Dec 15, 2021
Tim Sutton is the screenwriter
and director behind five critically acclaimed films,
Pavilion. His most
The Last Son, which
premiered on December 10, stars Sam Worthington, Heather Graham, and Machine Gun Kelly.
What you will learn:
- How the screenplay for
The Last Son came to him
during the pandemic, and how themes in the film reflect the state
of the world during such an unprecedented time.
- How Tim juxtaposed natural,
beautiful light in The Last Son with the dark themes of fearing the
unknown and existentialism. Tim also reflects on his views on the
power of minimalism in film and in storytelling in general.
- What Tim is working on next,
including an adaptation of a Tobias Wolff novel,
The Chain, why he never
thought he would make a western, and how he approached gun safety
on set. [15:56-21:12]
- What it was like working
with Machine Gun Kelly, Sam Worthington, Heather Graham, and Thomas Jane on
The Last Son.
- Tim reveals his screenwriting
process and the logistics of writing lingering scenes with no
dialogue in a script, while still keeping producers and potential
investors invested in the story. [30:09-35:36]
- Tim’s experience with obtaining
financing for indie films and the importance of finding your
audience. What Tim has planned for 2022. [35:36-43:52]