May 20, 2021

The Musicians Guild welcomes Matt Bettinelli-Olpin

The Musicians Guild welcomes Matt Bettinelli-Olpin

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin


This week we welcome movie Director and old friend Matt Bettinelli-Olpin to the hall of discussion. Matt is the director of the latest Scream which is the huge horror movie franchise created by legend Wes Craven that is set to be released in January of 2022. Matt was also the original guitarist and one of the founding members of Link 80 who was on AsianManRecords. Matt and his 2 other partners make up the film making group Radio Silence, and their last film, Ready Or Not is available on most streaming services if you would like to get a feel for their work. Growing up in the Berkeley, CA Matt shares my affinity or 90's Bay Area punk and many other things from that era. I get a chance to catch up with an old friend while getting ask all the questions I want to a real Hollywood movie director and Matt graciously obliges me. I also get to see how he transfers his musical ethos into his filmmaking. In this conversation we get into what it's like to take over a film from a legend like Wes Craven, his early days playing East Bay punk shows, our time hanging out in Santa Cruz together, how catering on set suffered during pandemic, his normal morning oatmeal, the politics of making a movie and so much more. Thank you for your time and mind.

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