The film’s leading actor, Lío Mehiel, won the Special Jury Acting Award at the festival. The film is set to release in theaters across the United States starting August 18.

In this episode, No Film School’s GG Hawkins speaks with director Vuk Lungulov-Klotz and actor Lío Mehiel to discuss:

  • Why Vuk included a few jokes early on in the story
  • The frustrating process of finding actors
  • How Lío immediately related to the script
  • Bonding at a summer camping festival before shooting the film
  • All the difficulties of shooting a film in NYC
  • The process of finding locations and what they should have done differently
  • Coordinating ADR sessions during edit
  • The surreal feeling they felt at the world premiere
  • Feeling stressed and anxious by people hyping up the movie
  • The difference between screening a film in the US versus Europe
  • Working alone as an actor versus working with an agency

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