#108 David Mamet, Writer and Director of Redbelt

by Caleb on March 16, 2008

david mamet redbelt
David Mamet, writer and director of Redbelt. Photo courtesy of
Willa Mamet Photography.

If you’re a listener to the FightWorks Podcast there’s a good chance that Brazilian jiu-jitsu is your lifestyle. The phenomenon of BJJ affects people like us differently and can manifest itself in surprising ways. Some minority of the folks out there who cannot live without BJJ will be stricken by the BJJ muse and will begin producing BJJ content. Perhaps they write a book like Ed Beneville. If you’re me, you decide to start a podcast on the subject. If you’re the renowned author, playwright, and film director, David Mamet, you film a movie about BJJ.

Mamet, a purple belt in BJJ under Renato Magno, is our guest on the FightWorks Podcast today and we will discuss his upcoming film Redbelt which opens May 2nd in the United States in Los Angeles and New York and May 9th everywhere else in the USA. Click here to see the Redbelt trailer.

We will close our show with a segment of The Black Belt Corner, where we ask a BJJ black belt what their path from white belt to black belt was like, and what advice they have for others who are not black belts yet. Our guest for this edition of the Black Belt Corner is Carlos Machado, whose brother John Machado has a role in Redbelt.

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Matt March 18, 2008 at 4:10 am

Hey Caleb,
I’ve listened to the last few podcasts of yours and I just wanted to say I’m really enjoying them. I’m living in Japan at the moment, surrounded by MMA and BJJ stuff, but none of it in English! I look forward to listening to the show each time. I like the way you always bring things back to basics for noobs like me.

Keep it up and keep on getting all these great personalities for the interviews.

From a far-off member of the BJJ family.

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