TIFF Long Take
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TIFF Long Take is the show that talks to the smartest people in the industry to answer the big questions about what, why, and how we watch. Each week, hosts Rob Kraszewski and Geoff Macnaughton are joined by insiders, journalists, and creators who provide mind-changing insights into the world of the moving image.Read more »
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What Does a Festival Award Mean to a Young Filmmaker?
5 days ago
This week on TIFF Long Take, Geoff sits down with independent filmmaker Desiree Akhavan. Following her acclaimed 2014 debut, Appropriate Behavior, Akhavan’s latest is an adaptation of Emily. M Danforth’s novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post. The film, which stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Sasha Lane, won the Grand Jury Prize for US Drama at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Akhavan is also an actress, appearing in projects like Girl’s and Creep 2. Akhavan talks about how she approached the adaptation process, why having a hit film at Sundance didn’t make the financing of her future projects any easier, and how she adapted her original vision of The Miseducation of Cameron Post script to make it work with a smaller budget. She also talks about why Chloë Grace Moretz’s interest in joining the cast surprised her, why, despite glowing reviews and festival awards, it took so long to sell the film, and why she finds making TV more difficult than making movies.Read more »