Behind the Scenes: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Documentary

For the past couple of months, I have been in New Zealand filming a feature documentary based on my work. And because I know there will be a bajillion questions about the film, the process, when it comes out, how it went, how it happened, etc., below I've written up more than you ever wanted to know about the process of turning a book into a film. This includes how I got into New Zealand during the pandemic, the process of making the film, what it’s going to be like, when it might come out, and much, much more.

Table of Contents

  • How It All Started
  • Pandemic Filmmaking
  • #QuarantineLife
  • Planning the Documentary
  • The Shoot
  • Shout Out to People in Film
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Other Questions

How It All Started
In 2019, a New Zealand production company called GFC Films bought the film rights to my book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, with the intention of creating a documentary based on it. Upon completing the deal, my agent coolly told me, “Just so you know, …

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