From pitching to studios via video to filming in confined spaces, the filmmakers behind found-footage favorites Searching (Aneesh Chaganty) and new browser-horror Host (Rob Savage, Jed Shepherd and Gemma Hurley) share their best tips for making movies in quarantine. Plus, Rob and Aneesh reveal their heavy-duty Letterboxd habits, Aneesh talks about casting his next film, Run, and his roommate Blake pops in to explain their elaborate method for how to choose what film to watch.
Films mentioned by Jed, Rob and Gemma
As Above, So Below
Night of the Comet
Your Name. (君の名は。)
Films mentioned by Aneesh
The Sixth Sense
The Mission Impossible franchise
“When Shyamalan was a major, major deal, making hit after hit”
Sense and Sensibility
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
(500) Days of Summer
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
On Letterboxd: Jed Shepherd; Aneesh Chaganty; Aneesh’s roommate Blake.
This episode was recorded in London, Los Angeles and Auckland, and edited by Morgan Avery. Podcast artwork by Ann Davenport. Theme music is ‘Hitchcock’ by The Phoenix Foundation. Our next episode is about documentaries, with writer-director and Bill & Ted star Alex Winter, and the directors of The Fight. Leave a voice message with your question for Winter.