Shawn had the chance to sit down with actor turned director Joseph Cross and producer Audrey Tommassini to discuss their upcoming film Summer Night, which made its world premiere at the 2019 Atlanta Film Festival.
The film follows a young, tight-knit group of friends who fall in and out of love over the course of one intoxicating, music-filled summer night. It features an amazing ensemble cast that includes the likes of Ellar Coltrane, Justin Chatwin, Analeigh Tipton, Lana Condor and Hayden Szeto (who makes a special appearance in this episode).
Topics discussed include:
- Challenges of being a first-time director and producer
- How assembling a great team can make or break your movie
- Putting together the incredible ensemble cast
- The importance of the female perspective
- Directing actors as an actor
- The amazing Georgia crew that raised the funds to finish the film when financing fell through
Summer Night will be available on streaming platforms and in a limited theatrical release on July 12. Follow the film on Instagram for updates: @summernightmovie.