This week, we’re kicking off our SXSW coverage on a particularly high note. That’s because this interview features arguably the best voice we’ve ever had on the podcast in Nick Offerman, and also one of the best laughs we’ve ever had on the show in actress Trieste Kelly Dunn. They are joined by acclaimed indie director Bob Byington to discuss the creation of Infinity Baby, a film that premiered to uproarious laughter at the festival last week.
Trieste Kelly Dunn in "Infinity Baby"
The film is a convergence of three separate narratives surrounding a corporation that sells a highly unusual product: babies that never age. So while Byington may have made a name for himself with naturalistic movies like 7 Chinese Brothers, it's the surrealistic elements of Infinity Baby that act as a springboard to the intricate dialogue of screenwriter Onur Tukel and grounded performances from Offerman, Kelly Dunn and the rest of the cast.
We talk about how script supervising may be the best training ground for directors, how Nick Offerman overcame being a "bad actor," and how if you're looking to make a name for yourself in Hollywood, all you have to do is make sure you have fresh laundry.
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This episode was produced and edited by Jon Fusco.