This week host Paul Dergarabedian is joined by the creative team behind "What Josiah Saw," the latest film from director/editor/producer Vincent Grashaw. Paul is joined by Vincent and stars Robert Patrick and Nick Stahl. This episode covers: The many advantages of the creative freedom that only the world of independent film can provide How vetting and matching the actors to ensure on-set chemistry is a wise choise for filmmakers How working "on-location" adds to the actors' immersive process The differences between working on big-budget studio film and an independent feature The actors' challenge of learning extremely long passages of dialogue when shooting on a tight daily schedule How hard work and persistence can pay off for actors & filmmakers in the long run ABOUT THIS EPISODE'S GUESTS: Vincent Grashaw first broke onto the scene as producer of the independent feature film "Bellflower," which was one of the most buzzed about films to premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2011. Vince then wrote and directed his debut feature, "Coldwater," which premiered at SXSW 2013 and was distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures. Grashaw went on to direct his sophomore feature "And Then I Go," The film premiered at LA Film Festival and was distributed by The Orchard. "What Josiah Saw" is Grashaw’s third feature film at the helm. Actor Robert Patrick has worked with the top actors and directors throughout his storied career. His breakthrough role came as the legendary T-1000 in Terminator 2. He was the first actor in the history of motion capture and since then, he has worked on iconic films and television shows including "Die Hard 2," "Wayne's World," "Last Action Hero," "Fire in the Sky," "Cop Land," "The Faculty," "Walk the Line," "Bridge to Terabithia," "Spy Kids," "Flags of Our Fathers," "The Sopranos," "The Outer Limits," "Elvis," "The Unit," "The X- Files," "Sons of Anarchy" and "True Blood." He starred as Agent Cabe Gallow in "Scorpion" for CBS for four seasons and most recently was seen in "The Laundromat" and "Perry Mason." He is currently co-starring in the new series "Peacemaker." Actor Nick Stahl's impressive career credits include Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City," the franchise hit "Terminator 3," Todd Field's "In The Bedroom," and the lead of the HBO series "Carnivale." Nick has also appeared in Richard Loncraine's "My One And Only opposite Renee Zellweger and Kevin Bacon and in the feature film "Quid Pro Quo" alongside Vera Farmiga, and starred in the Sundance favorite "Sleepwalking" alongside Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson, and Dennis Hopper. Nick is currently shooting on-location a live-action feature film based on a Japanese Anime. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.