Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) Talks with Mike Cahill (I Origins) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

The fascinating and wide-ranging conversation between two fine young directors, who also happen to be great friends.

In the latest Talkhouse Film podcast, I Origins writer-director Mike Cahill and True Detective director Cary Fukunaga are in conversation. Cahill makes emotionally acute sci-fi movies that ask big cosmic questions, while Fukunaga’s work is darker and grounded in an often bleak reality; although their filmmaking styles couldn’t be more different, the two have been good friends for years. Their wonderfully wide-ranging conversation here takes in everything from science to storytelling, with some gripping real-life stories of ghosts and the unexplained in there too. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at

The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
2. “The Test” – Will Bates and Phil Mossman (from I Origins)

Episode engineered and edited by Elia Einhorn

Cary Fukunaga is a director of feature films, TV and commercials. He directed season one of HBO’s smash hit True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. His Jane Eyre (2011), with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender, earned an Academy Award nomination, and Rolling Stone described it as a fresh rendition of the classic novel for today’s generation. His first feature, Sin Nombre (2009), was honored across the film festival circuit including winning the prestigious Directing Award at Sundance.