Zach Braff joins Rich to talk about authentic writing, sobriety, creativity, and his new film 'A Good Person' starring Florence Pugh & Morgan Freeman. To read more about Zach and peruse the full show notes, go here👉🏾
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00:00:00 - Intro
00:02:30 - Back pain is the result of emotional trauma.
00:06:11 - Tragedy and trauma.
00:11:06 - How to write a film about recovery.
00:16:38 - Florence Pugh is a powerhouse performer.
00:21:43 - Conducting the movie's tone as a director.
00:24:04 - The current landscape of releasing a movie in theaters.
00:28:14 - How do you balance the creative act of making art and 'shipping' it to the world?
00:33:14 - Expressing your authentic voice.
00:35:08 - Find your people and speak to them.
00:38:27 - Ad Break
00:40:18 - Working out grief & mental health with writing.
00:45:03 - Discovering your calling at an early age.
00:50:21 - His first job out of college.
00:55:20 - Working at a Vietnamese restaurant in the 90s.
00:59:16 - The first screenplay he ever wrote.
01:03:50 - How Kevin Smith turned him on to social media.
01:04:53 - Larry David loved Zach's movie.
01:07:03 - Getting your ass in the chair and staring at the cursor.
01:12:50 - Harrison Ford in a comedy.
01:16:41 - The importance of having a hard conversation with people.
01:21:26 - Going against story tropes and audience expectations.
01:25:03 - How do you make art and entertainment work together?
01:28:23 - The power of the film is that it doesn’t have an arc.
01:32:59 - Not taking no for an answer and getting every single one.
01:37:12 - Audiences need a story as to why a particular film is worth making the trek.
01:41:17 - Advice for aspiring storytellers. The power of building a streak.
01:49:43 - Closing
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