October 5, 2016 at 9:24AM
‘Blue Jay’ & Directing Mark Duplass with Alex Lehmann
On today’s episode I have the pleasure of interviewing first-time feature film director Alex Lehmann. And his first film is a hell of way to launch a directing career. His new film is called Blue Jay starring Mark Duplass (who also wrote and produced) and Sarah Paulson (recent Emmy Winner for The People vs OJ Simpson).
Blue Jay just had it’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews:
“If the hour and a half spent inside this story seems fleeting, it’s only because sometimes that’s the best you can ask of a good nostalgia trip.” – IndieWire
Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts (Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson) reflect on their shared past through the lens of their differently dissatisfied presents, in this tender, wise and affecting chamber drama from first-time feature director Alex Lehmann.
Check out my conversation with Alex Lehmann and if you listen to until the end he promises to give out Mark Duplass’ personal cell number. Apparently this is how Mark likes to be pitched. Enjoy!