Interviews - Screenwriters


Past Imperfect: Christopher and Jonathan Nolan on Memory, Metaphysics and Memento

Memento (Photo by Danny Rothenberg)

The following interview with Christopher and Jonathan Nolan was originally published as the cover story of Filmmaker‘s Winter, 2001 issue. As French film critic Andre Bazin might have once said: “Why don’t you take a picture? It’ll last longer.” Bazin,…  Read more

By Jul 30, 2020

“People are Actually Reading My Scripts When I Send Them!”: Brea Grant on Tribeca Premiere 12 Hour Shift

Angela Bettis in 12 Hour Shift

It was to be a triumphant springtime festival run for Brea Grant. The actor, writer and director (who first won notoriety a decade ago on the NBC series Heroes), had not one, but two, premieres on her calendar at the…  Read more

By May 13, 2020

“Rodeos are Incredibly Dangerous”: Annie Silverstein on Bull


In Annie Silverstein’s Bull, an at-risk teenage girl, Kris (by Amber Havard), is thrust into a relationship with neighbor Abe (Rob Morgan), a rodeo bullfighter nearing the end of his career. Silverstein’s feature debut builds out from her 2014 short…  Read more

By May 1, 2020

Five Questions for Writer/Director Kerem Sanga about His Tribeca Competition Drama, The Violent Heart

The Violent Heart

Played with a compelling mixture of sensitivity and suppressed rage by Joven Adepo (The Leftovers, Sorry for Your Loss) Daniel, the young auto mechanic and ex-con at the center of Kerem Sanga’s The Violent Heart, is a man imprinted by…  Read more

By Apr 28, 2020

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