“People keep saying it’s a war film… .it’s a movie about a family. And if you have a family, if you’ve ever struggled to be a father, or to communicate to your children how much you love them, if you’ve ever had that struggle, if you know what that feels like, this is a movie for you.” – Adam Simon
How many of you reading this consider yourselves to be creatives of some sort?
Have you “made it” yet?
What do you think that will entail? What will it look like?
In a candid interview, screenwriter Adam Simon talks about his journey as a divorced dad and starving artist, as one of his scripts was finally made into a major Hollywood motion picture: Man Down, staring Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Jai Courtney, Gary Oldman, Clifton Collins Jr, and directed by Dito Montiel. The film debuts this Friday, 2 December 2016 in theaters across the country. Check out the trailer:
Like many stories, like war itself – the interview ends in an unexpected place. It’s absolutely worth the journey – just – not what I thought it would be. Creatives, artists, dreamers – take notes. I hope you enjoy this conversation with screenwriter Adam Simon.
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