On this installment of The PAPER STREET Podcast, Becky and Shawn are back with their first episode of 2021, talking movies they caught up on over the holidays, what they accomplished on their respective productions in the break, the pros and cons of film school, and the DIY spirit of independent filmmaking.
They're joined on this one by filmmaker Andrew Merrill — a writer, director, editor, and cinematographer — to talk about his career, from making shorts in and out of college (including WARM INSIDES and THE PARTY) to directing his first feature, the horror-thriller ROT, which is now available to stream on Amazon Prime.
The hosts also play a fun round of 'Rapid Fire 15' with the guest, talk Spielberg's camera technique and later filmography, and own the term "weekend warrior" (as more filmmakers, artists, and creatives are than not). Plus, Becky's Deep Cut Slasher of the Week, summer camp, The Muppets, Los Angeles, ice cream, and more!
SHOW NOTES & LINKS
— Interview segment begins at [00:08:25]
— Andrew on Twitter & Instagram
— Stream ROT on Amazon Prime
— Becky's horror short, UP ON THE ROOFTOP
— And its sequel, DOWN THROUGH THE CHIMNEY
— Check out the Paper Street Store
— SCARE PACKAGE Fright Rags shirts
— Paper Street Pictures' homepage
— Theme Music: Espectrostatic - "Dead End City"
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