Jason Lapeyre says "War is No Place for Adults".
By Adam Stovall Jason Lapeyre is a writer/director living in Toronto. His film, I Declare War, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, was distributed by Drafthouse Films and Phase Four Films, and is currently available on DVD and Bluray. The film follows thirteen kids who spend a day playing War in the woods. Recently, […]
The writer-director of Riddick talks about knowing whose opinion to listen to, honoring the fans, and the many, many hours one must put in to tell even a simple story.
by Adam Stovall “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice.” —Someone, a long, long time ago. There’s a common bit of wisdom among writers that everyone’s first attempt is bad. Be it a script, novel, whatever—chances are you will look back on it with no small amount of embarrassment. Of course, that’s […]
The writer of You’re Next opens his toolbox and describes his collaboration with director Adam Wingard
by Adam Stovall Everyone always asks how Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard met, so let’s get that out of the way first. In 2003, Barrett was on the set of Dead Birds, his first produced screenplay, and Evan L. Katz was visiting the set to cover the film for Fangoria magazine. It turns out Katz […]
Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber explain how they got to Now
by Adam Stovall There are people for whom Star Wars will always be their pinnacle of filmmaking. There are people for whom Pulp Fiction will forever be the film that made them love cinema. Lawrence of Arabia, Annie Hall, Videodrome—very different films that all have come to define the life goals and decision-making of ourselves, […]