Today’s episode is the second half of a special 2-part interview with the creative force behind the film Bread and Butter (available on iTunes) and my guest is the writer / director of the film, Liz Manashil. Liz goes into details about how the film was conceptualized and what her goals were in filming this movie, but more importantly she shares with all of us a lesson in film making that has been said time and time again, and yet never loses it’s potency: Write what you know.
It is sometimes shocking to me that people, who try to write for a living, disconnect themselves from the material they are writing in hopes that they don’t add their own bias to the story. This couldn’t be further from the truth as that bias, that personal touch, is what makes a story relatable and gives an audience something to hold onto while experiencing the story.
Be sure to check out the film and to go on and support the release of some of those extra features Liz and I spoke about in this episode. I, for one, really want to see that behind the scenes and maybe even that musical number they spoke of!