Set in the '80s and '90s, Blockbuster tells of the immense professional and personal struggles of a college dropout, James Cameron, and his unrelenting ambition to break into the film industry.
Blockbuster follows James' personal journey during The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, his terrifying dives to the ocean floor, and sacrificing everything to save Titanic.
The best of narrative storytelling.
Blockbuster is a podcast miniseries unlike any other. It combines the journalistic research of a true crime series with the dramatic power of a scripted fiction series.
Starring Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead; Avengers: Endgame), Blockbuster is expertly sound designed by Hollywood sound editor Peter Bawiec.
Spectacular, immersive, emotional.
Blockbuster is a movie for your ears about the rise of James Cameron:
Confronting growing objections from his disapproving father, a 22-year-old college dropout decides to chase his dream of becoming a filmmmaker — obsessed with taking on bigger and bigger challenges to prove to himself and the world that he made the right choice.
Original music ...
at feature-film scale.
Film composer Fernando Arroyo Lascurain's sweeping orchestral music and pulse-pounding retro grooves elevate. The music is used to tell the emotional parts of the story that words alone cannot.
The soundtrack was released by Lakeshore Records as the first-ever "Original Podcast Score."
You are there.
Blockbuster seeks to place listeners into the moments that shaped pop culture. Hear James Cameron meet the young Arnold Schwarzenegger, build the first female action star in Sigourney Weaver, and argue with Leonardo DiCaprio over now-iconic words.
Relying on hundreds of sources, including original interviews, Blockbuster re-creates James' struggles, failures and moments of heartbreak and danger that nearly killed him — including his dive to the bottom of the ocean to find and film the RMS Titanic shipwreck.
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This series stars Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead; Avengers: Endgame) as James Cameron, as well as a cast of over 30 additional actors. It is the most advanced dramatic podcast ever produced under a SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreement.
The complete cast and crew list is available on IMDb.
Research & Accuracy
This series and its facts were researched by Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Matt Schrader, and legally cleared for public use as journalistic in nature. It relies on hundreds of sources, including books, articles, archival footage, original documents and more.
This series also relies on original interviews with friends and colleagues.
Reviews & Reception
Blockbuster has earned universal acclaim from both reviewers and audiences.
Blockbuster won back-to-back honors as Adweek's Creative Podcast of the Year for 2019 and again for 2020.
It currently has the rare rating of 5.0/5 stars on Apple Podcasts, and has been featured by publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Yahoo! Entertainment, Deadline, Medium, The Verge, Forbes, Fast Company, Nerdist, Gizmodo and many more.
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