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Filmmaker Nathan Blackwell on Hot Fuzz • Movies We Like • Season 5 • Episode 11

Filmmaker Nathan Blackwell on Hot Fuzz

Talking About Hot Fuzz with our guest, filmmaker Nathan Blackwell

In this episode of Movies We Like, filmmaker Nathan Blackwell (and co-host of TruStory FM’s own The Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast) joins Andy Nelson and Pete Wright to discuss Edgar Wright’s comedic action film, Hot Fuzz. Nathan shares his love for the movie and how it has influenced his own filmmaking journey. The conversation delves into Nathan’s path to becoming a filmmaker, from his early days making short films inspired by 80s classics to the challenges and triumphs of creating his first feature films.

Nathan discusses the making of his latest film, The Last Movie Ever Made, and how it represents a culmination of his experiences and growth as a filmmaker. He shares insights into the creative process, the importance of finding one’s voice, and the challenges of getting an independent film seen in today’s competitive landscape.

The discussion also touches on the heart of The Last Movie Ever Made, which lies in its exploration of the power of movies to bring people together and create a sense of community. Nathan reflects on how this theme resonates with his own love for films like Ed Wood and Bowfinger, which celebrate the passion and camaraderie of filmmaking.

Hot Fuzz serves as a perfect backdrop for this engaging conversation about the joys and challenges of independent filmmaking. Edgar Wright’s clever blend of action, comedy, and genre love is a fitting parallel to Nathan’s own journey as a filmmaker who has navigated the ups and downs of the industry to create something unique and personal. Join Andy, Pete, and Nathan as they celebrate the magic of movies and the resilience of the creative spirit in this inspiring episode of Movies We Like.

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