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On today’s show, Giles Alderson and co-host Christian James welcome the fantastic director Mike Rohl. He’s known for films & TV shows like Shadowhunters (2017-2019), Smallville (2006-2011), Supernatural (2006-2012), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008) and the feature films The Princess Switch, of which The Princess Switch 3 (2021) is out now on Netflix.
Mike dives deep into this long filmmaking career that began in the 80s: He talks all about his beginnings, his first features films and what he learned from making them. He discusses pitching, why Hollywood loves showmanship and the difference between directing TV and feature films.
He also talks about the technical side of shooting & directing, his process, how to pick a good 1st AD, working with actors, and goes in-depth on how he made The Princess Switch. You think these Christmas movies are not for you? Well, you should reconsider, because Mike is a master of his craft.
Today’s conversation is a gem for all directors out there. This is for you. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode with Mike Rohl.
THE PRINCESS SWITCH 3 is out on NETFLIX!
When a priceless relic is stolen, Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy enlist the help of Margaret’s cousin Fiona teams with a man from her past to retrieve it, with romance and resulting in a very unexpected switch.
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