Your new webseries Everyday
Life, if Directed by... - in a few words, what is it about?
would your average person’s boring, mundane life be like... if
it was directed by a famous filmmaker.
were your sources of inspiration when writing Everyday
Life, if Directed by...?
day my friends and I were complaining that we were all having a really
boring week. Then we started joking around saying that we needed Quentin
Tarantino to direct our days - “Wouldn’t be so boring then!” The
jokes expanded to how our routine days would play out if we had
different directors deciding our fate.
What can you tell us
about your co-writer Rich McDonald, and what was your collaboration like?
comes from the world of stand-up comedy where he goes by the name Big
Rich From Jersey. I’ve worked with him as a writer/producer
and actor for nearly a decade. He understood what the show was
about nearly instantly and was the perfect person for me to collaborate
directors you picked for Everyday
Life, if Directed by..., Quentin Tarantino, Alfred Hitchcock,
Martin Scorsese and M. Night Shyamalan - why them?
are legendary directors… everyone knows who they are and their work
has had a major impact on our culture.
did actually come first, the respective director or the situation they
would (in a roundabout way) have to tackle?
chose a list of directors and made a list of mundane, daily activities.
Then we kind of looked them both over and thought “wouldn’t it be
funny if so-and-so directed…”
did you study your respective directors' directorial styles, and how easy
or hard was it to emulate the style of each one? And directing pretty much
as another director, did you ever feel the urge to add some personal
quirks to the proceedings?
purposely picked 3 directors that I was VERY familiar with and the 4th
one my writing partner is a huge fan of, so that helped. I don’t
feel it was hard to emulate them because their styles are so strong.
These are true auteurs. And yes, my personal style is still always
present in these episodes… it’s just my style of parodying.
What can you tell us about
Life, if Directed by...'s cast, and why exactly these people?
worked with Adam Vadasz numerous times over the past 13 years. I
knew he’d be perfect for the role… I wrote it for him. The
audience sees the story through his eyes, he’s the comedic everyman.
Natalie Holt, his wife, was suggested to me by a close friend when I was
casting the pilot. She’s one of the most versatile actresses
I’ve ever worked with.
few word about the shoot(s) as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
Always a lot of fun. We’re a tight-knit group and we all LOVE what we
$64-question of course, where can Everyday
Life, if Directed by... be seen?
currently playing on Tongal’s YouTube channel.
Will there be more
episodes of Everyday
Life, if Directed by..., and if so, which directors and everyday
activities will be next on your list?
sure right now… I can’t say a lot about that. But I can say
that at this stage all possibilities are still on the table.
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Links for Everyday
Life, if Directed by…
Martin Scorsese: https://youtu.be/J_v5POoPKIM
for the interview!