Episode #80 – Director, Matthew A. Cherry from the NFL to the Director’s Chair

Posted by Anthony - November 14, 2011 - Directing, Double Down Film Show, Interviews, Uncategorized - No Comments

(Photo: Lance Gross in “The Last Fall”)

On our 80th epic episode of  The Double Down Film Show we run through the unique journey of self-taught Writer/Director, Matthew Cherry. In the span of just a few years Matthew went from NFL Player for the Jacksonville Jaquars to Production Assistant to directing his first feature film, the new football drama The Last Fall, which features some major Hollywood talent including Keith David, Nicole Beharie and Lance Gross.

How can you get to the director’s chair if you DIDN’T go to film school?
What genre affords you a good opportunity to learn the craft QUICKLY?
What did Matthew do to help his script CIRCULATE among major actors?
How can what you DON’T know work to your advantage?
What does he wish someone would’ve told him BEFORE he started?

We’ll reveal the answers to all these questions and more in this Double Down Film Show as we walk you through the real-life journey of a first time feature film director -  just like you.  There are many paths to a successful career in the industry…and we share them all every Wednesday night at 9pm E.S.T.

By filmmakers for filmmakers. No B.S. Just real-world case-studies and advice.

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