Jason Reitman made his feature film debut with the 2006 Sundance hit Thank You for Smoking, and notably earned Academy Award nominations for directing Juno and Up in the Air. His other films include Young Adult, Labor Day and Men, Women and Children. He recently executive produced the Academy Award-winning film Whiplash and produces the Hulu comedy series Casual. He next will direct for Dreamworks the animated feature film Beekle, about an imaginary character who sets off on a journey to find a friend.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Jason Reitman talks with fellow director Karyn Kusama, whose fine new film, The Invitation, is out now. Over the course of their fascinating and intimate conversation, Kusama and Reitman discuss misleading trailers, the impact of TV’s golden age on cinema, the pros and cons of test screening, how parenthood affects their approach to filmmaking, the end of the world, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.
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 Derek Olds, and edited and produced by Elia Einhorn.