Chicago-based filmmaker Harley McKabe spoke to Solzy at the Movies on a rainy Wednesday last week in advance of The Other Guy Part: .37 premiering on Friday night. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things going? Harley McKabe: Things are going well. I enjoy the rain. You recently wrote and directed The Other Guy Part: .37, which is premiering on July 21st during a punk rock concert at Reggie’s Music…"Filmmaker Harley McKabe talks The Other Guy Part: .37"
Conan writer Rob Kutner recently spoke to Solzy at the Movies in advance of his signing appearance at the Golden Apple Comics table (Booth #1806) at Comic-Con in San Diego this Friday, July 21st, at 6 PM. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Rob Kutner: Since I’m writing this from LA and currently still have power, I can’t complain! Conan is returning to tape more episodes in…"SDCC: Conan writer Rob Kutner talks Shrinkage, Comic-Con appearance"
Transgender musican and filmmaker Jordan Hope Miller recently spoke to Solzy at the Movies about his upcoming documentary series, Their Hope: An Untold Narrative of Trans Experience. You can donate to the project on Indiegogo. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Jordan Hope Miller: Things are treating me very well. I am in the process of taking a leap of faith and pursuing something that has been calling…"Jordan Hope Miller talks documentary series Their Hope: An Untold Narrative of Trans Experience"
Chicago filmmaker Nicholas De Fina recently spoke with Solzy at the Movies about his award-winning animated feature LeSeurdmin. Thank you for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things treating you? Nicholas De Fina: Well enough, and yourself? I’m doing well, thanks. Your animated feature, LeSeurdmin, is currently playing the festival circuit and recently took home awards for Best Feature and Director at the 2017 Houston Comedy Film Festival and has been selected for…"Chicago filmmaker Nicholas De Fina talks LeSeurdmin"
Transgender showrunner Amy Fox took some time to talk to Solzy at the Movies about The Switch. When did you conceive the idea for this series, which is the first transgender sitcom, and how soon did you start a Kickstarter campaign for The Switch? Amy Fox: We came up with the idea in 2010. We did a web pilot and tried kickstarting a first season in 2013 – but the Kickstarter failed. We made a…"Amy Fox talks The Switch, first transgender sitcom"
Paul Currie, an Australian filmmaker who directed the upcoming romantic thriller 2:22, spoke with Solzy at the Movies on Monday afternoon. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are things going? Paul Currie: It’s very good. How are you? I’m doing well. Having just watched 2:22 the other day, I am amazed at the recreation of Grand Central in New York. Given how much of the film is set at Grand Central, were…"Paul Currie talks about upcoming thriller 2:22"
Following the premiere of And Then There Was Eve at the LA Film Festival, transgender actress Rachel Crowl took some time to talk to Solzy at the Movies about the film and what can be done to improve transgender representation in the media. Originally, I was going to run her responses as a part of a larger feature story on what can be done to improve things but I’ve decided to run this separately ahead…"Rachel Crowl talks And Then There Was Eve, Transgender Opportunities in Media"
Actor Jim O’Heir spoke to me early this afternoon in a phone call lasting nearly 15 minutes. Our conversation covered Parks and Recreation, Middle Man, and baseball. He is currently starring in Middle Man, playing in select theaters this weekend. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are you doing? Jim O’Heir: Good. When I last interviewed you two years ago, you were starring in the final season of Parks and Recreation and…"INTERVIEW: Jim O’Heir talks Middle Man, Parks and Recreation"
Actor Josh McDermitt, who also stars in AMC’s The Walking Dead, spoke to me late this morning in an interview as he promotes Middle Man. The indie film opens in select theaters this weekend. Thanks for joining Solzy at the Movies today. How are you doing? Josh McDermitt: I’m doing awesome. You doing alright? Yeah, hanging in there. What attracted you to the role of T-Bird in Middle Man? Josh McDermitt: It’s something completely different…"INTERVIEW: Josh McDermitt talks Middle Man and The Walking Dead"
Comedian Fortune Feimster was on hand at Millennium Park in Chicago for the release of Office Christmas Party on Blu-Ray and DVD yesterday. Feimster played Uber driver Lonny in the movie. To celebrate the release, Paramount Pictures brought a money booth so fans had a chance to win cash and other prizes, such as clothing or a digital copy of the film. I had the opportunity to talk to Fortune about her career in comedy,…"Fortune Feimster promotes Office Christmas Party in Chicago"