Movie Meltdown: Out on the Veranda with Vincent Grashaw
This week we kick-off our coverage of the Flyover Film Festival as we sit out on the veranda and talk with director Vincent Grashaw. Vincent’s latest feature And Then I Go just made its worldwide premiere at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival before coming to Flyover. We discuss the challenges of getting his latest drama made and the way he tries to approach its sensitive subject matter. We also address his early films as well as his previous feature Coldwater and about the crazy experiences working on and producing the indie hit Bellflower.
And while we come to terms with the fact that some of us never grow out of that awkward stage, we also bring up… film festivals, Arman Darbo and Sawyer Barth, the power of friendship, Get Out, shooting on-location, nothing to do with the industry, The Beguiled, back to school sales, I like to read other people’s stuff and fall in love with it, someone stole my pencil, The Thin Red Line, Sunday night uneasiness, It Comes at Night, a very suburban feel, He Got Game, a form of trickery, The Babadook, unfiltered shame, Evan Glodell, you don’t want to glamorous it, It Follows, working with kids, your world is only that big, he was somebody I really believed in, mental health, shooting in Louisville, elevated horror, there are no single answers to these tragedies, The Witch, everything hurts more, is that your wheelhouse, Saving Private Ryan, access to guns, you hit this wall, Trigger Street, probably very illegal?, Seven, a user review on IMDB, actually trying to get a feature made, The Basketball Diaries, we were all crazy at that time, ripping off other movies, Kids, if you only knew the hell we went through, we were just doing it, forensic investigation, true crime books and the most impressionable years.
“…it was… I’d say the most down and dirty a group of friends… can make a movie.”