Podcast

Independent Filmmaker's Guide

Episode #38

July 13, 2021

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Your Story Must Be Relevant: a Conversation with The God Committee


In the independent film world, “why does your story need to be told?” is one of the most important questions to answer early on. And the film THE GOD COMMITTEE is a great example of how you answer this can have a huge impact on your film’s potential success and impact.

Today, hosts Steven Pierce and James Allerdyce sit-down with writer/directer Austin Stark to discuss his powerful answer to that question. And as always, we dive deep into the entire process, including how to work with high profile actors such as Kelsey Grammer, Julia Stiles, Colman Domingo, and Janeane Garofalo, how were decisions made about distribution given today’s landscape, shooting on location in a working hospital, and of course how they technically achieved the specific look and feel of their film.

An organ transplant committee has one hour to decide which of three patients deserves a life-saving heart. Seven years later, the committee members struggle with the consequences of that fateful decision. 

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IFG is created by Framework Productions. This episode was hosted and directed by Steven Pierce and James Allerdyce, and produced and edited by Matt Mundy & Audrey Rae McHale. The music is by Glass Boy. Find his music on freemusicarchive.org.

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IFG is created by Framework Productions. This episode was hosted and directed by Steven Pierce and James Allerdyce, and produced and edited by Matt Mundy & Audrey Rae McHale. The music is by Glass Boy. Find his music on freemusicarchive.org.