J.C. Chandor was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his directorial debut Margin Call, which also won multiple awards including two Independent Spirit Awards. His two subsequent films, All Is Lost starring Robert Redford and A Most Violent Year with Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, garnered huge critical acclaim as well as nominations from the Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards and Gotham Awards. He currently lives outside New York City with his wife, painter Cameron Goodyear, and their two children.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, Academy Award nominee J.C. Chandor, the director of Margin Call and All is Lost, is in conversation with Borderline Films’ Josh Mond, a producer turned writer-director whose debut feature, James White, is out now. The two friends discuss Mond’s personal and professional path to this semi-autobiographical film inspired by his own experiences with his late mother as she battled cancer, while their chat also touches on: Mond’s aborted first feature, a sex comedy that was to star Jonah Hill; which of his collaborators had a full beard at 13; and how The Jinx, Andrew Jarecki’s sensational doc miniseries about Robert Durst, threw a wrench into James White‘s editing process. 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 Elia Einhorn