On Episode 89 of the Spybrary Podcast, host Shane Whaley interviews the writer and director of the short spy film The Dry Cleaner Movie.
Chris Carr shares more about the movie and why he thinks Spybrary fans will enjoy it. This interview is split into 3 parts. Part 1 is all about the movie. Part 2 is where we find out how the movie was made and Part 3 is the now world-famous Spybrary Quick Fire Round.
“I was thrown right into this absorbing and well-crafted thriller: taut, suspenseful and thought-provoking, it reminded me of the best British spy TV and film.”
Jeremy Duns, author of the Paul Dark spy novels
It depicts the difficulty of walking the line between cultivating and protecting a human being who is placing his/her trust in you, but also recruiting a source who is needed to provide key information. It also shows the importance of operational security. The counter surveillance scenes in the film are well done, in fact, there aren’t very many pop culture representations of SDRs that I can say are better than this”
Dr. Vince Houghton, Historian & Curator at the International Spy Museum
Writer and director of The Dry Cleaner Movie Chris Carr reveals:
- What the Dry Cleaner movie is all about.
- What inspired Chris Carr to write and then direct the Dry Cleaner?
- For those who don’t know the terminology, what does dry cleaning mean in the world of spies?
- More about are some of the themes Chris explores in the Dry Cleaner movie.
- Who is Nick Slaughter and why does he feature in the film?
- Why he thinks Spybrary listeners will enjoy the movie.
- Where is it available to view?
- And Much More!
‘I crave realistic spy stories on our screens and this is what we get with The Dry Cleaner. Forget the all too perfect spies and Kalashnikov kid agents that make up much of today's spy movies and tv. The Dry Cleaner is authentic, gripping and multi-layered. More please Chris Carr!!!”
Shane Whaley, host of Spybrary Podcast
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Links and Resources Mentioned in this episode with Spyscape.
The Dry Cleaner Movie with links to watch the short spy movie.
- Nick Slaughter
- The Ipcress File
- Book recommendations for aspiring film makers.
Directors Tell the Story.