In this EXCLUSIVE interview, director Andre Hyland explains how he managed to film an interview movie — ‘The 4th’ — in under a week. Click inside to watch!
Andre Hyland directed and stars in The 4th, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 23 in Park City, Utah.
“We shot for like four days in May, and then we had always planned to get b-roll shots in on the fourth of July so we could incorporate like, fireworks and that sort of thing,” Andre Hyland told Charlie Berens of @hollywood in this EXCLUSIVE interview. Four days? Whoa, that has to be some sort of record — especially for an 80-minute long indie film!
Here’s a synopsis for The 4th, via Sundance:
It’s the Fourth of July in Los Angeles, and Jamie, a broke illustrator who is behind on his rent, tries to throw a cookout while his overbearing roommate is out of town, but everything seems to go wrong.
Andre explained that his character in the film goes on a “simple task” that ends up “unraveling his life” as he knows it. Sounds crazy! “One of my goals was making a comedy without making jokes,” Andrea also shared. “If a character makes a quip or a joke it’s because that’s what that character would say, not because oh, we can fit in a joke here.”
Along with Andre, the film also stars Johnny Pemberton, Eliza Coupe, Yasmine Kittles, Anna Lee Lawson, and Paul Erling Oyen.
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