those rare films that can completely change your perspective on life and make you appreciate every moment.
  • How Shyamalan worked with his cast to hone in on what was a difficult piece to capture for actors.
  • How Shyamalan decides what information to give the audience (and when) for his thrillers.
  • The ways humans have a dysfunctional relationship with time, how the movie plays with it, and how the timing with the pandemic made the movie’s message even more powerful.
  • Why Shyamalan always wants to shoot 35, the challenges it presents, and why he insisted on it for Old.
  • The career journey for PIG’s filmmakers, who are making their feature film debut!
  • Nicholas Cage, how he ended up on the project, and what he was like to work with on set.
  • The importance of tenacity for new filmmakers trying to get a film produced—sometimes you have to force it through.
  • More advice for new filmmakers from this team fresh off their first feature!
  • How they chose their gear for filming PIG.

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

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