1988. Actor John Cusack with director and screenwriter Cameron Crowe on the set of Crowe’s debut feature film as a director “Say Anything…” Produced by Polly Platt.
A conversation with filmmaker Antonia Bogdanovich about the legacy of her mother Polly Platt, production designer, screenwriter, and producer. We discuss how Polly Platt produced the first films of directors Cameron Crowe (“Say Anything…”) and Wes Anderson (“Bottle Rocket”) as well as discovering such talents as filmmaker J.J. Abrams and “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening.
Producer Polly Platt saw the short film “Bottle Rocket” which inspired the feature film written by Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson and directed by Wes Anderson. Platt and James L. Brooks would develop the feature screenplay over the course of many years with Anderson and Wilson.
We’ll also discuss Antonia’s work as a director and screenwriter on her debut feature film “Phantom Halo.” Also, her work as a producer on “The Phenom” starring Paul Giamatti and Ethan Hawke, directed by Noah Buschel.
Antonia discusses the incredible filmmaking advice she received from her mother Polly Platt and from her father Peter Bogdanovich. She also gives us an update on Orson Welles’ last film “The Other Side of the Wind” which is currently in the process of being completed by her father Peter Bogdanovich.
Listen to episode #20 of The Road to Cinema Podcast featuring filmmaker Antonia Bogdanovich. Follow us on Twitter @JogRoad for the latest updates on Road to Cinema. You can follow Antonia Bogdanovich on Twitter @PhantomHalo2014 to get the latest updates on her film “Phantom Halo.”
The trailer for “Phantom Halo” the debut feature film of writer and director Antonia Bogdanovich which is scheduled for release this summer. The film premiered at last year’s Austin Film Festival.