Film Interviews

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 Brock Swinson

“Men Becoming Fathers” Screenwriter Cheryl Guerriero on ‘Palmer’

“Men Becoming Fathers” Screenwriter Cheryl Guerriero on ‘Palmer’

For the bulk of Cheryl Guerriero’s life, she was involved heavily with sports. She was a Nation Lacrosse Champion, then worked for a sports agent and a sports apparel company. Despite this success, Guerriero felt unfulfilled and wanted to move back to her true passion: writing. “I had an idea for a movie and I […]

 Brock Swinson

“Loss of Sound, Vibration of the Soul” Writer/Director Darius Marder on ‘Sound of Metal’ (Part 2)

“Loss of Sound, Vibration of the Soul” Writer/Director Darius Marder on ‘Sound of Metal’ (Part 2)
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Sound Of Metal

Here is the second part of our interview with Sound Of Metal co-writer, Darius Marder. Opposing Ideas   Beyond the mentor-protégé relationship, other themes within the movie revolve around include, “the lengths someone will go to recapture something lost,” Marder adds, “That fixation can be that person’s own worst enemy. [The movie] is really a […]

 Brock Swinson

“Loss of Sound, Vibration of the Soul” Writer/Director Darius Marder on ‘Sound of Metal’ (Part 1)

“Loss of Sound, Vibration of the Soul” Writer/Director Darius Marder on ‘Sound of Metal’ (Part 1)
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Sound Of Metal

“It’s kind of a cool thing, on a writing level,” said writer/director Darius Marder, “because there were some different stages to the writing of this movie. The first stage of writing wasn’t pen to paper, but in the form of the documentary [Metalhead]. Having cut a lot of documentaries as an editor way back, we […]

 Brock Swinson

“Stories of Resistance To Create Change” Documentarian Bryan Fogel on ‘The Dissident’ and ‘Icarus’

“Stories of Resistance To Create Change” Documentarian Bryan Fogel on ‘The Dissident’ and ‘Icarus’

A dissident is a person who opposes official policy, particularly within an authoritarian state. In the new documentary by Bryan Fogel, The Dissident tracks the life of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for speaking out against the Saudi regime. Fogel, the Academy-Award winning director of Icarus, […]

 Jim

Adam Mason & Simon Boyes Talk “Songbird”

Adam Mason & Simon Boyes Talk “Songbird”

Screenwriters Adam Mason and Simon Boyes had an idea. Lockdown had just begun and they began working on their next screenplay, Songbird, determined to shoot it during a pandemic that was expected to last a few months. It began as a monster story set in a pandemic. Nine months later, Mason (also the film’s director) and […]