3. What Makes a "Successful" Indie Movie? // The Rollers Diaries Vol. 3
Published July 23, 2018
60 min
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    Episode 3 | Show Notes

    0:00 - 9:00 | Jon and Zay cover Broadway and Jon’s NYC exploits.

    9:00 - 33:26 | Zay and Jon cover Zay’s responds to the theoretical haters. What if you’re you’re good enough to make it? What does success look like? What are Zay’s weaknesses as a director? Is there a difference between films and movies? Is it more important to make a critically or financially successful movie? Do you have to choose? How do you cover important issues in movies in a way that has staying power?

    33:30 - The Mail Bag (and a little salute to Teddy Bronson)

    35:00 - Where do ideas and inspiration come from?

    37:05 - 42:10 - Zay recounts his wonderful experience at David Chang’s Restaurant, [Majordomo](https://www.majordomo.la/)

    42:10 - 46:15 - Jon and Zay’s Adventures with the homeless (and not-homeless)

    46:15 - 57:00 - Project update on Rollers / Zay’s almost got a casting director and he’s talking to producers (and more adventures with the homeless)

    59:20 - Zay (who just started playing guitar) plays a horrible cover of “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” This is how the song is supposed to sound.

    Links Etc.

    Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel on Broadway | Website

    The Play That Goes Wrong | Website

    Hunter Gatherer | Director: Josh Locy

    Annihilation | Trailer

    Monster Trucks | Trailer

    "Friday" Music Video | Side note: the video has 123,120,758 views as of today’s date

    A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole | Buy it on Amazon!

    “HBO Must Get Bigger and Broader, Says Its New Overseer” | Read it on the New York Times

    Barry on HBO | Watch the Trailer

    Operation Midnight Climax | This is some crazy shit

    Won’t You Be My Neighbor | Watch the Trailer


    The David Chang Experience

    • Majordomo, Los Angeles | Website
    • Momofuku, New York | Website
    • The Dave Chang Show Podcast | Website (although don’t listen to it because you should listen to I guess we’ll Do It That Way)
    • Momofuku Cook Book | Buy it on Amazon

    The Balthazar Cookbook | Buy it on Amazon

    An excellent international organization that helps people with mental illness | Website

    Harmony Korine | IMDB | Correction: The film is called Fight Harm | Wikipedia

    Santa Sangre | IMDB

    The Great Comet | Produced by Tara Sickmeier and others

    Bruce Springsteen has been married for 27 years | "Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa's Love Story Proves They Were Always Meant to be Together"

    Credits and Personal Links:

    A Mama Bear Studios Production // Mama Bear Studios’ Website

    Produced and Edited by: Isaiah Smallman

    Executive Producer: Jon Schimpf

    Opening music: "The Get Down," Produced by Summer Dregs

    Outro music: Composed and Recorded by Tom Paulus and Max Belz

    Cover Art by: Nate Giordano

    Show Website | ThatWay.fm

    Show Twitter | @ThatWayPod

    Jon Twitter

    Isaiah Instagram

    Isaiah IMDB

    Isaiah’s Twitter (which he never uses)

    Isaiah LinkedIn

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