281. 4Qs with Finn McCager Higgins

What are the 4Q’s?  (1) Favorite films, top 3. (2) An underrated film. (3) An overrated film. (4) A lesser-known film people should seek out.

Finn McCager Higgins and I discussed his stunning film “In The Pines” in the podcast before this one.  Finn co-wrote, co-directed, and played a lead role in the film.  I’m proud to say that this “In The Pines” is part of Season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video.

As long as we were on Zoom, of course I had Finn answer the 4Qs above..

You can follow Finn at @finnmccager on Instagram.

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280. Finn McCager Higgins “In The Pines”

Finn McCager Higgins made the stunning film “In The Pines” with his collaborator Tom Groom.  They co-wrote, co-directed, and both played lead roles in the film.  Finn brought his film to Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2021 and this Lynchian, personal, beautiful film left an impact on me. I’m proud to say that this film is part of Season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video.

At 41 minutes, it was the “longest short” we had ever programmed.  In fact, it was the excellence of “In The Pines” and the awards jury’s difficulty grasping how to compare a 41 minute film with films under 15 minutes that inspired us in 2022 to create the category “featurette.”  Now films between 20-60 minutes have their own playing field and they should be thanking Finn and Tom for it.

You can follow Finn at @finnmccager on Instagram.

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279. 4Qs with Taylor Olson

What are the 4Q’s?  (1) Favorite films, top 3. (2) An underrated film. (3) An overrated film. (4) A lesser-known film people should seek out.

Writer, Director & Actor Taylor Olson brought his film “Bone Cage” to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and took home FOUR Grand Jury Awards, including Best Feature Film – Drama, Best Actor in a Lead Role – Taylor Olson, Best Performance by a Full Cast, and Best Cinematography, Feature Film for Director of Photography Kevin A. Fraser.  I had Taylor on the DIF podcast so of course I also had him answer the 4Qs above!

You can learn more about “Bone Cage” at @bonecagefilm on Instagram and more about Taylor at @taylorcpolson on Instagram.

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278. Taylor Olson “Bone Cage”

Taylor Olson directs and performs the lead role in the feature film “Bone Cage,” and he also adapted the script from an award winning stage play.  This remarkably talented filmmaker brought his film to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and took home FOUR Grand Jury Awards, including Best Feature Film – Drama, Best Actor in a Lead Role – Taylor Olson, Best Performance by a Full Cast, and Best Cinematography, Feature Film for Director of Photography Kevin A. Fraser.

Taylor was on set for the run of the festival that year and I never got to record a Q&A with this Nova Scotia based filmmaker.  This fact made recording this podcast particularly special for me!

You can learn more about “Bone Cage” at @bonecagefilm on Instagram and more about Taylor at @taylorcpolson on Instagram.

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