Unlocking the Challenges of Directing Actors with Sophie Hyde

Leo Grande director interview
Sophie Hyde, director of the movie Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, talks about her career, filmmaking, and how good performances can impact the success and lifespan of a movie.

Good Luck to You Leo Grande is an actor-dominant movie, with most of its scenes focusing on two characters. It is available to stream on Hulu.

In this episode, we talk about…

  • What inspired Hyde to start a career in filmmaking
  • About the documentaries she has made so far
  • Hyde’s experience working in the Australian film industry and the international film industry
  • The idea behind the movie 52 Tuesdays and how it came to be
  • The challenges of directing actors
  • Making a film with a low budget
  • Sophie’s approach for making Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
  • Sophie’s views on the visual style of Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
  • Encouragement for filmmakers to get through the noise when they have something they want to say

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

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