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Ep 124: Filmmaking During A Pandemic

Episode Summary

Steven Presley is joined by Joe M. O'Connell, the American novelist, documentary filmmaker, short story writer, photographer, and journalist based in Austin, Texas. His latest documentary Rondo and Bob, was set to premiere on April 17th, 2020, at MegaCon in Orlando as part of the affiliated Saints and Sinners Film Festival. Of course, like all events around the world, it was postponed due to the pandemic.

Episode Notes

Steven Presley is joined by Joe M. O'Connell, the American novelist, documentary filmmaker, short story writer, photographer, and journalist based in Austin, Texas. His latest documentary Rondo and Bob was set to premiere on Aprl 17th, 2020, at MegaCon in Orlando as part of the affiliated Saints and Sinners Film Festival. Of course, like all events around the world, it was postponed due to the pandemic. Now Joe, like many filmmakers across the country, sits in quarantine waiting to find out when they can finally show their movies to the world, albeit a very different version of the world than they initially thought they would screen a film in front of.


 

Joe tells us how he is using his time in his bunker and what other creators could do to make the most of this unprecedented time... Yes, we are also getting tired of hearing the use of "unprecedented time" but will still take the low hanging fruit!


 

Also, is Indiana Jones 5 doomed? Pun intended?


 

And more on a potential AMC bailout.


 

Finally, Kirk-o-Matic works a zoom chat like no other.