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The Movie Crypt

Aug 28, 2023

PUBLIC VERSION. Documentary filmmaker Sam Lipman-Stern (TELEMARKETERS, Vice, Rolling Stone) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his unique career journey and the making of his new doc-series TELEMARKETERS (currently streaming on MAX). From dropping out of High School in 9th grade and going to work full time as a telemarketer when he was just 14 years old… to being gifted a SONY handi-cam that would ultimately set him on his career path… to beginning to develop his storytelling voice during the pre-Youtube era of posting short videos on-line (remember eBaum’s World??)… to interning at Vice and becoming part of their video team as the magazine began evolving into a journalistic powerhouse… to his work as a video producer for Rolling Stone Magazine… to producing, directing, and shooting documentaries and interviews for PBS, MTV, Esquire, Adidas, Apple, The NBA, The New York Times, and more… to teaming up with the Safdie Brothers (UNCUT GEMS) and Rough House Pictures (Danny McBride, Jody Hill, and David Gordon Green’s company) and turning the countless hours of footage from his telemarketing job into the incredibly compelling docu-series TELEMARKETERS… Sam’s journey is one of the most unique and fascinating stories you’ll hear this year!

The guys also geek out over early digital video cameras, Sam tells some of his favorite stories from his time as a telemarketer, Adam discovers his balls at age 25, and Joe shares more details about his upcoming screening of MAYHEM (2017) at the Landmark Nuart Theater in Los Angeles on September 1st!