Have you ever wondered how an uptight hippy makes films? No? Well, now you’ll know because gough from BeernutsProductions.com is here to talk about his latest masterpieces: a short movie mocking horse racing commentators and a five-part behind-the-scenes documentary series about making the film. Gough is a legally blind independent filmmaker from Australia and holds the honor of being on Getting Work To Work more than any other guest. In this conversation, he shares why you should befriend cab drivers, the importance of walks for boosting your mental health and creativity, the challenges he faced coming up with horse names, and the two rules that make his website, BeernutsProductions.com, so easy to use.
Fresh from his game-changing journey of epic proportions as Mr Eligible searching for his soul mate, global sensation gough of BeernutsProductions.com is back on Getting Work To Work to talk all about his latest film, Mr Eligible. In this conversation, he naturally shares all the behind the scenes stories from the set, not to mention what made this film his most ambitious production yet. He shares about the challenges in casting a diverse group of women, what it takes to film a 41-minute film in one day, how many hours of reality TV he watched in preparation for this production, and of course, what makes Al Gibson special. Most importantly, he answers the most shocking question ever asked in the history of the world, “Who would lie on reality TV?” The answer will shock you.
Not too many people can draw out my silly side like gough of BeernutsProductions.com can. Back for his 15th appearance on the show to promote his 27th film, gough shares several behind-the-scenes stories about his latest film Couples Therapy. From buying provocative costumes and respecting actors to on-set hilarity and shenanigans, gough, as always, brings his wisdom as an independent filmmaker to the show. He even takes a few moments to be serious as he talks about maintaining confidence as an artist, taking risks, handling criticism, and how to live a creative life.
It’s always a treat for me to spend an hour with gough from Beernuts Productions. In today’s interview, he shares all that went into his latest film, The Kidnapping, including the inspiration for the film, where he bought some of the film’s props, how he approached the script, and the importance of rehearsals. He gives many valuable tips for creatives on developing a repeatable process and asks one of the best creative questions: “Where can I take this next?” We also talk about his podcast and how he develops connections with fascinating people from all walks of life.
Back on the show to talk about his latest production with BeernutsProductions.com is a long-time friend of the show, gough, from Australia. In this conversation, gough shares stories about all the vignettes, insights, and stereotypes that went into making The Education System. In typical gough fashion, he provides numerous lessons in marketing, brand naming conventions, and handling criticism. Not to mention how to pay better attention during interviews. For filmmakers, he also illuminates deeper insights into his writing style and how he manages his film productions.
Have you ever wondered how gough of Beernuts Productions would plan and execute the perfect wedding? His latest film, A Guide to a Perfect Wedding, explores all of the ridiculous scenarios and behaviors involved, from clothes and venues to ceremonies and receptions. In this conversation, gough shares how he planned and shot the film like an actual wedding. He tells me about his favorite jokes and moments in the movie, why podcast hosts should research their guests, and how critiquing his past work helps him grow as a filmmaker.
If there’s one line of dialogue that I will never forget, it’s from the movie Empire Records: “I don’t feel that I need to explain my art to you, Warren.” Fortunately for us, gough is here to explain his art to us, the latest film from Beernuts Productions, Biography Of A Star — Christian Victoria. In our conversation, we talked about all things art, including criticism, snobbery, and reverence. We also dive into his collaboration with an artist to create Christian Victoria’s body of work, the challenges of casting his films, and his hot tip for using social media.
https://media.blubrry.com/gettingworktowork/content.blubrry.com/gettingworktowork/gwtw510.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:00:35 — 86.9MB)To what lengths will you go to make sure you get the laugh? How much money will you spend on a 10-second cutaway? Today’s guest will not only answer those questions but also share all the juicy behind-the-scenes details about his latest film, Book Club, released on BeernutsProductions.com. Gough is […]
https://media.blubrry.com/gettingworktowork/content.blubrry.com/gettingworktowork/gwtw464.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:30 — 75.0MB)I never tire of talking with gough, the filmmaker and comedic genius behind Beernuts Productions, a fiercely independent production and distribution company based out of Australia. Every time we talk, I learn something new about myself, about comedy, business, marketing, and how to put your unique stamp on the work […]
https://media.blubrry.com/gettingworktowork/content.blubrry.com/gettingworktowork/gwtw436.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 19:52 — 28.2MB)I can be an extremely serious person in everything I do and all I am. But if I’m to be honest, which I should be, I take myself way too seriously. I often feel immense tension and stress because of that seriousness. I realize that the source of that tension […]