This week’s episode of Head Above Water brings us the writer/director of the feature film, Jezebel, the inimitable Numa Perrier. Jezebel had its world premiere at SXSW 2019 in the avant-garde Visions category and was recently acquired by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY.
The film will be premiering in theaters and on Netflix on January 16, 2020. I was lucky and honored to moderate a Q&A for the film at its buzz screening at SXSW: a sold out, packed out at the ZACH Theatre in Austin, Texas.
Numa and I have a fantastic conversation where we cover a whole range of topics concerning independent filmmakers today, such as the fear of making an autobiographical picture, how one comes to find their creative voice when growing up in a non-creative environment, and why a SXSW selection of your film isn’t necessarily the cure for one’s anxiety when navigating a career as a filmmaker.
This episode also marks our move to a weekly format! For the time being, we’ll be breaking up our interviews into half hour episodes, so you don’t have to wait for 2 whole weeks anymore for a fresh episode! This should also make the shows easier to listen to for folks who can’t always find the time to dedicate to an hour-plus long show.
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