A Podcast with Roger Nygard, the Director of Trekkies, Suckers, and his new documentary The Nature of Existence
Here’s a podcast with Roger Nygard, the director of Trekkies, Trekkies 2, High Strung (w/Steve Odekerk and Jim Carrey), Back to Back: American Yakuza 2, Suckers, and his new documentary The Nature of Existence. This hour long podcast covers such topics as how to sell your movie in Japan by adding a vs. to the title, how fans of the new Star Trek remake would change the inevitable Trekkies 3, why his fiction films are so damning of humanity and yet his documentaries are so non-judgmental, how to trust your judgment about how foolish you may or may not make your subjects look, and why it sometimes takes the Russian mob to get a Jim Carrey comedy financed.
As per the usual, seeing the films would help your understanding of the podcast, but it’s not a necessity, and you’ll still learn plenty about the low-budget world. Plus there’s a really good story about Elie Samaha.
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