EPISODE 01: Ryan Watt speaks with filmmaker Robert Machoian about his new film GOD BLESS THE CHILD, co-directed with Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, premiering at the 2015 SXSW film festival.
Robert discusses his inspiration for the story and directing his five young children.
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Rodrigo not available, two car accidents
Inspiration for the story about a mother’s depression
Robert Bresson – Filmmaker
Challenge of working with children
Motivation of scene VS exact dialogue
Harper – Ella and The Astronaut
Choices for the Mother character
Scripting feels unscripted
Shoot, Watch, Reshoot
Dardenne Brothers “Rosetta” style inspiration
US in Progress – Rough Cut filmmaker feedback
Forty Years From Yesterday – first feature
Talking to kids about death
Superheros and media impact
Licensing Soulja Boy ‘Superman’
Wildlife refuge, Dave Nelson sound design
Kids traveling to SXSW premiere, first flight
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