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'Andor' and 'The Crown' director Ben Caron talks pitching, being on set and making his debut feature film 'Sharper'

Ep. 324

Returning hero Ben Caron joins Giles Alderson and Christian James to chat about his new film Sharper.

Ben is the director of 11 episodes of The Crown winning an Emmy along the way

he resently directed the last two episodes of Andor

And his feature film Sharper stars Julianne Moore and Sebastian Stan.

They chat about:

Working with actors

Name dropping

Pitching your projects to get the job

Being in the star wars world on set of Andor

What i meant to make Sharper

Julianne Moore in the mist

& Mindfulness

"Sharper”, a new, stylish thriller hailing from Apple Original Films and A24, starring Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith, newcomer Briana Middleton and John Lithgow. The film is directed by British director, Benjamin Caron, and will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on February 17, 2023. You can watch the trailer here.

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