Michael Stein earned his indie film stripes starring as Dirk Diggler in the short film that would later be remade as Boogie Nights. Not only did he get a cameo in the later movie, but he quickly developed a relationship with movies and independent film, at a time when the indie film world was a completely different world.
In this episode of Hungry Trilobyte, Michael and I get granular about how film has changed since the streaming revolution, and the ways in which that trend has both helped and hurt auteur filmmakers. We look carefully for a way to get back some of the earlier energy without throwing out the obvious benefits of the 21st century.
Long Shot Leaders is Michael’s new podcast, about people who have succeeded as independent artists despite all odds.