Stacie Passon‘s first feature film, Concussion, premiered in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was distributed by RADiUS-TWC. She received the Adrienne Shelly Director’s Grant and the Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers Gotham Award for the film, which was also nominated for Best First Feature at the Independent Sprit Awards and Breakthrough Director at the Gothams. Passon is currently developing her second feature film, Strange Things Started Happening.
The latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast features a conversation between writer-directors Stacie Passon (Concussion) and Ira Sachs, whose film about two men who finally marry after 39 years, Love is Strange, is released this week. The two friends and fellow filmmakers discuss full frontal nudity, how to get great performances, and the necessity of being a “hustler” in indie film. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at film.thetalkhouse.com.
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
2. “Prelude No. 15 in D-Flat, Op. 28” – Frédéric Chopin (from Love is Strange)
Episode engineered and edited by Elia Einhorn