Smashing Interviews Magazine

Compelling People — Interesting Lives

Directors Archive

Friday

1

May 2015

0

COMMENTS

Jason Priestley Interview: "I Was More Than a Little Intimidated to Direct the Great Mr. Richard Dreyfuss"

Written by , Posted in Directors

Jason Priestley

Born on August 28, 1969 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, actor, director Jason Priestley is best known as the virtuous Brandon Walsh on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and for his role as Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick on the Canadian show Call Me Fitz. Other TV appearances include Airwolf, 21 Jump Street, Saturday Night Live (host), Without a Trace, Above and Beyond, My Name is Earl, Psych, How I Met Your Mother and Hot in Cleveland. He directed his former co-star, Luke Perry, in the Hallmark Channel movie Goodnight for Justice. “I’m not going to lie to you. On day […]

Saturday

23

August 2014

2

COMMENTS

Candida Royalle Interview: In-Depth and Personal with an Erotic Film Pioneer

Written by , Posted in Directors

Candida Royalle

Born October 15, 1950, Candida Royalle trained in music, dance and art in New York when she was younger and eventually entered into the adult film industry, acting in about twenty-five films. She founded Femme Productions in 1984 in order to make female-oriented erotica and films aimed at couple’s therapy. As Royalle’s work grew in popularity, she became a media darling appearing on many talks shows and has been written about in the Times of London, the New York Times, Time magazine, Glamour, Marie Clair and many others. In 1999, together with Dutch designer Jandirk Groet, Royalle created the Natural […]

Monday

16

January 2012

1

COMMENTS

Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein Interview: The Making of 'Underworld Awakening'

Written by , Posted in Directors

Mans Marlind - Bjorn Stein

Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein are at the helm of Screen Gems’ highly anticipated next installment of the Underworld franchise, Underworld Awakening, premiering everywhere January 20, 2012 in 3D and IMAX 3D. The critically acclaimed Swedish directing team has joined the elite ranks of distinguished filmmakers who are ushering in a new era of technology that is redefining today’s cinematic landscape. The duo, having never used 3D technology, utilized the first ever RED EPIC digital cameras in 3D. “But, with the RED EPIC, this is the first time we can say, ‘Hey, this is pretty damn good!’ So, we like […]

Saturday

13

November 2010

2

COMMENTS

Anson Williams Interview: 'Happy Days' TV Icon and 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' Director

Written by , Posted in Directors

Anson Williams

Anson Williams was born Anson William Heimlich on September 25, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, and is best known as one of Richie Cunningham’s (Ron Howard) best friends on the ABC sitcom Happy Days (1974-1984). The series presented an idealized version of life in the 1950s and 1960s and also starred Donny Most (Ralph Malph) and Henry Winkler (Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli). Tom Bosley portrayed Howard “Mr. C” Cunningham and Marion Ross played wife, mother, and homemaker Marion “Mrs. C” Cunningham. Soon after Happy Days ended, Williams switched from acting to directing and has directed episodes of popular television shows […]