40 – When creative friends become creative family – Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz


"I don’t feel like I have a job. I just get to hang out with my friends and make shit.” - Tyler Nilson

"I don’t feel like I have a job. I just get to hang out with my friends and make shit.” - Tyler Nilson

This week’s episode is an interview with Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz a film production team based in Hollywood California. They recently finished a short film called The Moped Diaries. The interview is visited by a couple friends of theirs who also work in the creative industry and they all feel like a bunch of great friends having a great time making super fun stuff and living life. 

We talk about what it’s like taking their short film on the festival circuit (they wound up with 10 'Official Selections' across the country) and about how important partners are. We talk about how their next project is a feature and whether it has a budget of nothing or 3 million dollars they have no doubt it will get made. Then they sing me a song. 

It was unlike any interview I’ve done so far and I think you’ll be able to tell I wasn’t quite ready to handle that many people at a time. I almost didn’t post this one because I was too worried about coming off less than ideal but then that would have been a terrible loss because the conversation is pretty great and I’m sure you’ll get a nice dose of inspiration from Tyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz and their friends. 

If you know someone who tries to do everything by themselves I’d would be awesome if you could pass this episode along to them. Hopefully they will get inspired to find their own creative partner to help them get their ideas done. You can send them the episode with the URL TheSparkAndTheArt.com/40

Have you struggled with doing things by yourself? Have you had awesome success with a partnership? I’d love to hear about it. Get me in short bursts on twitter @SH_Tucker.. 

 

Links For This Episode

Tyler Nilson - http://www.mynameistyler.com/

Mike Schwartz - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1916835/

Scrubs - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285403/

The ‘Born To The World' Cameras - http://www.SongsTuckerWrote.com/Cameras

Tucker A Man And His Dream - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096316/

The Moped Diaries - http://vimeo.com/112398958

Slide The City - http://www.slidethecity.com/

Julie Taymor - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julie_Taymor

Spider-man - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider-Man:_Turn_Off_the_Dark