Brian and Charles – Q&A with Jim Archer, Rupert Majendie, David Earl, and Chris Hayward

The following questions and answers are excerpted from a conversation that followed the NBR screening of Brian and Charles. This project started as a radio sketch, became a live show, and now it’s a mockumentary. I’m interested in the differences between those and what you needed to consider to make this film. Jim Archer: I didn’t […]

Resurrection – Q&A with Andrew Semans

What goes into fully developing characters like Margaret and David?  
Andrew Semans: I don’t have any brilliant insights into that, I don’t think. I think it’s just a matter of building up characters bit by bit, little by little, stealing from anybody you know, or any experiences you’ve had that seem to be relevant, and of course stealing from other films and other stories!

Elvis – Q&A with Baz Luhrmann, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, and Yola

Baz, I read that you were not setting out to make a biopic. Tell us a bit about that approach and how that informed the film we saw today?
I love a good biopic as much as anyone, but they tend to be formulaic… someone is born, then this happens, then that happens