The director of two Truly Moving Picture Award-winning films, Tom Hooper joined us for a brief chat as he eagerly anticipates Oscar season. Tom had previously directed the TMPA winner Longford, and now with The King’s Speech nominated for twelve Academy Awards, including Tom himself for Best Director, we expect to hear a lot more about him and his film in the coming weeks. Tom discussed his role in directing the film, his cast of seasoned British and Australian actors, and shared some insight into the research that went into the film and how it affected the speech therapy King George VI underwent. Thanks to our audience on Facebook and Twitter for suggesting many of the questions we asked!
British director Nigel Cole talks with us about his Truly Moving Picture Award winner, Made in Dagenham. Nigel discusses the historic moment in civil rights history that his film depicts, a story that has never before been filmed. He also mentions finding desolate factory settings, a result of the current economic situation, in which to shoot his 1960′s factory scenes.
Nathan Greno and Byron Howard join us from Australia to discuss their new film, the Truly Moving Picture Award winner Tangled. They talk about their involvement with the project and what they love about animation. Don’t miss their discussion of the “Hot Man Meeting” they held with some of Disney’s female staff in an effort to make the most handsome hero in Disney history!
This is part 2 of our interview with Rabbit Hole director John Cameron Mitchell. Click here for part 1. In part 2 John talks about the difficulties of balancing humor and grief, and in finding the right tone for the hope at the end of the film. He also discusses the finer points of directing, including finding the small gestures that can carry more weight than any line of dialogue.
John Cameron Mitchell speaks with us about the challenges of crafting a meticulous, carefully balanced family drama. Rabbit Hole, a film that explores the grief experienced by a couple who have lost their son, is based on the play of the same name by David Lindsay-Abaire. Although difficult at times, the film explores the human journey in a realist, honest fashion, and provides a vital amount of hope at the end. In part 1 of this interview, John talks about his love for the source material, and working with stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.
Randall Wallace, director of the Truly Moving Picture Award winning Secretariat, talks about his involvement with the film’s production, including the use of small hand-held cameras to capture the intensity of the horse races. Wallace also talks about those films that truly move him, and mentions a couple of his own films. As the screenwriter for the Truly Moving Picture Award winner Braveheart, Wallace certainly knows a thing or two about crafting powerful films.
Producer of Toy Story, Over the Hedge and Tarzan, Bonnie Arnold shares her experience on producing her most recent project, How to Train Your Dragon. Arnold shares some insights into bringing the book to life on screen as well as a personal look at her journey in becoming a producer. Hear her thoughts on the evolution of 3D animation and find out her most truly moving film of all time.
Bruce Beresford is the director of five Truly Moving Picture Award recipients, with Mao’s Last Dancer following Breaker Morant, Tender Mercies, Driving Miss Daisy and Paradise Road. In this interview, Bruce talks about exploring the complex world of ballet, the experience of filming in a foreign land, and the films that have inspired him.
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In his debut feature film, Chi Cao plays the role of a Chinese ballet dancer who defects to the United States. In this interview Chi talks about his experience being a first-time actor in a major production. He also discusses filming Mao’s Last Dancer in his homeland of China and his unique relationship with Li Cunxin, the author of the autobiography from which the film was adapted.
World-renowned director, producer and writer Rob Reiner talks to us about his sixth Truly Moving Picture Award-winning film, Flipped. Reiner describes the moment he decided to make the film and why he chose to set the film during a “time of innocence.” He also shares his personal most truly moving picture and how meaningful that film is to him and his career.