From The Solid State:
A new interview with Garret and Chad McKinney showed up at ScreenFish. Hit the link to read it.
The first feature by directors Tom and Sam McKeith, one might think that an experienced actor such as Dillahunt would be phased by joining a project with relative newcomers behind the camera. In fact, however, working with the two young men was something that interested him about the project.
“They’re pretty impressive young men to me, especially to keep that vision in the midst of that sort of chaos… My favourite projects generally are with first time directors because they’re so prepared… They have this story that they want to tell and they have the whole thing in their head. It’s kind of what filmmaking is supposed to be… There was a time where people told stories.” Keep reading
The first interview from the Toronto Film Festival showed up today. Enjoy:
Beast, the film Garret made in the Philippines last summer, will have its world premiere at the 2015 TIFF. The first screenings are scheduled for September 14 and there will be a few more before the festival is over. For dates and venues, visit TIFF.net.
There is also, finally, some info about the film and a few stills:
In the teeming, steaming streets of Manila, we meet Jaime (Chad McKinney), a young Filipino-American boxer managed by his father Rick (Garret Dillahunt), an American expat. Rick has great ambitions for his son, and convinces the reluctant Jaime to tamper with his gloves in order to win a match that matters a lot to some nefarious sideliners. When his defeated opponent dies from injuries sustained in the match, the guilt-stricken Jaime insists on turning himself in, despite pressure from his father to keep quiet. However, the criminals who had a stake in the game are combing the streets for Jaime, and the young boxer has already found his way to his opponent’s family — who now must join him on the run.