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Jul 12, 2021

Joe Russo has his hands in his share of cinematic cookie jars. He directed last year's Lifetime thriller The Au Pair Nightmare, produced Nightmare Cinema, and produces the pod  Post Mortem with Mick Garris

Russo also delves into how he got his start in the industry and he also doles out some straightforward screenwriting advice. Plus he details the manifold tasks of being a producer. 

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0:00 - Intro
4:14 - Interview Begins with Joe Russo
6:22 - Joe Russo on directing #TheAuPairNightmare 11:34 - Russo discusses instilling The Au Pair Nightmare with a sense of the thriller/noir aesthetic from the 40s/50s
15:30 - The horror anthology "Dark, Deadly & Dreadful" is discussed and he talks about how he started his writing relationship with Chris Lamont. 18:40 - Russo breaks down on what makes his collaborating with Lamont work.
21:45 - "If you want to write, you will find the time to write" - Russo
25:25 - Russo discusses his #HardKill writing experience.
31:12 - By the way, I'm a huge fan of Hard Kill!
34:34 - Joe got his start as a film critic, something which he stopped once he moved to Los Angeles to start his directing/writing path.
39:55 - Russo's favorite Walter Hill films? Alien and 48 Hrs. are among the tops.
41:42 - Russo throws some love to director Joe Dante. Plus he talks about an even darker version he had with The Au Pair Nightmare!
43:40 - A sequel idea from Russo regarding The Au Pair Nightmare!
47:52 - Movie recommendation from Joe Russo is Ingrid Goes West!
49:10 - Russo gives a little details on the "Untitled Hulk Hogan Biopic"