The A24 Project
The A24 Project
The Nerd Party
Lee Hutchison and Dallas King tackle every single movie released by A24, one of the most groundbreaking companies distributing some of the industry's most original films. We also bring you interviews with the people behind Eighth Grade, Hereditary, The Florida Project, Midsommar, The Farewell, The Lighthouse, Under The Skin, and much more.
90 - Austin 'Slice' Vesely Interview
Lee is joined by Slice's writer/director Austin Vesely who takes us behind the scenes of shooting his first feature film. Austin discusses creating music videos and short videos, the journey of developing 'Slice' over five years, his experiences on set with a fantastic cast, developing the film in post-production, and much more. 'Slice' is set in a spooky small town, where a slew of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree.
Nov 29
39 min
89 - Ramy Season One
Lee and Dallas continue their journey through A24's television output by discussing the critically acclaimed and award winning Ramy season 1 with critic and podcaster Awais Irfan. Ramy follows a first-generation American Muslim-Arab who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood. It explores the challenges of what it is like being caught between an Egyptian community that thinks life is a moral test, and a generation that thinks life has no consequences.
Nov 22
53 min
88 - Teddy Blanks Interview (Lady Bird, The Lighthouse, Midsommar)
Lee is joined by Teddy Blanks, a title designer whose portfolio of work includes Lady Bird, Hereditary, Midsummer, The Farewell, The Lighthouse, The Green Knight and Zola.Teddy takes us behind the scenes in developing title designs for these A24 films and the collaboration involved with directors like Greta Gerwig, Ari Aster and Robert Eggers.
Nov 15
50 min
87 - Gergely 'Midsommar' Orbán Interview
Lee is joined by Midsommar's Gergely Orbán to discuss his role as a on-set production assistant in Ari Aster's film sophomore feature for A24.Gergely takes us behind the scenes on working with the large cast of Midsommar, what an inspirational director Ari Aster was, his experiences of working on the Midsommar village set, and much more.
Nov 8
40 min
86 - Comrade Detective
Dallas and Lee begin their journey into A24's television output starting with 2017's Amazon Prime show, Comrade Detective. Comrade Detective is designed to resemble a non-existent gritty 1980's Cold War Romanian police show that promoted Communist ideals. The show finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Iosif Baciu (dubbed by Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionescu and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by what-else-but the greatest enemy: Capitalism.
Nov 1
32 min
85 - Adam 'Saint Maud' Janota Bzowski Interview
Lee is joined by Saint Maud's film composer Adam Janota Bzowski.Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.Adam shares with us his journey to scoring his first feature film, working with writer/director Rose Glass to develop the acclaimed score for Saint Maud, the techniques and equipment used, the inspirations behind the soundtrack, and much more.
Oct 25
35 min
84 - Lily 'Saint Maud' Knight Interview
Lee is joined by British actor Lily Knight to discuss her role as Joy in Saint Maud, written and directed by debut filmmaker Rose Glass.Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling. Lily plays Joy, a health care worker who shares a past with Maud and who reaches out to her. Lily takes us through the audition process in which she also went for the role of Maud, what went into making this film such a success, developing the role of Joy and her experiences on the set, and much more.
Oct 18
56 min
83 - A24's Marketing with Anton Volkov
Lee is joined by film marketing specalist Anton Volkov to discuss how A24's branding and marketing has evolved since 2013.
Oct 15
58 min
82 - On The Rocks
For the first time since 'First Cow' was released in American cinemas on March 6th there is a new A24 film being rolled out into big screens, Sofia Coppola's On The Rocks starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. Ahead of the film being dropped onto Apple TV + on October 23rd, Dallas and Lee return to discuss the new film from one of cinemas most exciting auteur filmmakers.Plus we have a segment from our previous interview with The Bling Ring's Katie Chang who shares with us what it's like working with Sofia Coppola.
Oct 4
48 min
81 - Steven 'Boys State' Garza Interview
'Boys State' is a documentary film that follows a thousand teenage boys attending Boys state in Texas, coming together to build a representative government from the ground up, from all different political backgrounds, navigating challenges of organising political parties, consensus, and campaigning for the highest office at Boys State, governor. One of those governor candidates is Steven Garza who joins us for our latest A24 Project interview. Steven shares how he became involved with the documentary, what didn't make the cut, the daily process of attending Boys State and filming, his hopes for the future during a contentious election year in America, and much more.
Sep 20
41 min
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