This week on “Radio Film School” is perhaps the most personal story I’ve ever publicly shared. And we see why that it is key to your journey as a filmmaker.
Every self-respecting comic book nerd knows that the most iconic superheroes have origin stories tied to parents, and in many cases, fathers or father figures. Superman. Batman. Spider-Man. Thor. These are just a few whose origins as heroes are intimately tied to their parents and father figures.
In this week’s episode of “Radio Film School: Cinemaverick” we look at the role my father played in my own origin story as a filmmaker. We also meet my long-time friend and frequent podcast partner in crime, JD Cochran. And finally, we return where we left off last episode with Patrick Moreau of Stillmotion commenting about the death of his mother and the profound impact that had on him as an artist. In doing so, I delve into my own perilous territory as it relates to that subject.
As usual, we have a special post-credits bonus for you. Mashall Davis Jones (the author of “Spelling Father”) returns to explain why the version of his spoken word poem changed from the time he recorded the Upworthy video with Stillmotion to his TedX version a year later.
Music in this episode was curated from FreeMusicArchive.org.
- Little Wooden Church by The Trumpeters. Public Domain.
- A Man with the Golden Soul by Cullah. CC BY-SA.
- Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar. CC BY-SA.
- A Lil Somethin’ Somethin’ by The Good Lawdz. CC BY-SA.
- Railroad’s Whiskey Co. by Jahzzar. CC BY-SA.
- Vladimir Estragon by Jahzzar. CC BY-SA.
- God’s Will by lo-fi is sci-fi. CC BY.
- The Sun is Schedule to Come Out Tomorrow by Chris Zabriskie.CC BY.
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And as promised, here’s that photo of JD.