Episode 42 - Zoe Lister-Jones
(The Craft: Legacy):
A Stuck at Home Special
Photo Credit: Daryl Wein
Actress, Writer, Director, and Producer Zoe Lister-Jones discusses her multifaceted career including her experiences working in both micro-budget projects and studio filmmaking, acting as a series regular on LIFE IN PIECES, her newest endeavor as the writer & director of THE CRAFT: LEGACY, and so much more.
Actress/Writer/Director/Producer Zoe Lister-Jones joins host Jenny Curtis to talk about her career and life as a creative. Through the conversation they discuss:
0:56 - The rollercoaster of her career ambitions and the struggle to decide on a creative path.
2:39 - The core of Zoe’s parents teaching her to be an artist.
4:09 - Going from the world of theater into the world of film.
5:20 - Being on WHITNEY, learning from Whitney Cummings, and her favorite memory of that time.
6:28 - How she made her first film with her partner, Daryl Wein - BREAKING UPWARDS.
10:14 - The ease of embodying a character based on herself.
11:40 - LOLA VERSUS and working on her first studio film.
13:44 - LIFE IN PIECES and working on an ensemble show.
15:42 - Creating a supportive environment with an all female crew and a cast of friends on her directorial debut, BAND AID.
17:56 - Playing the music live on set.
18:10 - Getting the idea for a couple that turns their fights into song for BAND AID.
19:28 - Deciding to direct and facing her fear.
20:57 - The path to THE CRAFT: LEGACY and determining the story she wanted to tell in it.
23:00 - Walking the line of paying homage to the original and creating a new story for THE CRAFT: LEGACY
23:39 - Working with VFX for the first time.
25:42 - Directing without acting in the film.
27:04 - A scene in the film that portrays genuine kindness and creating a narrative where women support each other.
29:01 - Always being aware of the representation of women in media
30:11 - Giving objects meaning when creating a good energy on set and having an intention setting ceremony before the shoot.
32:02 - Starting a shoot with an activity in community.
33:34 - Overcoming self doubt.
35:29 - Her Halloween plans.
35:46 - The responsibility in having a life in storytelling.
Hosted and Produced by: Jenny Curtis
Executive Producer: Stuart Halperin
Edited and Co-Produced by: J Whiting
Theme Music by: Celleste & Eric Dick
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