The Sound of Young America: At Sundance with Jeffrey Blitz and Sean Welch, Director and Producer of Lucky and Spellbound

Episode 86

25th February 2010

Jeffrey Blitz and Sean Welch were nominated for an Oscar for their first documentary feature, Spellbound. Blitz went on to direct the fictional feature Rocket Science, as well as episodes of The Office. Now, Blitz and Welch have a new documentary, called Lucky, about lottery winners.

Episode notes

Jeffrey Blitz and Sean Welch Interview on The Sound of Young America from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

Jeffrey Blitz and Sean Welch were nominated for an Oscar for their first documentary feature, Spellbound. They made the film as a duo with money borrowed from credit cards – Blitz behind the camera, and Welch holding the microphone boom.

Blitz went on to direct the fictional feature Rocket Science (you can hear his interview on the show about that film here), as well as episodes of The Office.

Now, Blitz and Welch have a new documentary, called Lucky, about lottery winners. It premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where we spoke to the pair.

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Producer
Associate Producer
Maximum Fun Production Fellow

Guests

  • Jeffrey Blitz
  • Sean Welch

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Producer

Associate Producer

Maximum Fun Production Fellow

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