In this episode, we test Inspector Jean Guy Beauvoir from the Inspector Gamache series, interview Phil Blattenberger the film maker best known for the Vietnam War movie Point Man, and talk about how to fake it until you make it.

Phil Blattenberger is best known for the film Point Man, a film about four men separated from their platoon during the Vietnam war. Three of the soldiers are African American, and they have to fight back to safety while navigating the racism in their unit. The film highlights the racial tension occurring during the civil rights movement which was happening in the U.S. that carried over to the Vietnam war. Point Man was picked up for distribution by Sony pictures, which is unheard of for a debut indie film.

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Phil first conceived of the film while in South East Asia during his extensive travels.

In this interview, we talk about how travel can expand your world view, the vast amount of work it takes to accomplish your dream, how to write a screenplay, and how to get your tooth fixed in Thailand.

In the last part of our show, Alice and I discuss how to fake it until you make it.

Plus, as always, there’s a free prize related to this episode, which you can get below.

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