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08 - Director Motke Dapp - Filmmaking Success Takes Time & Hard Work

A Conversation with Motke Dapp

Now Available @ApplePodcasts and at our page in our bio (

Motke Dapp is an award-winning filmmaker (Director, writer, producer, editor, and sometimes actor, but only sometimes.) He is co-owner of Paper Ghost Pictures, which he runs with his business partner and producer, Ryan Hartsock. He is often hired as an independent director in Nashville, Cincinnati, and around the world.

His feature film  Other Versions of You, which he wrote and directed is currently in distribution via Gravitas Ventures.

Motke's most recent short film, The New Mister Princess, won Best Film and Motke won Best Writer at the 2017 Nashville 48 Hour Film Project. It won 8 awards in total including Best Cinematography, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Wardrobe, and Best Art Direction. It will represent Nashville at Filmapalooza in 2018 in Paris. The film is also the first official selection of the Nashville Film Festival for 2018.

You can learn more about Motke at his website, or at

You can follow his #Insta page @motke and follow his film progression at IMDb and Facebook by searching “Motke Dapp.”

Our conversation is available on Apple Podcasts. New episodes are published every Friday.

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Another Version of You (film)

Everyday Yeti (short film)

Contrary to Likeness (short film)


The 48 Hour Film Project

Dwayne Johnson (actor)

The Fall (film)

Lee Pace (actor)

Micah Simms (cinematographer)

Nashville Film Festival

Green Room (film)

Jeremy Saulnier (director)

Edgar Wright (director)

David Fincher (producer)

Every Frame a Painting (YouTube)

The Royal Ocean Film Society (YouTube)

Lessons from the Screenplay (YouTube)


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