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Respect The Process is a filmmaking podcast focused on directing commercials.

Aug 27, 2023

Filmmaker Chris Overton directed "The Silent Child", written by Rachel Shenton, and won the Oscar® for Best Live Action Short at the 90th Academy Awards®. The film tells the story of Libby, a profoundly deaf 6-year-old girl, who lives a silent life until a social worker, played by Shenton, teaches her how to communicate through sign language. Chris and I discuss about that journey and how it led to a commercial starring the same def actor, Maisie Sly. We also go deep into running their production company, Slick Films and oh, so much more. Great episode!

Enjoy the great chat and the trailer for "The Silent Child."

LIMITED TIME ONLY! Summer Office Hours, a chance for one-on-one consultations to whip your career, spec, rough cut or mojo into high gear. Book now while spots are available.

My next in-person Commercial Directing Bootcamp is Saturday, January 20th, 2024. Sign up soon or miss out.

Check out my Masterclass or Commercial Directing Shadow online courses. (Note this link to the Shadow course is the one I mention in the show.) All my courses come with a free 1:1 mentorship call with yours truly. Taking the Shadow course is the only way to win a chance to shadow me on a real shoot! DM for details.

How To Pitch Ad Agencies and Director’s Treatments Unmasked are now bundled together with a free filmmaker consultation call, just like my other courses. Serious about making spots? The Commercial Director Mega Bundle for serious one-on-one mentoring and career growth.
Jeannette Godoy’s hilarious romcom “Diamond In The Rough” streams on the YouTube and has 72,000 views its forst week! Please support my wife filmmaker Jeannette Godoy’s romcom debut. It’s “Mean Girls” meets “Happy Gilmore” and crowds love it.

This episode is 85 minutes.

My cult classic mockumentary, “Dill Scallion” is online so I’m giving 100% of the money to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. I’ve decided to donate the LIFETIME earnings every December, so the donation will grow and grow. Thank you.

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