Mar 28, 2022
Returning to the podcast this week, we have the witty and wonderful Los Angeles-based writer-director Jessica Ellis. A graduate of UCLA and the American Film Institute who last year made her feature filmmaking debut with the acclaimed coming-of-age movie What Lies West, Jessica is one of the brightest lights on Twitter and never fails to make me smile. Filled with sharp insights into the craft of screenwriting, in taking a closer look at the films The Princess Bride, Joe Versus the Volcano, and Palm Springs, we discuss love and life as it plays out against the backdrop of the fantasy romantic comedy subgenre she's so passionate about.
Referenced & Related:
Jessica's Last Episode: Summer Adventures
Related Episode: Comfort Movies with Bright Wall/Dark Room (Joe Versus the Volcano was discussed with Chad Perman)
Theme Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, Free Music Archive
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