How ‘Stillwater’ captivates you and how ‘Let’s In’ found an IP loophole
Learn from Oscar-winning filmmaker Tom McCarthy and Let Us In writer / director Craig Moss.
Still water is the rare example of a fully engaging adult drama that says powerful things about today’s world and human experience. For real. How does someone do that? Tom McCarthy, Noe Debre and Thomas Bidegain discuss with us in the podcast. Later in the same episode, Craig Moss comes over to talk about old school viral videos (on VHS) and how he keeps changing his career. Let us in.
In this episode we talk about …
- Like the team for Still water decided what elements of the plot should be revealed to the audience and when to create an aura of mystery and maintain interest.
- The deep and topical issues that Still waterExplores the plot, and whether the subject or plot was paramount in developing the script.
- How the team developed characters for the script and how those conversations influenced the casting.
- How Craig Moss found a small intellectual property gap when it was founded Let us in by tapping into urban legends.
- Moss’ early influences and how he got into film.
- What it was like for Moss to make the leap from producing his own short films to directing a feature film.
- Moss’ experience creating various parody films.
- How Moss and his partner developed Let us in from the legend of the black-eyed children and other influences for the film, such as The goonies, ET, and Strange things.
- What it was like for Moss to work with his daughter as the lead actor in the film.
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