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The A24 Project
40 minutes | 11 hours ago
90 - Austin 'Slice' Vesely Interview
Lee is joined by Slice's writer/director Austin Vesely who takes us behind the scenes of shooting his first feature film. Austin discusses creating music videos and short videos, the journey of developing 'Slice' over five years, his experiences on set with a fantastic cast, developing the film in post-production, and much more. 'Slice' is set in a spooky small town, where a slew of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree.
54 minutes | 7 days ago
89 - Ramy Season 1
Lee and Dallas continue their journey through A24's television output by discussing the critically acclaimed and award winning Ramy season 1 with critic and podcaster Awais Irfan. Ramy follows a first-generation American Muslim-Arab who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighbourhood. It explores the challenges of what it is like being caught between an Egyptian community that thinks life is a moral test, and a generation that thinks life has no consequences.
50 minutes | 14 days ago
88 - Teddy Blanks Interview (Lady Bird, The Lighthouse, Midsommar)
Lee is joined by Teddy Blanks, a title designer whose portfolio of work includes Lady Bird, Hereditary, Midsummer, The Farewell, The Lighthouse, The Green Knight and Zola.Teddy takes us behind the scenes in developing title designs for these A24 films and the collaboration involved with directors like Greta Gerwig, Ari Aster and Robert Eggers.
41 minutes | 21 days ago
87 - Gergely 'Midsommar' Orbán Interview
Lee is joined by Midsommar's Gergely Orbán to discuss his role as a on-set production assistant in Ari Aster's film sophomore feature for A24.Gergely takes us behind the scenes on working with the large cast of Midsommar, what an inspirational director Ari Aster was, his experiences of working on the Midsommar village set, and much more.
33 minutes | a month ago
86 - Comrade Detective
Dallas and Lee begin their journey into A24's television output starting with 2017's Amazon Prime show, Comrade Detective. Comrade Detective is designed to resemble a non-existent gritty 1980's Cold War Romanian police show that promoted Communist ideals. The show finds Detectives Gregor Anghel and Iosif Baciu (dubbed by Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) investigating the murder of fellow officer Nikita Ionescu and, in the process, unraveling a subversive plot to destroy their country that is fueled by what-else-but the greatest enemy: Capitalism.
35 minutes | a month ago
85 - Adam 'Saint Maud' Janota Bzowski Interview
Lee is joined by Saint Maud's film composer Adam Janota Bzowski.Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.Adam shares with us his journey to scoring his first feature film, working with writer/director Rose Glass to develop the acclaimed score for Saint Maud, the techniques and equipment used, the inspirations behind the soundtrack, and much more.
57 minutes | a month ago
84 - Lily 'Saint Maud' Knight Interview
Lee is joined by British actor Lily Knight to discuss her role as Joy in Saint Maud, written and directed by debut filmmaker Rose Glass.Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling. Lily plays Joy, a health care worker who shares a past with Maud and who reaches out to her. Lily takes us through the audition process in which she also went for the role of Maud, what went into making this film such a success, developing the role of Joy and her experiences on the set, and much more.
58 minutes | 2 months ago
83 - A24's Marketing with Anton Volkov
Lee is joined by film marketing specalist Anton Volkov to discuss how A24's branding and marketing has evolved since 2013.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
82 - On The Rocks
For the first time since 'First Cow' was released in American cinemas on March 6th there is a new A24 film being rolled out into big screens, Sofia Coppola's On The Rocks starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. Ahead of the film being dropped onto Apple TV + on October 23rd, Dallas and Lee return to discuss the new film from one of cinemas most exciting auteur filmmakers.Plus we have a segment from our previous interview with The Bling Ring's Katie Chang who shares with us what it's like working with Sofia Coppola.
42 minutes | 2 months ago
81 - Steven 'Boys State' Garza Interview
'Boys State' is a documentary film that follows a thousand teenage boys attending Boys state in Texas, coming together to build a representative government from the ground up, from all different political backgrounds, navigating challenges of organising political parties, consensus, and campaigning for the highest office at Boys State, governor. One of those governor candidates is Steven Garza who joins us for our latest A24 Project interview. Steven shares how he became involved with the documentary, what didn't make the cut, the daily process of attending Boys State and filming, his hopes for the future during a contentious election year in America, and much more.
70 minutes | 3 months ago
80 - Timm 'The Green Knight' Woods Interview
Dallas King is joined by professional game master Timm Woods who helped A24 in creating 'The Green Knight' tabletop fantasy roleplaying game.
122 minutes | 3 months ago
79 - First Cow & Boys State
Dallas and Lee come to the end of the A24 filmography for now with First Cow and Boys State. Joining us this week is writer and critic Laura Venning to discuss First Cow and we welcome the directors of Boys State, Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine and "government nerd" Phillip Gilfus. 'First Cow' follows a taciturn loner and skilled cook who has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.'Boys State' is a documentary film that follows a thousand teenage boys attending Boys state in Texas, coming together to build a representative government from the ground up, from all different political backgrounds, navigating challenges of organising political parties, consensus, and campaigning for the highest office at Boys State, governor.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
78 - Logan 'The Lighthouse' Hawkes Interview
Lee is joined by Logan Hawkes who plays Ephraim Winslow, a character with a mysterious connection to Robert Pattinson's character Thomas Howard in Robert Eggers sophomore feature for A24, The Lighthouse.Logan shares with us the surprising story of how his barbershop the Lucky Cat in Nova Scotia played a key role in his casting in The Lighthouse, his experience on the set, working with Robert Pattinson, Robert Eggers, Willem Dafoe and former guest on the show Valeriia Karman, and much more!
93 minutes | 3 months ago
77 - In Fabric & Uncut Gems
Dallas and Lee turn their attention to A24's last films of 2019, In Fabric and Uncut Gems. In Fabric is written and directed by Peter Strickland and is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store, following the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences.Uncut Gems stars Adam Sandler as a charismatic New York City jeweller always on the lookout for the next big score who makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. We've got interviews with Uncut Gems stars Wayne Diamond and Jake Ryan and we welcome back Brianna Zigler to discuss the Safdie Brother masterpiece.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
76 - 'Boys State' Interviews with Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss
2020 has been a frustrating year for A24 films fans with delays for Saint Maud and The Green Knight being released into cinemas. However, this week sees 'Boys State', the latest film from the A24 and Apple TV partnership arrive on Apple TV around the world.'Boys State' is a documentary film that follows a thousand teenage boys attending Boys state in Texas, coming together to build a representative government from the ground up, from all different political backgrounds, navigating challenges of organizing political parties, consensus, and campaigning for the highest office at Boys State, governor.To mark it’s release, Lee is joined by the films directors Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine to discuss the making of this documentary that was sold to Apple TV and A24 for $12 million and has provoked exciting debates and reaction about the future of America and democracy.
110 minutes | 4 months ago
75 - The Kill Team & Waves
Lee and Dallas review The Kill Team and joining us is critic Kelechi Ehenulo to discuss Trey Edward Shults and A24's third feature together, Waves. 'The Kill Team' is based on a true story, when Andrew Briggman—a young soldier in the US invasion of Afghanistan—witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic Sergeant, he considers reporting them to higher-ups. However, the heavily-armed and increasingly-violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he’ll be the next target.'Waves' traces the journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.We have bonus interviews with the writer/director Trey Edward Shults and the cast Sterling K. Brown, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry and Taylor Russell.
18 minutes | 4 months ago
74 - Imani 'Eighth Grade' Lewis Interview
Lee is joined by actress Imani Lewis to discuss her performance as Aniyah in Bo Burnham's Eighth Grade.Imani takes us behind the scenes on her casting and the making of Eighth Grade, her career so far and shares with us some exciting upcoming projects.
113 minutes | 4 months ago
73 - The Lighthouse & The Elephant Queen
Lee and Dallas turn their attention to the second A24 feature from Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse and the first Apple/A24 movie, The Elephant Queen.The Lighthouse stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as two lighthouse keepers trying to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. We're joined for interviews by Robert Eggers, Valeriia Karman who plays the mysterious mermaid, Logan Hawkes as Ephraim Winslow, and we welcome critic and podcaster, Emily Murray to share her perspective. In The Elephant Queen, we follow Athena, a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their waterhole. This journey, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, takes us across the African savannah, and into the heart of an elephant family.
49 minutes | 5 months ago
72 - Delano 'First Reformed' Montgomery Interview
Lee is joined by musician and actor Delano Montgomery who plays Jake, an arrogant Christian who comes into conflict with Ethan Hawke's Reverend Toller at an Abundant Life youth event in Paul Schrader's First Reformed.
72 minutes | 5 months ago
71 - The Death of Dick Long & Low Tide
Dallas and Lee continue their journey through A24's 2019 filmography with reviews of The Death of Dick Long and Low Tide.Directed by Daniel Scheinert, The Death of Dick Long takes place after the Dick's passing and Zeke and Earl don’t want anybody finding out how. That’s too bad though, cause news travels fast in small-town Alabama. We've got bonus interviews with the films stars Michael Abbott Jr, Virginia Newcomb, and Andre Hyland.Low Tide follows Alan, Red, and Smitty who spend high summer on the Jersey Shore roving the boardwalk and getting into trouble. But the discovery of good old fashioned treasure sets the friends on an escalating course of suspicion and violence in this atmospheric thriller. We've also got a bonus interview with the films writer/director, Kevin McMullin.
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