How to make Indie Movies with Hollywood Actors – SYNCHRONIC Directors, Producers, Writer and Cinematographer Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson

Giles Alderson and Robbie McKane sit down with directors Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson to chat about their feature film ‘Synchronic’, a mind-altering, sci-fi thriller, horror starring Hollywood stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall, Fifty Shades of Grey franchise) and Anthony Mackie (The Avengers franchise, Detroit) as two New Orleans paramedics who encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug.

On this episode we talk about co-directing and how they managed multiple jobs, including Aaron as a cinematographer, Justin who wrote the screenplay and producing together. We dive deep into their history and the films that they’ve made before. The first one being ‘Resolution’, their second, ‘Spring’ and their third one ‘The Endless’. We also dip into their fifth movie a little bit as well, which they made during lockdown.

At the moment, they are making ‘Moon Knight’ for Marvel. We also talk about why when it comes to making movies you should ‘just do it’. We talk about investment, how you can get it and how the boys managed to do so on subreddit. We also talk about relationships in film and having cool strategies for getting people on board. We chat about their writing process and how you should prep and shot-list a movie. So sit back, relax and enjoy this weeks podcast.

SYNCHRONIC, is a dazzling and disturbing mix of Limitless and Bringing Out The Dead, with a touch of Christopher Nolan-style brain-boggling thrown in.

Following an incredible festival run including, Toronto International Film Festival, the BFI London Film Festival and Frightfest Glasgow – Signature Entertainment will release Synchronic on home premiere January 29th 2021.



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