Joe was on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on Monday, talking about ‘Attack The Block’, filmmaking, and not wanting to make a movie about wife-beating (hilarious in context).
The interview is an entertaining and fascinating look at how Joe got his film made, his love of classic sci-fi like Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and Carpenter’s ‘The Thing,’ the awesome strangeness of working with his hero Steven Spielberg, and the kind of “British film” he didn’t want to make (i.e. a period piece, a film about royalty, or a film about wife-beating). There are some interesting insights into the process of writing the movie – including his response to Blake Snyder’s infamous ‘Save The Cat’ screenwriting book – and the ways he believes science fiction can be used.
It’s great for people who enjoyed ‘Attack The Block,’ as well as aspiring filmmakers and fans of genre pictures.