Bonus Episode: Ben Hall – Filmmaker


Today’s episode is a little different.  When I first decided to do a podcast, I realized I needed a guinea pig to practice interviewing with.  So, I did what anyone would do, I called my brother from another mother (and father), Ben Hall, and asked if he would let me pick his brain for an hour.  He happily agreed to be a test subject…er…I mean a volunteer.

Ben Hall is a writer, director, producer, (and countless other job titles) in Hollywood, California.  Ben has worked with film legends like Own Wilson, Zach Galifiankis, Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Andrew Garfield, Tom Ford, and Sandra Bullock.  Films and television shows he has worked on include Lady Bird, Pixels, Bosch, Cosmos, Nocturnal AnimalsStraight Outta Compton, and even the new Lion King movie.  Ben has filmed two films during his time in Hollywood, The Man from Outer Space (available on Amazon) and the upcoming movie Night into Day.  Perhaps coolest of all, he has somehow been patient enough to be my best friend of 28 years.

Ben and I are going to talk all things movies in this episode and actually very little about agriculture.  So enjoy this bonus conversation and listen to some pretty cool stories Ben has to share.

Be sure to check out the trailer for his new movie, Night into Day.  Coming Soon!


The Man from Outer Space trailer:

(available on Amazon)

Ben Hall on

Talking Points:

  • Life in Hollywood
  • Life as a Director
  • Filming your own movie
  • Working in the Film Industry
  • Meeting THE Steven Spielberg
  • The Man from Outer Space
  • Night into Day
  • Hurricane Michael’s impact on North Florida

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