Unlikely Collaborations with Nick Scown and Julie Seabaugh!
Making Movies is HARD!!!: The Struggles of Indie Filmmaking
This week Alrik and Liz chat with directing duo Nick Scown and Julie Seabaugh about their new documentary, Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11. This show investigates how two near-strangers can find they are compatible enough to make a movie together over several years, and how they each used their strengths to grow the film from a sticky idea to a larger, supported and successful commercial film. Check out the International Screenwriters Association @ https://www.networkisa.org/
This week we’re joined by filmmaker Nick Scown who is here to tell us about his new documentary Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11, the role that comedy had in healing the nation after 9/11 and how the name Nick helped him find success in the film industry! Go to GreenChef.com/SCHOOL100 and use code SCHOOL100 to get $100 off including free shipping!
Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 / Film School Radio interview with Co-directors Nick Scown & Julie Seabaugh
KUCI: Film School
Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 follows the halt and gradual rebirth of comedy following the events of September 11, 2001. In the immediate aftermath, stand-up comics, broadway performers, The Onion satirical newspaper, late-night talk shows and institutions like Saturday Night Live learn how to navigate the new landscape. When the tragedy is used to justify the Iraq War, a wave of political awakening sweeps through comedy, helping to transform Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert into folk heroes. This type of biting political humor becomes more commonplace through the late Aughts as traditionally underrepresented comics dispel terrorist stereotypes. Entering the modern era, where media once asked, “Will We Ever Laugh Again?” jokes specifically addressing the attacks are now prevalent on TV shows, films, and podcasts. And if we can appreciate jokes about 9/11, we can use humor to get through anything. Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 features interviews with David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Matthew Broderick, Aasif Mandvi, Rob Riggle, Nathan Lane, Gilbert Gottfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Chris Kattan, Lewis Black, Doug Stanhope, Jimmy Carr, Russell Peters and many more. Co-directors Nick Scown and Julie Seabaugh stop by to talk about how stand-up comedians, Broadway performers, late-night hosts, Saturday Night Live cast members, The Onion staffers and a plethora of performers managed to help their audience laugh even in the darkest of days.For news, screenings and updates go to: TooSoonDoc.com
Selling A Bootstrapped Documentary To Vice With Filmmaker Nick Scown
Show Don't Tell: Micro-Budget Filmmaking
Today I’m joined by documentary filmmaker Nick Scown, whose feature documentary Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 was just released through Vice and is now available nationwide.As Nick shares in the interview, what started as a bootstrapped DIY passion project ultimately evolved into a larger production that attracted a ton of incredible talent. Despite the humble beginnings of this project, Nick was able to attract subjects like Matthew Broderick, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Gilbert Gottfried, Marc Maron, Jeff Ross, and dozens of others, which made for an incredible story that is resonating with audiences far and wide.Our discussion covers Nick’s entire process from concept to final delivery, with special emphasis on the sales process to Vice, and their partnership with Nick. We also cover Nick’s tactical approach to the production, his strategy for booking name interviews, experiences with grant funding and much more.Links from the show:Too Soon Documentary - Movie WebsiteNick Scown - TwitterNick Scown - InstagramFor more content like this click here to sign up for my newsletter.
Filmmaker Nick Scown chats with Trey Elling about TOO SOON: COMEDY AFTER 9/11, which Scown co-directed with Julie Seabaugh. The film examines how September 11th affected the comedy scene, and th comedians and jokes responsible for the artform's rebirth in the weeks, months, and years that followed.
Director Nick Scown takes a unique look back at September 11th via the lens of comedy. Like every other aspect of life, the world of Comedy was changed forever and in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, comedians had to navigate a new normal where comedy would seem nearly impossible. Director Nick Scown takes us through some of the most fascinating moments in the history of comedy from David Letterman being drafted to lead the comedy world back, The Onion creating their place in popular culture by capturing the cathartic zeitgeist of the moment and the years of war in the wake of September 11th and how Muslim comedians moved forward in a strange new world. Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 debuted this week on Vice TV and is available to stream at ViceTV.com.
Geekscape Spotlight: Nick Scown, Co-Director of 'Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11'
We all remember where we were on 9/11... but in the weeks following, do we remember how we felt? And maybe more importantly, did we remember when the laughter returned to our lives? Did it feel like it was "too soon"? Looking towards the 20th anniversary, join me and one of my closest friends, filmmaker Nick Scown, as we talk about his new film 'Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11', premiering next week from Vice TV. Featuring comedians and actors like David Cross, Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and many more, the film explores the return of comedy after 9/11 and asks the question, when are the jokes "too soon"? Subscribe to Geekscape on iTunes! Follow Jonathan on Twitter and Instagram!Join the Geekscape Forever Facebook Group!Visit Geekscape.net for more Geekscape goodness! This podcast is powered by Pinecast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/20/18 - 9:45am pst - First-time filmmaker Nick Scown on behalf of PRETTY BAD ACTRESS PRETTY BAD ACTRESS STARRING JILLIAN BELL AND HEATHER McCOMB
KUCI: Get the Funk Out
Former child star Gloria Green (Heather McComb) not only has to save her career, but her own life when she gets kidnapped by a stalker (John Hensley) after an audition along with an obsessed fan (Stephanie Hodes). Gloria's only hope is her loyal assistant, Cheryl (Jillian Bell) since her manager, Al (Danny Woodburn), is more interested in using the kidnapping to save Gloria's fledgling career than save his client's life in this sharp and funny look at fame and obsessive fan culture in the tradition of classic Hollywood satires like The King of Comedy, The Player and Swimming with Sharks as well as recent industry edgy comedies like Bamboozled and Tropic Thunder.
BEHIND THE LENS #179: Featuring Marc Forster and Nick Scown
Behind The Lens
As we head into the dog days of summer, BEHIND THE LENS heads back to the Hundred Acre Wood with Marc Forster, takes another look at PRETTY BAD ACTRESS with Nick Scown, and welcomes an industry stalwart and loving dad turned author Norm Aladjem. Kicking off this episode of #BTLRadioShow, we go back to the Hundred Acre Wood and hear what CHRISTOPHER ROBIN director MARC FORSTER had to say to film critic debbie elias about bringing Pooh and pals to life in CHRISTOPHER ROBIN. From a request by his own daughter to make a film she could watch ("a Pooh film", to be precise), to the dream of a lifetime working with the legendary composer and songwriter Richard Sherman, to cinematographic design of the film, and the gifts of Pooh and moviemaking, Marc has a lot to say! And speaking of a dad and his daughter, you'll love hearing what NORMAN ALADJEM has to say about FROM ME TO YOU: STORIES ABOUT LIFE, LOVE, FAMILY, FAITH AND NOW TO NEGOTIATE A BIGGER ALLOWANCE when he joins us during the first half of the show. Established producer and talent manager for many years, Norm "stumbled" into the art of becoming an author thanks to his love for his youngest daughter. A book comprised of 52 "love letters" written by a daddy to his then 11-year old little girl for her to read and understand when a bit older, the book is a "Must Read" not only for dads and daughters, but parents and children alike, and even adult children who can still benefit from some fatherly advice. As if filling the gap left in the world by the absence of a Robert Young in "Father Knows Best" or an Ozzie Nelson or Ward Cleaver or Andy Taylor, you'll hear the love and excitement in Norm as he talks about not only how FROM ME TO YOU came to be, but the subject matters and life lessons that fill the pages. My favorite? "The Color of Money". Engaging and entertaining, you don't want to miss hearing Norm. Then we revisit the pretty darn funny PRETTY BAD ACTRESS with writer/director/editor NICK SCOWN. Last week we met actress Heather McComb who stars in the film. This week we get Nick's take on the creative process, tapping into the zeitgeist of child actors trying to make their way as adult actors, outsiders trying to fit in, casting perfection, developing a visual tonal bandwidth complementary to the story and dialogue while finding the balance between drama and satire, and something all filmmakers will appreciate – the process of concurrently wearing the hats of directing and editing and the inherent trials and triumphs therein.http://behindthelensonline.net http://eliasentertainmentnetwork.com