Joe Eckardt of Unbreakable Post On The 5 Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Career in TV and Film
It’s definitely easy to burn out in this industry. It’s important to take time off and do your best to work regular hours. If you don’t, you’re going to suffer in your health, your family, and then in turn, your work will suffer. Take your breaks!
As a part of our series about creating a successful career in TV and Film, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Joe Eckardt of Unbreakable Post.
Joe Eckardt is the founder of post-production company Unbreakable Post Inc. and has worked on numerous television and film projects such as Emmy award-winning Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo and two-time Emmy-nominated Selling Sunset.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?
Thanks for having me! Well, let’s see, I was born and raised in Queens, NY, and yes, I am a Mets Fan (this will come to play later in the interview). My family is Colombian-Catholic.
Can you share a story with us about what brought you to this specific career path?
When I was done with college in NYC, I needed a job. I had two uncles that worked as the set audio mixer and boom operator on many films, like Dog Day Afternoon, Manhattan, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Pelican Brief, Guarding Tess, and pretty much all the Woody Allen films. They were able to get me my first job as a set production assistant on the film I’m Not Rappaport. Once I started working in the industry, I realized that this was the industry I needed to stay in. I loved it! After that point, I worked as a set assistant on many films and television shows in NYC, until I became a set assistant to Nicolas Cage on the film Snake Eyes. After that film, I stayed working for Nic on 8MM, Bringing out the Dead, and finally Gone in 60 Seconds, which brought me out to Los Angeles.
Can you tell us the most interesting story that happened to you since you began your career?