For this week’s project profile we have filmmakers Christopher and Christine Kezelos, who are currently working on their upcoming film, The Sasquatch of Jackson Farm. Be sure to check out and support their Kickstarter campaign here.
Also check out our interview with Christopher and Christine Kezelos on next week’s “Meet the Filmmaker” segment from the Us Vs Film Podcast where we review Unexpected.
We were lucky to catch the film, Walter, and talk to director Anna Mastro and lead Andrew J. West. Be sure to check out the film in theaters now and on VOD.
Usvsfilm: What was it like adapting a short film to a feature length? Were there any obvious things that you wanted to change, or things that you wanted to add on from the short film?
The Dark Companion:
Howard (a puppet) has an existential crisis and nervous breakdown when he, and only he, can see his puppeteer… a featureless, humanoid shape that always looms over him, that he calls his “Dark Companion”. His relationship with his wife and friends quickly breakdown, when no one believes him, forcing Howard to take drastic measures.
We were lucky to catch a screening of the film A Teacher and interview the film’s director, Hannah Fidell, and stars of the film Lindsay Burdge and Will Brittain.
Usvsfilm: So before we start, I just wanted to say that I really liked the film and congratulations.
Hannah: Thank You.
A young child witnesses his neighbor having an affair and is bribed with a toy to stay quiet about the ordeal.