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Spirited: Making a Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds & Octavia Spencer starring Musical with writer/director Sean Anders

Ep. 314

In our last episode before Christmas, hosts Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir welcome writer/director Sean Anders. He is the man behind films such as Sex Drive (2008), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), and Daddy’s Home 1 & 2 (2015/2017). Now he’s back with his Apple TV+ production Spirited (2022), a comedy Christmas musical, starring Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds and Octavia Spencer.

In our conversation, Sean chats about

·      his filmmaking journey

·      getting an agent

·      working with higher budgets

·      what makes a good line producer

·      Spirited: writing & shooting a musical

·      getting the cast together

·      working with Apple TV+

·      how comedy has changed over time

·      tips & tricks on how to become a better filmmaker

… and on Patreon, he talks about

·      shooting a Christmas film

·      his learning as a director

We had a hilarious conversation with Shawn – he shared lots of funny anecdotes and brilliant filmmaking wisdom. So, sit back, relax and listen to our amazing chat with Sean Anders.

 

SPIRITED is out now!

A musical version of Charles Dickens's story of a miserly misanthrope who is taken on a magical journey.

 

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