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2014 Sundance “Trading Cards” Series: #8. Jonny Mars (Hellion)

2014 Sundance "Trading Cards" Series: #8. Jonny Mars (Hellion)Eric Lavallee: Name me three of your favorite “2013 discoveries”…
Jonny Mars: 1. Wendy Davis. 2. I AM NOT A HIPSTER. 3. ENLIGHTENED the series

Lavallee: You and Deke are among the few carry­over actors from the original short ­ were you aware back then that this could/should elongated, a broader in scope feature­ length? And are you incarnating the same character this time out?
Mars: Yes. We all saw the potential in adapting the short. Aaron Paul plays the character I played in the original. Maybe you‘ve heard of him?

Lavallee: Describe to the future viewer what Duncan’s POV of the world he sees in front of him?
Mars: Duncan’s POV would make a great t-shirt: Beers, Babes and Baseball.

Lavallee: Last year you had a fairly unique Sundance experience with four films included in the festival. How do you look back at having one year’s worth of performances unveiled to the public in less than a week?
Mars: Having four films premiere at Sundance in 2013 opened a lot of doors. And behind those doors were a lot of open bars.

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2014 Sundance "Trading Cards" Series: #8. Jonny Mars (Hellion)

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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