How to Make an Amazon Prime hit film as your debut movie with Red, White and Royal Blue director and screenwriter Matthew López

Red, White and Royal Blue director and screenwriter Matthew López join us this week to chat making hit movie as your debut feature. Based on the best selling novel of the same name Matthew discusses why this film came to him and why he wanted to make it.

He sits with Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir in an apartment suite in the heart of London to discuss making the film

The discuss

Why he is not talking about writing on this episode (hint WGA writers strike)

Pitching to the studio.

How he chose his DP and cast and directing actors, famous and not.

Why coming from a theatre back ground helped and why actors coming to set off book is so time saving.

He also talks about why his master shots were important, locations and shot lists

How he shot UK for the USA, planning and prep,

How he coped with his mental health while shooting,

And why he loved editing the film!

Plus so much more.

Red, White and Royal Blue is OUT on Amazon PRIME now!


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Big thank you to:

Serena Gardner

Mark Hammett

Lee Hutchings

Marli J Monroe

Karen Newman

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