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Interview: Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz (Land Ho!)

Sporting their own traditional Icelandic sweater (known as the lopapeysa), I had the chance to sit down with Land Ho! creative pair Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz the day after they had their rousing world premiere screening. 48 hours later, Sony Pictures Classics announced that they picked the domestic rights to the buddy (perfect wingman) comedy.  In the video interview below, we discuss topics such as writing visual comedy, insertion of non-scripted moments complementing a screenplay that is heavy on naturalism. We also discuss the multi-generation stance, ageism and of course the role of the setting and title cards. 

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member 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 served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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