EXCLUSIVE: I am mom Filmmaker Grant Sputore Launches Podcast which will seek to revive what is becoming a lost cinematic art in the streaming age: the director’s commentary DVD track.
Starring VFX co-host and supervisor David McDonnell, Sputore will sit down with the filmmakers behind some of streaming’s biggest hits to capture the in-depth behind-the-scenes glimpses one can only get from a long comment.
The podcast is designed to be played in sync with this week’s featured movie, but can also be listened to as an audio-only experience.
The first season features top filmmakers including Sam Hargrave (director of Netflix Extraction), Mike Flanagan (Doctor Sleep, Gerald’s game), Gareth Evans (The raid, apostle), Alex Aja (Crawl), Michael Fimognari (To all the boys: PS I still love you) and Minhal Baig (Hala).
The first three episodes – featuring 1922, Extraction and Gerald’s game – are live now, with the following episodes airing every Thursday.
“Being a DVD kid, audio commentary has been a big part of my formative years as a filmmaker. In the golden age of streaming, the director’s commentary is almost entirely gone, so I’m very happy to play a small part to help bring it back. Sputore said. “I’m also personally interested in the stories these filmmakers have to tell about how they made their amazing films.”
The commentary cast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify, and Stitcher.