David Oyelowo (The Water Man)
Actor David Oyelowo is acclaimed for his roles in projects like Selma and Les Miserables, but his directorial debut, The Water Man, is a kid-focused fantasy drama that draws from influences like Stand by Me and The Goonies. The much-praised film tells the story of a boy named Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) who sets off in search of a possibly mythical being who may be able to heal his leukemia-stricken mother (Rosario Dawson). Alfred Molina and Maria Bello also play key roles, and Oyelowo plays Gunner’s father.Our special guest interviewer this episode is Will Gluck, who recently directed Oyelowo in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, and asks incredibly incisive questions about the role of a director, when to listen to notes and ignore them, and trusting the audience. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.