Interviews

Interviews from various film festivals and theatrical releases

A Chat with Doug Block on Relationships, Marriage, and 112 Weddings.

During Hot Docs last month, I had the pleasure of sitting down with 112 Weddings filmmaker Doug Block. It was clear I was being fit into his already packed schedule, as an exhausted Block sat down across from me at a scavenged table in the Rogers Industry Center....

A Chat With Kris Kaczor and David Regos of Divide in Concord

It was a sunny afternoon, and the temperature was finally starting to inch upwards of ten degrees when I met Kris Kaczor and David Regos. Director and Producer respectively of Hot Docs 2014 feature Divide in Concord, they met me at TIFF Bell Lightbox for a quick chat...

My Chat with Toronto Verve

Earlier this month, I sat down with Nigel Hamid from Toronto Verve for a little photo shoot through Toronto's subway system, and a chat about film. We had it out about my experience with film (necessarily and perfunctorily summed up - I can talk a lot! Poor guy had to...

A Few More Words with Don Thacker of MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH – Part II

Following my roundtable interview with Don Thacker during Toronto After Dark, and after seeing Motivational Growth, I had a few follow up questions for the delightfully verbose director. Sitting on a Starbucks patio at Queen St West and John, Thacker was kind enough...

A Few Words with Don Thacker on MOTIVATIONAL GROWTH – Part I

During the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Don Thacker, writer and director of the inventive, absurdist film with the talking mould: Motivational Growth. Now, Don’s a wonderful guy. But to say that I spoke at all would...

Jeremy Gardner and Adam Cronheim discuss THE BATTERY

Far and away one of the best films at Toronto After Dark this year, The Battery has been taking not only Toronto, but the international festival circuit by storm. Winner of three audience award prizes, and official selection of over 20 international film festivals,...

Jen and Sylvia Soska Talk American Mary, Bob and Their Devoted Fans

On May 30th I had the great fortune to speak to Jen and Sylvia Soska, the twisted mastermind duo behind Dead Hooker in a Trunk and the now cultish American Mary. Unlike the last time we spoke, our arrangements were far more formal, but no less warm. Bright and excited...