1K with Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman: Oscar night madness

Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman are a husband/wife, director/producer team to watch. Not only did their short film Skin win them an Oscar at the 2019 Academy Awards, but also their feature film—a thematically similar story, also titled Skin—recently opened to critical acclaim. Peter Travers at Rolling Stone writes, “Jamie Bell’s awards-buzzed tour de force in this fact-based drama about a neo-Nazi overcoming his toxic upbringing makes this a movie you can’t get out of your head.” It’s currently available to rent or buy on most video on-demand platforms.

Other topics of note in this episode include Guy’s use of short films as a blueprint for features, the difficult decision to use their retirement savings to fund Skin the short, and the all-encompassing role of a producer (presented without context: occasionally you might have to blow-dry pig skin).

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