Dec 19, 2022
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Parker Finn (SMILE) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his career journey so far. From struggling to make ends meet after college and making short films… to the two shorts that he felt showed what he can actually do (THE HIDEBEHIND and LAURA HASN’T SLEPT)… to the attention that LAURA HASN’T SLEPT received by being selected for the doomed 2020 South By Southwest Film Festival (it was cancelled due to COVID) and being watched by curious industry executives through a private link with a leaked password… to the development of SMILE and all of the things that almost went wrong through the production process… to SMILE not even looking like it would be released in theaters… to SMILE’s jaw dropping 200+ million box office take worldwide in 2022… Parker’s story is not the overnight success you may think it was! This episode is the perfect dose of inspiration complete with an amazing happy ending!