I’ve been really enjoying the podcasts at Creative Screenwriting Magazine, where a film is screened to an audience and then there is a Q&A time with the writer of the film.
I noticed an old one for Mr Magorium and thought I’d check it out in case there were some nice Natalie stories. There aren’t. But, its still a very interesting interview with Zach Helm. Its a bit of a head scratcher to hear such a smart guy talk about a film he’s proud of, and know that it is so far from a great movie.
There is no doubt that he didn’t have the experience to take on the directors chair. He hadn’t even shot a short film prior to Magorium. Another possible problem was the money men pushing it to be a much bigger and more mainstream film than its small indie kids film origins.
Download it from here.