About this Show
From the team behind Austin-based genre film production company Paper Street Pictures, The PAPER STREET Podcast covers genre films, filmmaking, and the film industry, with a focus on positivity and inclusivity in the genre community. Hosted by Becky Sayers and Shawn Talley, the program also dives deep into all aspects of production. From the workshopping of ideas and scripts, to on-set production, to the post-production process, to distribution, they get into the movie-making weeds, occasionally with their fellow filmmaker friends as well as industry professionals.
About the Hosts
screenwriting || directing || editing
Raised in the rural Pacific Northwest on '80s action, campy slashers, and first-person shooters, Becky celebrates every Friday the 13th and cherishes her Jason Statham necklace. Armed with a clunky VHS camcorder, she fell in love with filmmaking at the age of thirteen. Countless short films and bottles of fake blood later, Becky’s gone on to write about the genre for sites like Dread Central and has written, produced, and directed two feature films.
producing || screenwriting
A lifelong cinephile, music junkie, comic book geek, sci-fi nerd, and pro wrestling apologist who knows all the words to seminal hip-hop hit "It Takes Two," Shawn is 3/4 of the way to an EGOT... in that he's personally held other actual winners' real Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar statues. Father of two, husband of one, master of none — he speaks in pop culture references and riddles, and aspires to be just rich and/or famous enough to never again need a LinkedIn account.