Richard Linklater on being a self-taught filmmaker


An incredibly illuminating, relatable and one of the most inspiring commentaries you’ll hear. I’ve cut out only the moments where Linklater talks about his twenties, and the 9 years he self-educated himself in filmmaking. The fact that he has become a success on a worldwide level, is all the more inspiring.

A wonderful addendum to this commentary is this 40 minute interview from John Cassavetes. For those who don’t know, John Cassavetes is essentially the father of the independent film movement. He was the lone wolf, who began making films on his own on the east coast in the 60’s, mobilizing everyone he knew. His films are gritty, raw, and relying on pure emotion. They’re solid and inspiring.

First episode of The Collective is here

In trying to expand here with Ash Thorp, we have collaborated on creating a podcast which will bring professionals working within the creative industry. Whether it be filmmakers, designers, composers, editors, DP’s – we’ll try to get them all in. There will be some interesting people within the industry who will be our guests in the future. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, have a listen below and check out the Facebook and Twitter links to get updates on who’s coming or just what exactly is happening at all.