In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon looks at a pair of films that found their own way around the American movie system.
Drew Barrymore was in her 20s when she launched her own production company – but she was determined it wouldn’t be a vanity operation. Never Been Kissed was its first movie.
Writer-director S Craig Zahler, meanwhile, went outside the traditional Hollywood distribution system – and helped rebuild Vince Vaughn’s career – with Brawl In Cell Block 99.
Stories of both are discussed in this episode.