Russo Bros. Panel at Produced By Conference LA sponsored by Pinewood Atlanta Studios
Joe and Anthony Russo described their “20-year Cinderella story” at the Produced By Conference which took place in Sony Studios, Los Angeles in June. The filmmaker siblings were on hand to share their career learnings and offer the industry audience advice.
The brothers, who shot the Disney-Marvel billion-dollar hit Captain America: Civil War at Pinewood Atlanta Studios, are riding high as they embark on their first set of Avengers movies. The two are currently preparing to make both upcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” movies back-to-back starting at the end of this year with Part I due out in May 2018 and Part II set for May 2019.
Their blockbuster breakout was 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but they were discovered in 1997 by Steven Soderbergh after their debut indie Pieces.
“He was the only one in the business who responded to this film,” said Joe. “It’s a Cinderella story, but a 20-year Cinderella story,” he added, calling the brothers’ career “a series of shoestring saves,” wearing many hats on micro-budgeted projects.
His advice to filmmakers looking to grow their career: “If you want to be a carpenter, build a lot of tables. If you want to be director or producer, direct and produce as much as you can.”