Thanks to Sundance Channel!
After posting that, an agency associated with the Sundance Channel wrote to inform me that Ed Burns was going to be a guest on their new filmmaker interview series The Mortified Sessions and if I’d be willing to write a post about it. I checked out some of the back episodes and was very impressed and wrote back that I’d be more than happy to help spread the word. And I must say that the Ed Burns episode was fantastic.
I just ordered the DVD of his previous micro-budget 3-man crew indie Nice Guy Johnny, which includes some extras including an audio commentary track by Ed Burns.
I’ve loved his work, going back to this breakout Sundance indie hit The Brothers McMullen, which includes some of the best naturalistic acting that I’ve seen in any film made with any amount of money. I then picked up the DVD just to listen to Burns’ commentary track and, as I’ve stated in the recommended movies in the back of my book Naked Filmmaking, the commentary track was worth the price of the movie in itself. So I can’t wait to see Nice Guy Johnny and listen to Burns discuss the making of it.
Got home from work last week and found a thick envelope on the front step and wondered, “Hmm… what did I win on eBay that I can’t remember?”
Took it in and opened it to find this thank you swag from Sundance Channel. A Sundance hoodie T-shirt and cool Sundance journal book. And a few other cool little items. I know I’m using “cool” a lot here — but, hey, it’s the Sundance Channel!
This wasn’t necessary. I was honored to be asked to write something about The Mortified Sessions but it’s something that I would have been happy to write about anyway.
Thank you, Sundance Channel. Very cool!!!