Kernels podcast episode 7: Jason Blum on producing micro budget horrors vs Oscar-winning dramas, the huge success of Get Out and the Halloween remake

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How do films make you feel? The Independent gets personal about cinema and TV with actors, directors, cinematographers and other people from the continually evolving world of "content" in a new fortnightly podcast hosted by Culture Editor Christopher Hooton.

In episode seven, Chris admires 2015 one-shot action thriller Victoria and reporter Jacob Stolworthy talks to Jason Blum, producer and founder of Blumhouse. Financing low-budget found-footage horrors has enabled Blum to produce Oscar-winning indies like Whiplash; the pair talk about what motivates a producer, how directors differ from genre to genre and the enormous success of Get Out.

Listen to it below, subscribe on iTunes and podcasts apps here and follow the podcast @kernels and host @ChristophHooton on Twitter. You can find early episodes with Matthew McConaughey, Sir Patrick Stewart and more here.