Directing two-time Oscar-winning Anthony Hopkins & other stars in an Indie Film with Nick Stagliano !

This weeks episode is with producer, writer and director Nick Stagliano, whose latest feature The Virtuoso is out now! It’s starring Anson Mount, Abbie Cornish aaaand the legendary, two-time Oscar-winning Anthony Hopkins!

He talks to Giles Alderson and his co-host Dom Lenoir about how he got Anthony Hopkins for his indie film and how you can reach out to stars like him as well.

Nick talks about his journey to get The Virtuoso made, how he works with actors, and how his budget changed with Anthony Hopkins on board.

He also talks Francis Ford Coppola, mood, story and tone and screenwriting as well how raising private equity for feature films PLUS loads more.

Watch The Virtuoso now | Trailer



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