Ep 33 - Matt Huntley Director and writer of the acclaimed short movie “Lobster”

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First I would like to thank Matt, for his wonderful short movie that is Lobster. I really enjoy his work on my way to Birmingham as I got into the wrong train and discover the onboard entertainment platform. One option was full of shorts movies, and I devoured them all, well most of them during the 1hour and a half journey. I love the narrative, the cinematography, the grading, and paste. Really great work and I hope to see more of his creativity soon. Matt studied graphic design and photography, worked as Assistant Director on This is England, you have worked on commercial projects for Barclays, Vodafone, Budweiser, Fiat and Samsung and many more. Matt also directed ‘Trimming the Fat’ starring Matthew Horne (Gavin & Stacey) for BBC Films, wrote and directed ‘Straw Donkey’ starring Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners). This episode with Matt Huntley was inspiring to me, and if you into filming or thinking of directing your very own short movie one day, then this episode may bring you some lights or advice. I really enjoyed the conversation, Matt is a lovely bloke and a very nice person with such a calm and soothing voice, I hope to buy him a pint soon and chat further. I hope you will enjoy it too. I ask Matt. How many awards and reviews did Lobster get in the end? I count about 15. When did you decide, or when you knew you wanted to be a director? Was this your first choice for your life? How did it take you till you could live from what you love doing? Did you have a part-time job at the start? The idea for the movie is down to your personal crushes you had when I kid on summer camp holiday, where was that, in the UK? So when did you decide to do lobster? What the script wrote itself from memories, how many drafts did you do till the final draft was ready for filming? Matt Lobster is running just over 5 minutes, how much filming does this actually represent in days or weeks? Was it fun? stress-free or a nightmare to put together? What is your favorite work? Any new future you’re excited about right now? What would say to inspire young directors out there in terms of advice of getting their career off the ground? Do you have any morning routine? What do you do to relax? Do you meditate? Any books you recommend? Any movies, documentary, or series you recommend? Matt Huntley website: matthuntleyfilm.com Lobster short film: https://lbbonline.com/news/director-matt-huntley-releases-dark-comic-short-film-lobsters/ Lobster on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7958016/ Matt recommendations: Books Anything from author David Sedaris, Heretics https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heretics-Adventures-Enemies-Science/dp/0330535862 Films: The Coen Brothers: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls053030423/ Shot Caller by Ric Roman Waugh: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4633690/ Series: You better call Saul: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3032476/ The Boys: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1190634/ Patriot: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4687882/ Thank you for reading or listing Didier SOULIER Listen on Itunes Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dider-podcast/id1141054508 Listen on Google Play: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cDovL2RpZGllcnNvdWxpZXJzdWNjZXNzZnVsc3Rvcmllcy5wb2RvbWF0aWMuY29tL3JzczIueG1s The Dider Show FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/didershow/ Listen on Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/didershow/dider-show?refid=stpr Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DidierjcSoulier Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/didiersoulier/ Support this Podcast and my music. Become my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/didiersoulier Support this podcast with Paypal: https://paypal.me/didierSoulier Volunteers environmental group I founded in France: https://www.facebook.com/TrashBustersFRANCE/ Subscribe on my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEIlAdjKh-QT1OooRrA8sg? Subscribe on Radio Channel: https://player.fm/series/the-dider-show Listen to my own music: https://soundcloud.com/didier-soulier-497294456

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