IFH 457: Will Netflix Destroy the Last Blockbuster with Taylor Morden

Alex Ferrari • May 11, 2021

Many of the tribe know that I spent thousands of hours working in a mom and pop video store throughout my high school years. This is why I’m so excited to bring you today’s show. We have Taylor Morden, director, and producer of the nostalgia documentary, The Last Blockbuster (2020).

The Last Blockbuster is a fun, nostalgic feature length documentary film about the rise and fall of Blockbuster video and how one small town store managed to outlast a corporate giant.

In 2017, when Morden started filming the Blockbuster documentary, there were only 13 blockbusters around the United States. You need to listen to him recount the moment he got the idea to produce The Last Blockbuster and all the ways the universe aligned for this project. We talked a great deal about his distribution plan, the challenges indie filmmakers face, and his company PopMotion Pictures.

He also directed "Pick It Up!, Ska in the ‘90s" chronicles the rise and fall of Third Wave Ska music in the US of the 1990s.

Enjoy my nostalgic conversation with Taylor Morden.