Episode 195 – Gough (How Do You Make a Movie If You’re Blind?)

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Episode 195 – Gough (How Do You Make a Movie If You’re Blind?)




Gough is the first legally blind person to write, produce, edit, direct, and star in a feature film making this project a world first. Since then Gough has gone on to write, produce and direct many other projects, including a number of films, audio downloads and books. Beernuts Productions has worked with some of Australia’s finest actors, artists and production crew, helping make all content on the website world class.

Pre Show Notes

— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

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Show Notes

I Will Not Go Quietly –  This world first feature film takes you through the life of “gough”. Fame, fortune, drugs, alcohol, disability and suicide. This remarkable true story takes you through it all, step by step.

Interviews with friends, family and experts in their field, including; mental health experts, comedians, drug and alcohol counsellors, a neurosurgeon, education experts, and a relationship advisor, will keep the audience both informed and gripped on the edge of their seats.

This production is the first to be written, produced, edited, directed and starring someone classified as “legally blind” and will display the capabilities of those with a disability, while keeping the audience both entertained and enthralled.

Education, employment, discrimination, success and heartbreak this film captures it all. This brutally honest depiction of life as a visually impaired man will inspire, surprise fascinate, and captivate.



David Lynch –  is an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He has been described by The Guardian as “the most important director of this era.  Movie called him “the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking,” while the success of his films has led to him being labelled “the first popular Surrealist.”

Eraserhead –  is a 1977 American surrealist body horror film written, produced, and directed by filmmaker David Lynch. Shot in black-and-white, Eraserhead is Lynch’s first feature-length film, coming after several short works. Starring Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Jeanne Bates, Judith Anna Roberts, Laurel Near, and Jack Fisk, it tells the story of Henry Spencer (Nance), who is left to care for his grossly deformed child in a desolate industrial landscape. Throughout the film, Spencer experiences dreams or hallucinations, featuring his child and the Lady in the Radiator.
What was supposed to be a student film turned into an epic experience, thanks to David Lynch’s hyper attention to detail – one shot of Jack Nance entering a room took a full year to complete – and a lack of funding. However, Lynch subsidized much of the project himself by delivering newspapers, and friends like Jack Fisk and Sissy Spacek all donated money to the film. Even Nance’s wife, Catherine Coulson, donated her waitressing income in order to keep the film going for years.

Elliot Grove –  is a Canadian-born film producer who founded both the Raindance Film Festival in 1993 and the British Independent Film Awards in 1998.

Raindance – Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, training courses — which are offered throughout the year at our 10 international hubs — and the British Independent Film Awards.  The organisation was founded in 1992 by Elliot Grove as a thought experiment: can you make a film with no money, no training and no experience?

Christoper Nolan – is an English film director, screenwriter, and producer who holds both British and American citizenship. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century.

Following – Before he became a sensation with the twisty revenge story Memento, Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) fashioned this low-budget, black-and-white, 16 mm neonoir with comparable precision and cunning. Supplying irrefutable evidence of Nolan’s directorial bravura, Following is the fragmented tale of an unemployed young writer who trails strangers through London, hoping that they will provide inspiration for his first novel. He gets more than he bargained for with one of his unwitting subjects, who leads him down a dark, criminal path. With gritty aesthetics and a made-on-the-fly vibe (many shots were simply stolen on the streets, unbeknownst to passersby), Following is a mind-bending psychological journey that shows the remarkable beginnings of one of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

Bollywood – formally known as Hindi cinema, is the Indian Hindi language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India. Bollywood is part of the larger cinema of India (also known as Indywood), which includes other production centers producing films in other Indian languages. Linguistically, Bollywood films tend to use a colloquial dialect of Hindi-Urdu, or Hindustani, mutually intelligible to both Hindi and Urdu speakers, while modern Bollywood films also increasingly incorporate elements of Hinglish.

— Mick Fanning – nicknamed “White Lightning”  is an Australian professional surfer. Fanning won the 2007, 2009 and 2013 ASP World Tour.

— Shark Attacks Mick Fanning at the J-Bay Open 2015

— Balter Brewing Co –  6 Aussies and a Yank walk into a bar and never come out…BALTER is born.



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