Behind the Lens

Episode #151

February 1st, 2018 / 1:01:06

A fun-filled and enlightening BEHIND THE LENS this week thanks to special guests DAN MIRVISH and LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS!

With Slamdance Film Festival in full swing, what better way to celebrate indie film than with DAN MIRVISH.  Not just one of the co-founders of Slamdance, but a filmmaker in his own right, Dan is on hand talking about his latest directorial feature, BERNARD AND HUEY, starring Jim Rash and David Koechner.  A recently discovered, long lost script by the Pulitzer-Prize and Oscar-winning cartoonist, playwright and screenwriter, Jules Feiffer, BERNARD AND HUEY is the closing night feature at Slamdance.  Hear Dan talk about the discovery of the script and bringing it to life . . . including developing characters previously experienced in cartoons and books, as well as turning his Culver City garage into a New York subway!

Then we have a legend on hand – LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS.  One of the hardest working and most consistently present actors since he first lit up our movie screenssome 30-years ago, Lou skyrocketed to fame thanks to turns in films like “Stand and Deliver”, “La Bamba”, and “Young Guns”, but over the years has successfully transitioned to television (most recently “Longmire”) and the stage, the latter as a Tony-nominee for “The King and I”, making him a real triple threat across the boards.  Lou’s constant presence continues with QUEST, also showing at Slamdance.  As with so many of Lou’s films, QUEST is emotionally powerful, heartbreaking, yet hopeful.  And while he goes against type with this performance, the messaging of the film is right in his wheelhouse.  One of our most favorite guests ever on BEHIND THE LENS, listen as Lou talks not only about QUEST, but working with young actors, mentoring, working with female directors (and he’s worked with many!), the industry today, how he selects projects, and more.  Enlightening and entertaining, LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS i interview you’ll want to hear again and again.

Plus, hear what Gerard Butler, writer/director Christian Gudegast, Curtis “50 Cent” JacksonO’Shea Jackson Jr., and Pablo Schreiber have to say about their new action heist thriller DEN OF THIEVES!




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