Alex Winter is a writer-director whose most recent films are the documentaries Deep Web and Downloaded. A former child actor on Broadway, he found fame playing Bill S. Preston, Esquire in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey. The co-creator of the MTV show The Idiot Box, he made his directorial debut in 1993 with Freaked. Winter is currently working on a documentary about Frank Zappa. Learn more at his official website.
On this latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, musician, actor, writer and broadcaster Henry Rollins sits down with longtime friend and collaborator Alex Winter, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker also known for playing Bill in the Bill and Ted movies. In an inspiring, wide-ranging discussion touching on their many creative pursuits, the two talk about numerous subjects, including: how Crispin Glover encouraged Rollins to pursue acting, Winter’s classic response to MTV’s request for him to VJ in character as Bill, Rollins’ story about taking a bus to a catastrophic audition for The Lion King, his planned documentary which was nixed in record time by National Geographic. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.
Henry Rollins’ new film, The Last Heist, is out now in theaters and on VOD.
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 by Derek Olds and edited by Elia Einhorn