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2016 Sundance Trading Card Series: #10. Melody C. Roscher (Christine)

Melody C. Roscher (Christine)Eric Lavallee: Name me three of your favorite “2015 discoveries”.
Melody C. Roscher: (1) The 2009 album “Zebra” by Karl Blau. (2) Tybee Island, Georgia. (3) “Pastoralia” by George Saunders.

Lavallee: As co-producer on Simon Killer, you’ve been part of the Borderline Films fabric for some time now. How would you describe Antonio Campos as a filmmaker and artist in terms of his interests, obsessions and/or curiosity?
Roscher: Antonio is endlessly interested, endlessly obsessed and authentically curious. He is a humanist. He’s driven to understand why people do what they do, be it either something beneficial or something very confusing or harmful. Mostly he has a huge heart and love for the people around him. He pours that love into the craft of his work.

Lavallee: What kind of legal concerns/issues were there in dealing with real life subjects. Did you need/or seek out approval or any special permissions?
Roscher: No, not exactly. Without going into detail, we mostly made sure truths were truths and fictions were harmless.

 

 

Melody C. Roscher (Christine)

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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