Today on the show, hosts Giles Alderson & Dom Lenoir welcome a familiar face: friend & host of the podcast Phil Hawkins! But today, he’s not interviewing anyone else, no – he’s our guest because his first studio movie, Prancer: A Christmas Tale (2022), starring the Oscar-nominated James Cromwell, has just been released. We’re over the moon. This is a dream come true for Phil and that’s why we had a lot to talk about.
Phil chats about
· pitching to Universal
· putting your stamp as a director on
· making a family film with serious topics
· working with animals on set
· using CGI
· directing the actors
· mastering “oners”
… and on Patreon, he discusses
· the editing process
· showing the first cut to the studio
Phil’s heartwarming film is out now! Do go watch it, write some lovely reviews, and give it a nice rating. It would mean the world to him and us. Thank you! But for now, sit back, relax and listen to our amazing chat with Phil Hawkins.
PRANCER: A CHRISTMAS TALE is out now!
Ten-year-old Gloria and her recently widowed grandfather Bud befriend a mysterious reindeer when the family gather for Christmas. Bud comes to believe that Prancer may actually be magical, but Gloria fears his theory will send him straight to a retirement home.