This week we are joined by director Sam Boyd who’s joins us to discuss making Working Title’s ‘Genie’ starring Melissa McCarthy and Paapa Essiedu.
Sam sits down with Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir to talk going from short film to indie feature then from writing and directing his hit TV series ‘Love Life’ to Working Title feature film with ‘Genie’.
Sam also discusses pitching to the films writer and Love Actually creator Richard Curtis.
Why keeping working as a director and making films fuels confidence.
Why this business is luck and hard work and maintaining relationships.
Casting & financing – and the chicken and the egg situation.
And why he nearly gave up before he made his TV series and why he tried ‘one more time’.
Genie is OUT NOW on Sky Cinema.
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