Eliza Hittman is an award-winning filmmaker, born and based in New York City. Her critically acclaimed debut feature film, It Felt Like Love, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013 and was released in 2014 by Variance Films. She received an MFA from CalArts, School of Film / Video (2010) and teaches graduate level film directing at Columbia University, School of the Arts.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Eliza Hittman – the writer-director of It Felt Like Love and Beach Rats – chats with one of the great living filmmakers (and one of Hittman’s personal heroes), Scottish writer-director Lynne Ramsay. The two talk about Ramsay’s latest film, You Were Never Really Here starring Joaquin Phoenix, which is in theaters now, touching on such topics as the adaptation process, tackling violent subject matter, making a thriller for the first time, staying open to new ideas during all phases of the creative process, balancing life and work, and much more besides. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast.
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
Episode engineered by Charles Mueller and edited by Mark Yoshizumi. The Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.