Little man, big cheerleader, all fantasy.
9 Questions and a lightning round with Morgan Lawley
Let's talk about the movie "Little Man on Campus." What inspired you
to make this movie?
I had met with atomfilms and they were just entering into
a partnership with Ford for 3 shorts that had the Focus in them..They
had seen my other short "What I Did For Love" and asked me to write
a script.. I think they asked 6 filmmakers to write and picked 3.
How has it been putting your film online?
It's been great although I must admit I'm not a techie and I can't
seem to view my own film at home.
How did you get Barry Livingston to be in your film?
It was originally written for Wallace Shawn (Princess Bride) but he
passed and Barry's picture came in with the submissions from the casting
breakdown and I was like "Oh My God that's Ernie" He was perfect and
he read with all the other actors for me and was lovely..So I changed
the script to accommodate him.
I know you have a lot of music video connections, is that how you
were able to contact Wallace Shawn?
No it had nothing to do with the video stuff...The executive producer,
Gregg Apirian, just called his agent...
What advice would you give to young film makers
on asking their favorite stars to be in their indie film projects?
Call the agents and managers and begin relationships. Money talks...
You describe the "casting breakdown." What is
that? How can I get in on one of those?
The breakdown is a casting service that goes out to all agents everyday.
It lists projects currently casting. You call them and tell them about
your project and the roles that are available and what the pay is,
if any, and that's it. Agents and mangers then send piles and piles
of pictures to you and you weed through them and then see the people
What's coming up next for you?
Well I have a screwball romantic comedy called "Something Old Something
New" which is being made by Shooting Gallery that we are in the process
of casting and will be made after the dreaded strikes.
What did I forget to ask you?
If I got a free car for doing the film? No
Ready for the Lighting Round?
Favorite Sound? a belly laugh
Favorite Word? that's a hard one Fuck
Favorite Taste? Good Tequila
Favorite Piece of clothing? My wedding
dress from Les Habitudes Dinette Set or Trip
to Europe? Trip
Ability to Fly or to Turn Invisible?
the Movie Little Man on Campus on atomfilms.com