This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director/Actor Jessie McCormack.
They talk about her new TV/Web Series Piss Off, I Love You. Jessie McCormack is the Writer/Director/Actor of that Comedy series and is the Writer/Director of the feature Expecting (2013).
Other topics discussed includes making movies or shorts with an I-Phone and how networking at film festivals helped launch her career.
I wanted to bring Peter on the show to discuss what it was like to be a part of one of the biggest budget films in Hollywood history at the time.
For the big Episode 350 we have a big guest! This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Horror Filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman.
They talk about his new feature Death Of Me (2020) starring Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth. Darren Lynn Bousman has a long career as a Writer/Director, his credits include Saw II, Saw III and the upcoming Spiral (2021).
Other topics they discuss includes the differences of producing a movie in Japan instead of the United States.
This is a returning guest, you can hear the prior ep of the podcast with Darren Lynn Bousman SYS 154
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with filmmaker Sam Macaroni. They talk about his new Comedy Guest House (2020).
This movie features Pauly Shore, Aimee Teegarden and Billy Zane. Sam Macaroni Directed Guest House and wrote it with Sean Bishop and Troy Duffy (The Boondock Saints - 1999).
They also talk about how he worked with Robert De Niro on the movie Heat (1995) and pitching the script for Guest House and where this idea came from.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Australian filmmaker James Di Martino.
They talk about how he went from a marketing background into making shorts and now a feature film. James Di Martino is the writer/director of the Horror movie The Faceless Man (2019).
They talk about that movie, running a Kickstarter campaign and how he started his own production company.
We are proud to present The Table Read My Screenplay 2020 Genre Grand Prize winning short script, The Ride by Kimberly Truong.
The role of Catherine will be played by Amy Sullivan
Jess is read by Karisa Tate
With narration by Felicity Wren
Today’s guest is Australian filmmaker Mark Toia who created the indie sci-fi action film Monsters of Man. He self-distributed his film as an experiment to see if he could do it and also to prove to filmmakers that you can get a great ROI on your own.
Today on the show we have studio veteran, story consultant, and best-selling author of The Script Selling Game- 2nd edition: A Hollywood Insider’s Look at Getting Your Script Sold and Produced Kathie Fong Yoneda.
Topics include Blood Quantum (2019) a new Horror Movie Jeff Barnaby wrote and and directed. They also talk about pitching film projects at the Cannes Film Market.
Blood Quantum is a high concept zombie movie with a cast that includes Devery Jacobs (American Gods) and Michael Greyeyes (True Detective).
We have a spirited conversation about the future and how the mindset of filmmakers needs to change to make it in the future. Emily Best is the founder and CEO of the crowdfunding platform Seed&Spark, which she started with a group of independent creators
We have writer and showrunner Michael Jamin. Michael has been writing for television since 1996. His many credits include Just Shoot Me, King of the Hill, Beavis & Butthead, Wilfred, Out of Practice, Rules of Engagement, Lopez and Tacoma FD.
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Filmmaker Christian Sesma.
They talk about his latest Crime/Thriller Paydirt (2020) which stars actors Val Kilmer, Murielle Telio and Luke Goss.
Christian Sesma is the Writer/Director of other movies including The Night Crew (2015). Topics in this episode of the podcast include how Sesma was able to find producers for his movies.
Today on the show we have a director who shot a time travel feature film in two days, his name is Grant Pichla and his film is called Making Time. Making Time’s 110 pages were shot in just two crazy, fast-paced days, separated by seven months.
Lisa Cron is story coach and the best-selling author of Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence and Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel.
We have filmmaker and founder of the legendary Film Riot Ryan Connelly. Ryan launched Film Riot on Youtube back in 2006 and has been helping indie filmmakers create killer VFX for their films ever since.
I got Jeff Deverett to come on the show and spill the beans on:
-How a bad distribution deal is structured
-Why the entire film distribution business is designed to screw the filmmaker
-How a distributor negotiates a deal from his point of view.
Powerful stories can create change, Jon Fitzgerald founded Cause Cinema, connecting social impact films to related causes. The company acts as a filter to the best of social impact cinema, giving audiences the tools to take action.
I always wondered how someone would get into the video game writing business. Today’s guest is screenwriter/game development guru Robert Denton Bryant and he answers that question and so much more.
SYS Episode 345
This week Ashley Scott Meyers talks with Writer/Director Kyle Couch. He is the filmmaker of the Drama/Thriller The Tent (2020). They talk about that movie, his writing process and how he was able to get The Tent set up.
Kyle Couch also talks about making movies in Detroit.
What if you were given permission to shoot most of your film in one of the busiest and iconic streets in the world, Times Square. Well, today’s guest did just that.
I decided to finally tackle the dreaded query letter. I bring back to the show screenwriter, author, and IFH Academy instructor Geoffery Calhoun. We go over the Query Letter Checklist in the episode.
We have on the show film finance expert, Franco Sama. His first episode is one of the most downloaded episodes in the history of the show. Franco and I joke that his last episode turned him into a celebrity at film markets and festivals around the world.