Filmmaker Petr Jakl explains how he applied this approach to the new film, Medieval, starring Ben Foster and Michael Caine.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • What made Jakl decide to make the film about famous Czech military leader, Jan Žižka
  • Re-writing the script and getting the script to big actors such as Ben Foster and Michael Caine
  • Working with Caine and developing friendship with the actor
  • Trying to have no big expectations for the film’s release
  • How shooting the film was “the most brutal experience” of Jakl’s life
  • The various challenges that arose during specific battle scenes
  • How Jakl’s Judo training helped him overcome the challenges of filming 

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