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The Movie Crypt

Mar 28, 2022

PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Joe Swanberg (DRINKING BUDDIES, YOU’RE NEXT, Netflix’s LOVE) is one of the most prolific artists working today. Writer, director, producer, actor, editor, cinematographer… he literally does it all! Swanberg sits down with Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career journey from aspiring basketball player to filmmaker… the films and filmmakers of the mid-80’s to mid-90’s that inspired him while working at Hollywood Video… how he prioritizes projects that “can be made tomorrow” rather than investing years developing giant productions that may never ever get made at all… how working with Adam Wingard helped teach him how to make really good movies really fast… and how he turned a combination of fear and major life changes like becoming a father, getting divorced, and being broke into the very fuel that kept him churning out project after project in his 20’s and 30’s. Swanberg also discusses acting in Mickey Keating’s latest film OFFSEASON which opened in theaters on March 11th and is currently available on VOD and digital!

Dr. Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a filmmaker unsure of just how much time, energy, and money to spend promoting and traveling with a short film on the festival circuit and Swanberg reveals where you can now finally stream his earlier previously impossible to find films in this total geek-out between three fellow filmmakers / cinematic nerds.