The consensus at the moment seems to be that working in television is godsend for filmmakers, particularly those who can’t get much traction in Hollywood. But what goes undiscussed is that the move to the small screen can be a waystation for those who still have a thirst to tell their own stories on the big screen. And it’s that interesting perspective that filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden bring in their talk on “The Moment” podcast.
In conversation with Brian Koppelman (the pair have worked on his show “Billions“), Fleck and Boden are candid about their disappointment that their latest film “Mississippi Grind,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn, wasn’t better received (you can hear how it still stings a bit in their talk). The duo also talk about jumping into television (they’ve directed episodes of “The Affair” and “Looking“), and while the experiences can be really great (as they indicate it was on “Billions”), they also note that sometimes directors can step onto sets where vibe is clearly off.
Take a listen to the discussion below. While Fleck and Boden reveal they don’t have any scripts ready at the moment, here’s hoping we’re not waiting too long for their next film.