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July 14, 2020

What Story Will You Tell? With Pitof Comar

What Story Will You Tell? With Pitof Comar

What did you dream about doing with your life as a child? 

For Pitof Comar, his dream was to tell a story and provide an immersive experience for others. He started his career as a photographer, assistant director, and editor for films back in 1976, before branching out into musical scoring and graphic design for TV, music videos, and commercials. Then, in 2003, Pitof made his studio movie debut: Catwoman, a Warner Bros film starring Halle Berry and Sharon Stone. Now, he’s pivoted his idea of what “immersive storytelling” really looks like: multi-media virtual reality content. 

Throughout our conversation, Pitof shares with me the rollercoaster ride of directing his studio movie, what challenges he overcame, and how the story of that film developed over time. He also shares insights into how the filmmaking business has changed over time as audiences change their viewing habits, and why virtual reality is the future of storytelling. 

Tune in to hear more about Pitof’s journey and how the film industry has changed over time. 

Some Questions I Ask: 

  • What was it like to get the call to direct Catwoman? (4:12)
  • What challenges does working on a studio movie present versus an independent film? (12:14)
  • Tell me about your pivot to virtual reality. (24:11)
  • What advice would you give to an aspiring film director? (40:41)

In This Episode, You Will Learn: 

  • How Pitof used martial arts to depict a feline in a human body when working on Catwoman. (4:32)
  • How Halle Berry was cast in Catwoman. (10:48)
  • How the story behind Catwoman evolved over time. (12:28)
  • How the nature of film entertainment has changed. (24:56)
  • How virtual reality affects the brain’s perceptions. (38:04)

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