From YouTube page – “This month, Ian and Sujewa welcome Liam Billingham of the OEUVRE BUSTERS podcast for a lively and somewhat contentious look at Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA. The stark Turkish drama centers on two murder suspects leading a team of investigators to their victim’s burial site. A long night of dead ends and rising tensions leads to revelations both ghoulish and deeply personal.”
UPDATE – Finishing Brooklyn Fantastic movie has been moved until the end of May because new storage devices and other tech needed to deal with the original Mini-DV footage has not arrived yet. I hope to have both Brooklyn Fantastic and Agnes The Alien finished by end of May. I did end up posting a new interview on 5/2.
ORIGINAL POST – Instead of an interview we will have another type of video content up on the blog on Sunday 5/3 late night – Mon 5/4 morning – the premiere of my 2009 filmed feature (might be a shorter feature than usual – maybe 60 mins) Brooklyn Fantastic – starring filmmaker and actor Amir Motlagh, also Susan Buice.
John Crye developed, produced or acquired for distribution films for Newmarket Films and later Wrekin Hill Entertainment. The list of films he worked on include Memento, The Prestige, Downfall, The Passion of the Christ, Velvet Goldmine, The Mexican, American Pie, Donnie Darko, Real Women Have Curves, Whale Rider, Monster. We had a lengthy discussion about John’s experience during these Covid-19 days, early days in the arts, getting started at Newmarket Films by making Memento, and many other related subjects. John has a lot of experience with indie film distribution and production – so this is a great episode for filmmakers and fans of the film world.
NYC Fantastic blog podcast #1 – RACHEL SCIACCA – from MAN movie – interview by Sujewa Ekanayake
NYC based filmmaker and blogger Sujewa Ekanayake interviews LA based actor Rachel Sciacca from Amir Motlagh’s excellent Slow Cinema feature MAN (2018). MAN was directed by Amir Motlagh, written by Amir Motlagh & Charles Borg, produced by Charles Borg + ANIMALS, and features Motlagh and Sciacca as the lead actors.
In this interview Sciacca talks about studying acting in NYC, moving to LA to pursue acting, 10 lost years, working with Amir Motlagh over 10 years ago, and making MAN movie. The conversation is 1.5 hrs long – and we also discuss life during the Covid-19 crisis and developing and maintaining an art making practice, how that relates to the film industry or “the business.”