Hi, My name is Anthony Rogers and I produced/directed my first film and it's on Amazon Prime.
Ask me anything!
Watch This Movie on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Watch-This-Movie-Uwe-Boll/dp/B07QKMLLDW
My IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7750707/
Is Uwe Boll as crazy as he seems?
Uwe Boll is hilarious and one of my favorite people.
How did you end up becoming a producer and how did you build up your career to where you are now?
I wrote this movie in my parent's basement in like 2008 with one of my friends. Shot a version of it in my hometown around the same time. Then I lost all that footage when they moved and I didn't think to grab my old computers because it was a kind of weird last-minute thing and I live 45 minutes away. So then a few years ago or so, I put out posts on Reddit, Facebook, IMDb, etc for people to answer 6 questions. People from around the world responded and sent me their video answers via email. Then my girlfriend edited the movie and did the soundtrack.
What is this film about? Where did you get inspiration for it?
A submission based documentary portraying people's perception of how they view the world. I wanted to do something different.
Is Martin Freeman as cool as they say when you worked with him on The Hobbit?
Where is the nearest Flying J?
11.3 miles from where I am currently.
The premise is intriguing. I'm definitely going to watch it today. My only wish is that I had been one of your "interviewees". How did the people you interviewed find out about it in order to be in the film?
Thank you. And awesome, let me know what you think.
I posted on Reddit, Facebook, and IMDb saying that I was looking for people to answer 6 questions for a film.
Who are you related to at Amazon, and what process did they have to go through to get your movie released on their platform?
My mom is Jeff Bezos.
How did you decide which 6 questions to ask?
I wanted some what timeless questions that people don't usually talk about with people.
I have many objectively terrible ideas that can be weaved into a coherent narrative. Where do I start to pitch my ideas?
What were the biggest challenges you have faced in your film career?
Also, I'm a a full sail university graduate - is it true that full sail grads get a bad rep in the industry?
Not many challenges.
I'm not in Hollywood or Atlanta or wherever most movies/streaming shows. I live in St. Louis, MO and avoid most of the "industry" people, so I don't know what they think other than what the Internet tells me.
Future Filmmaker with many ideas and movies planned and in order. Is there any advice I can get?
Just make your movies. Basically.
For some reason you remind me of Jack Nicholson from the Shining. Have you ever been told that?
That's awesome. First time.
Why did you name your movie in that way?
I just wanted something different and it makes me laugh.
what'd you study in college?
I'm currently in college on a general transfer degree at the community college and will probably go til PhD and be a professor.
Ahem, is this mic still on? Well if it is, how can a person contact a producer to pitch a TV series idea?
Where can I get this movie on VHS?
I can probably make that happen if you're serious.
So your girlfriend and the public made a movie and you are taking credit?
I just said that I produced and directed it. :)
Video Editor/Compositor here. At what point did you bring post-production into the loop? Before you shot anything? During production? Was post a total afterthought and you didn't bring them in until after wrapping production? What percentage of your budget went toward post?
Will check out your movie sir.
This entire movie was post-production because it is clips submitted to emails. So basically, it started in editing on the production side.
What can you say about the distro deal you got from Amazon? The Budget according to IMDB was somewhere around 700 K Did the deal work out so that you recouped your costs with a net profit split?
Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
Were can I download the script for the movie? So I can read it, then watch the film.
It's a submission-based documentary of people around the world answering six questions. Not to downplay how much I like this project, but it's not some crazy budget movie based on a novel or comic book. So the script would be like the six questions if there was a script. Solid idea to upload scripts for people to read on future stuff.
You look like you enjoy craft beer, am I right?
I look like a person that pretends to like the taste of IPAs or begs for nickles and spare change outside of sports games.
I want to be a film editor. What should I do? Is it worth even trying?
Depends on what you're wanting out of it.