Alicia goes backstage at the Noir City film festival to chat with its founder, the Czar of Noir, TCM host, Eddie Muller. They talk about his noir-esque father, how the film festival started and the possibly illegal things he’s done to save a movie from being destroyed.
Alicia visits the production office of producer Fred Berger, who talks about the type of obsession and passion it takes to shepherd an original film from concept to cinema, without sacrificing the vision of the director. And… what a producer actually does!
Alicia talks to Kent Jones in a loud hotel room. He is the former director of the New York Film Festival, who is now a filmmaker in his own right. They chat about being obsessed with film, taking time to achieve your goals and feeling the fear but doing it anyway.
Alicia chats with choreographer Nina McNeely, who worked with Gaspar Noé for ‘Climax’. Nina reveals the challenges in creating a one take sequence featuring dancers with very different styles and how she became a choreographer.
Alicia meets a talented screenwriter we’re all going to know very soon! Amanda Idoko has four projects in production, and was also the creator of the #ShowUsYourRoom hashtag on twitter to make a point about diversity in writers rooms. As you’ll hear, Amanda is a delightful and fun woman with a big future, and great advice for aspiring writers.
Alicia travels with her mics to talk with director Sebastian Lelio, about remaking his own film after six years and how he decided to make films in a country under a regime which had no industry.
Alicia chats to foley artist Alyson Dee Moore, who has replaced sound on a whole variety of films from ‘Inception’ to ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. She explains what this job entails and the art behind making noises.
Alicia is back in studio C to talk with independent director / producer / writer / actor Jim Cummings about how to fund and distribute your own films outside of the traditional studio system, why watching movies feels like you have friends and his teenage version of ‘The Matrix’! I recommend following Jim on twitter: @jimmycthatsme
Alicia sits down with filmmaker and fellow film obsessive Karyn Kusama, to talk about the effect of seeing ‘Eraserhead’ at ten years old, being the only one at film school who didn’t want to make the next ‘Star Wars’ and being ahead of her time!
Alicia is in a proper studio with an Oscar-nominated director, Rayka Zehtabchi. Her bold short documentary, “Period. End of Sentence” sent her from film school to a village in India, and now… to the Academy Awards. We talk about exploring social issues on film, loving “Lord of the Rings” and the reaction she had on Oscar nomination morning when her short film got in.