Pin It Share on Tumblr






`

SXSW 2014 Interview: Stephen Plunkett, John Magary & Josh Lucas Talk The Mend

Posted by Perri Nemiroff On March - 14 - 2014 0 Comment

Josh Lucas in The MendJohn Magary’s “The Mend” is a little bit of everything and that’s exactly what the first-time feature writer and director strove to achieve. As he explained himself, “I want it to be a strange experience to watch the movie … I want people to be along for the ride basically. If you’re not, it’s not gonna be fun.”

The story centers on two brothers, Alan and Mat (Stephen Plunkett and Josh Lucas). Mat is the more testy and lazy of the two whereas Alan is hoping to build a stable life for himself with his girlfriend, Farrah (Mickey Sumner). “The Mend” doesn’t feature a clear-cut narrative through which the brothers reconcile their differences, but rather takes a very natural approach to illustrating their connection, including ups, downs, senseless behavior and passionate arguments that all congeal to depict a particularly honest, layered version of their relationship.

With “The Mend” making its world premiere at SXSW 2014, Magary, Plunkett and Lucas were all in Austin, Texas for the event. Following its big debut, the trio sat down with ShockYa to offer a sense of what it took to get the film to where it is now. Catch what they had to say about building the story around a desirable budget and scope, the benefits and drawbacks to being able to assess their work while they shot, the most challenging scene of the film to shoot and more in the video interview below.

By Perri Nemiroff

Processing your request, Please wait....
Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO

Do you like this story?

Create an email alert for shockya.com Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Shockya on Facebook

.

Latest Movie Reviews

fc

Fences Movie Review

FENCES Paramount Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: A- Director:  Denzel Washington Written by: August Wilson based on his ...

test

The Brand New Testament Movie

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT Music Box Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director:  Jaco Van Dormael Written by: ...

de-nir

The Comedian Movie Review

THE COMEDIAN Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C+ Director:  Taylor Hackford Written by: Art Linson, Jeffrey ...

ey

The Eyes of My Mother Movie Re

THE EYES OF MY MOTHER Magnet Releasing Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director:  Nicolas Pesce Written by: Nicolas ...

things

Things to Come Movie Review

THINGS TO COME (L’avenir) Sundance Selects Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director:  Mia Hansen-Løve Written by: Mia Hansen-Løve Cast: ...

.

.