Amber Tamblyn is an actress, writer, activist and filmmaker. She is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Dark Sparkler, the novel Any Man, and the memoir Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution. Her debut feature as writer-director, the 2016 Paint It Black, starring Alia Shawkat, Alfred Molina and Janet McTeer, is now available on VOD. As an actress, she has appeared in the TV series General Hospital, Joan of Arcadia, House and Two and a Half Men and the films The Ring, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Grudge 2, Stephanie Daley (for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination) and 127 Hours. For more, visit her official website.
On the new episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, as she winds up the Kickstarter campaign for Axis, her debut feature as director, the multi-talented Aisha Tyler talks with fellow actress-turned-director Amber Tamblyn, whose Paint It Black premieres in June at the LA Film Festival. In their very entertaining and funny conversation, the two discuss their respective paths to the director’s chair, great L.A. movies (and Keeping Up with the Kardashians), why Amber is Aisha’s “Oreo tit,” how Aisha is a “machine,” and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.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, and produced by Elia Einhorn.