Skip to content

Episode 20 – Sustainable Ideas with Andrew Schrader

Filmmaking is a long, laborious process, so how do you pick an idea or a premise you want to dedicate time to? We talk to Andrew Schrader, the writer/director of two feature films [“The Age of Reason” and “Fever Night”] about finding a sustainable idea. We also get his thoughts on how to get our feature films off the ground.

Listen now or visit iTunes to download it to your device

__________

Show Notes / Links

Filmmaking is a long, laborious process, so how do you pick an idea or a premise you want to dedicate time to?

Andrew Schrader

Andrew’s IMDB Page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3589579/

Alrik talks about meeting Andrew

Andrew gives us some background on his experience

We discuss filmmaker myths and realities

What’s next for Andrew?

How do you keep people interested in you as a filmmaker?

Timothy asks for some advice on Haunted Toy House. What are the next steps?

Andrew’s advice on making it happen

Blue Ruin – Filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier mortgaged his house to finance his film

Filmmaking is a long, laborious process, so how do you pick an idea or a premise you want to dedicate time to?

The Collected Stories of John Collier – A Source of Inspiration for Andrew

We talk about “big ideas” and how to make a premise that works

The Anatomy of Story by John Truby

How do you know if an idea is a good one?

What do you do if you start to lose interest?

We talk about premises that don’t work

“The reason I don’t make more movies is that I want to live life in between. I give it all to the movies, and it’s like I’m climbing Mount Everest every time. When I get off the mountain then I want to be able to enjoy some time in the chalet at the bottom.”

– Quentin Tarantino

How do you pump yourself up for another film?

We talk about feeling like a failure and then coming back from it

We ask Andrew if the delusion of success fades after doing several films that don’t break into the mainstream

Andrew gives us his perspective on what success is to him and how he’s let go of the results

You can contact Andrew by emailing him: andrewjacobschrader@gmail.com or finding him on Facebook

Thanks for listening

What Do You Think?

We want to hear from you

Do you disagree?

Do you have an experience to share?

Send us an email or leave a comment here

 

Published inFilmmakingFinancingStoryStory Structure