Director Max Barbakow and writer Andy Siara tell us the inspiring story of how the funny and heartfelt Palm Springs came to be what it is. They talk about why their therapeutic writing process and friendship was ultimately the most rewarding part of the process. And why the fact that no one gave a sh*t about them was, in a way, their greatest strength.
In case you've been living in a time-loop cave, Palm Springs stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, and earlier this year, became the biggest sale in Sundance history after a Hulu + Neon deal acquired it for $17,500,000.69. The movie was released during the pandemic in July, which was a blessing in disguise: breaking out with a record-setting opening weekend on Hulu.
Learn more about Palm Springs here:
- How Editing Made ‘Palm Springs’ the Most Popular Movie on Hulu
- The Creators of the Record-Breaking 'Palm Springs' Dissect Their Process
- 7 Editors Take Us Behind the Curtain on Cutting a Sundance Feature
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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman and Jeffrey Reeser.