Jeanie Finlay is a British artist and filmmaker who creates intimate, funny and personal documentary films and artworks. Her focus is on creating compelling portraits and is obsessed with telling other people’s stories. Her work is known for its innovative approach to engaging with audiences in meaningful ways. Her documentaries includes Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, The Great Hip Hop Hoax, Sound It Out, Goth Cruise and Teenland. (Photo by Jo Irvine.)
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film Podcast, we celebrate the 25th anniversary re-release of Wayne’s World with a conversation between the film’s director, Penelope Spheeris – who also made the legendary trilogy of Decline of Western Civilization punk documentaries – and Jeanie Finlay, a maker of music docs herself and also a big Wayne’s World fan. Over the course of their highly entertaining chat, the two discuss: all things Wayne’s World, getting Ozzy Osbourne to make eggs in Decline Part II, IMDb errors, Spheeris’ accidental career as a studio comedy director, the two mysterious documentary projects she’s working on, exactly what she thought of Donald Trump when he made a cameo in Little Rascals, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered and edited by Mark Yoshizumi; the Talkhouse podcast producer is Elia Einhorn.