Following Films Podcast
Isabel Oliver Marcus on THIS IS US
January 20, 2018 11:39 AM PST
Isabel Oliver Marcus was the “redheaded mystery girl” in the Season 2 opener of THIS IS US and as such received a lot of attention for her character and the mystery connection to Jack’s death.
The music on today's episode is from a synth-based musician who goes by the name Simon Psychosis, you can find more of his work at https://simonpsychosis.bandcamp.com.
Editorial Note: The first couple minutes of the audio from my interview with Isabel were corrupted so the conversation starts midstream where Isabel is talking about what the auditioning process was like for THIS IS US.Paul Cameron on THE COMMUTER, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, MAN ON FIRE, and COLLATERAL
January 18, 2018 05:25 AM PST
Paul Cameron, ASC has worked on some of the most visually groundbreaking feature films of the past decade. He is best known for his work on Pirates of The Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Man on Fire, Collateral, Gone in 60 Seconds, Total Recall, and The Last Supper. He also shot the pilot of the critically acclaimed HBO’s series Westworld.
I had Paul on the show to discuss his latest film The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson that's playing in theatres now.AMERICAN JEDI director Laurent Malaquais
January 05, 2018 10:06 PM PST
AMERICAN JEDI is a documentary film about three candidates for knighthood who must face a reckoning with the darkest issues from their past in order to be accepted into a real-life Jedi community. This film is an empathetic look at people who have found a sense of spirituality and purpose in one of the largest film franchises of all time.
Today my guest is the director of American Jedi. Laurent Malaquais.
AMERICAN JEDI is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and all the major VOD outlets.FROM THE GROUND UP director Santino Panico
January 01, 2018 09:28 PM PST
Former meat-eating college football player Santino Panico goes on a journey to rediscover the athlete within--this time, as a vegan. As he meets with vegetarian and vegan elite competitors, this story about food and sport expands to confront the social norms and far-reaching impacts of food choices. Today my guest on the podcast is the director of FROM THE GROUND UP Santino Panico
The film is currently available for pre order on iTunes
And will be released on Jan 9th
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December 16, 2017 05:32 AM PST
After ending her engagement and finding herself at a loss for inspiration Katz, finds herself up late at night searching the internet. In her loneliness, she keeps clicking on stories of others having magical chance encounters with her favorite actor and life guru Bill Murray. Katz shares with the audience that she finds herself at a loss as to why she needs to meet Bill Murray but, that's part of the intrigue and pleasure of knowing that secretly we all wish we had a little Murray Magic in our life...which starts both Sadie and the audience on the quest of finding the unfindable and zany Bill Murray.
Today I had the chance to chat with the director and star of THE BILL MURRAY EXPERIENCE Sadie Katz. The film will be available on iTunes Dec 19th.Mark Gill writer/director of ENGLAND IS MINE
December 09, 2017 05:14 AM PST
Gill graduated from University of Central Lancashire in 2007, and soon after he met his collaborator Baldwin Li. Gill has won numerous awards including a Royal Television Society Award. In 2014 Gill and fellow producer Baldwin Li were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for their film The Voorman Problem, as well as receiving a BAFTA nomination in 2013.
Today I had the chance to chat with Mark about his feature-length debut that he wrote and directed, England Is Mine, a biopic based on the early life of Morrissey. It premiered at the closing gala of the Edinburgh Film Festival on 2 July 2017 and is currently available on DVD in the UK and in the States.Kelly Lynch - KEPLER'S DREAM, MAGIC CITY, DRUGSTORE COWBOY, and MR. MERCEDES
November 28, 2017 08:12 PM PST
An 11 year old girl searches for a missing rare book from her grandmother's (Holland Taylor) library and tries to understand why her family is fractured the way it is during a memorable summer at an isolated New Mexico adobe. While her mother (Kelly Lynch), like astronaut Michael Collins, goes to the dark side of the moon for a leukemia treatment, Ella must journey on her own to the strange moon of her grandmother's world. Ella's father, (Sean Patrick Flanery) orbits his daughter, as Ella befriends Miguel and Rosie to find acceptance of her mother's fate. Emotional connections are reshaped, and the music of Patrick Neil Doyle helps tell this unusual story.
Today I had the chance to speak with Kelly Lynch about her role in KEPLER'S DREAM. We also discuss the documentary film THE OILER HOUSE, the architecture of John Lautner and Richard Neutra, how an early trauma propelled Kelly into her acting career, MAGIC CITY, MR. MERCEDES, THE JACKET, DRUGSTORE COWBOY, and of course how Mitch Glazer is more of a ladies man than Warren Beaty.
It was an absolute pleasure to chat with Kelly, her film KEPLER'S DREAM will be in theatres December 1st.Paige Goldberg Tolmach - WHAT HAUNTS US
November 11, 2017 12:53 PM PST
With the daily breaking news about mogul Harvey Weinstein and the growing charges of sexual harassment that has now permeated his life and the nation as a whole, this film is even more important.
WHAT HAUNTS US tells the real story behind a town whose silence lead to the suicides of a disturbing number of victims. This film is a cautionary tale for parents and their children and a horrifying example of what happens when one stays quiet about sexual abuse/molestation.
WHAT HAUNTS US tells the story about the 1997 class of Porter Gaud High School in Charleston, South Carolina that graduated 49 boys. Within the last 35 years, six of these boys committed suicide. Filmmaker Tolmach graduated from Porter Gaud, and now she digs deep with this film in discovering the dark secrets that have lingered and haunted this community that she so loves. The six boys that committed suicide featured in the film didn't have to die if they would have spoken out and not remained quiet about what had happened to them. However, the shame associated with this nightmare often weighs more on the victims - only to keep them silent.
WHAT HAUNTS US is not a new story, but it is the continuing common tale of sexual abuse, molestation, shame and a community's silence so that "no one rocks the boat" rings all too true to this day. Until, we as concerned people speak up, these crimes against innocent victims will continue.
WHAT HAUNTS US is directed by Paige Goldberg Tolmach and produced by Frank Marshall and Matt Tolmach. It is one of the new non-fiction films coming from THE KENNEDY/MARSHALL COMPANY DOCUMENTARY DIVISION.
WHAT HAUNTS US will be screening at DOC NYC on November 13th at the IFC CENTERSteve Holleran - FIRE CHASERS
November 07, 2017 07:09 PM PST
This docuseries takes viewers into the heart of devastating wildfires in California. Due to factors that include climate change and altered vegetation patterns, the number of infernos that erupt during fire season are on the rise, leading to lives being lost and millions of dollars worth of damage being done. "Fire Chasers" follows members of Cal Fire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department as they battle the blazes that threaten wildlife, natural terrain and potentially thousands of homes. The show also highlights new recruits who are training to join the force and artists who document the apocalyptic-looking damage in photos.
Today my guest on the show the cinematographer for FIRE CHASERS, Steve Holleran. I asked Steve on the show to discuss the series, climate change, how skateboarding influenced his work, and an experimental one take film that takes place on the night of Trump's election called A BOY, A DREAM: LOVE ON ELECTION NIGHT.
FIRE CHASERS is currently streaming on Netflix.Sam Pollard - MAYNARD
November 07, 2017 06:12 AM PST
He was Obama before Obama, Maynard Holbrook Jackson became the first black Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia in 1973 and this film is an exploration into a man who had dreams and ambitions to be a public servant for his people seeing that it was the next logical step in the journey that had been started by Dr. King, and so many others who had blazed the trail during the years of horrific segregation.
Maynard interviews include President Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton, Vernon Jordan, Ambassador Andrew Young, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Jesse Jackson, former Atlanta Mayor’s Sam Massel and Shirley Franklin, and current Mayor Kasim Reed to name a few.
Today my guest is the director of Maynard, an Academy Award nominee, Emmy winner and 4 time Peabody Award, Sam Pollard. On this episode, we discuss his film, how the current administration has empowered the radical right, and the likelihood of Mr. Pollard directing a rom-com.
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