Director Keith Boyton Talks With Us About His New Movie ‘The Scottish Play’ – That Second In


In THE SCOTTISH PLAY, a profitable actress accepts the position of Woman Macbeth at a small New England theater, the place she begins a flirtation together with her charmingly awkward younger director, and finds herself haunted by the ghost of William Shakespeare – who’s eager to do some rewrites. Director Keith Boynton talks about his very unique new movie, obtainable Digital December 6 from Large Photos.

When did you kick off your profession as a filmmaker, Keith? 

Properly, I’m undecided when it grew to become a “profession” (or if it has but!), however I made my first film again in 2003. It was a road-trip/coming-of-age film referred to as Miles, and it was disastrous – however by the point capturing wrapped, I used to be hooked.

And I’m assuming you’ve a background in performs – primarily based on the film?

I do, sure! I’ve been doing theater longer than I’ve been making films: group theater, then high-school theater, then school theater, and ultimately an MFA in playwriting from Columbia. You may say it’s my old flame!

And the way lengthy have you ever been engaged on the movie?

I wrote the script again in 2016, so it’s been a little bit of a journey. However I’ve completed different stuff within the meantime! In actual fact, I shot one other film after The Scottish Play, whereas we had been attempting to determine our distribution plan. That one is a romantic drama referred to as The Winter Home, with Lili Taylor and François Arnaud, and we’re hoping to launch it someday in 2023.

What a terrific ensemble. Are these of us you’ve labored with earlier than?

Principally no! Peter Mark Kendall, who performs Adam, was in my earlier film Seven Lovers, and Will Brill (who performs “Will”) was somebody I knew via mutual buddies, however for probably the most half these had been superb strangers – though I was in a position to give my mother a cameo. (She and I are the 2 viewers members who do not look after the ultimate manufacturing.)

How has it been, as somebody within the arts, in the course of the pandemic? Laborious?

I used to be actually fortunate, as a result of The Winter Home, wrapped capturing just some weeks in the beginning shut down. I used to be in a position to spend the primary “lockdown” interval in post-production, which, as you may think about, is rather more pandemic-friendly than capturing. And it was positively good for my psychological well being to have a concrete undertaking to concentrate on throughout these early days of uncertainty. It wasn’t until post-production was accomplished that I began to really feel like I used to be dropping my thoughts…

Was the movie affected by the pandemic in any respect?

It’s laborious to say, truthfully. I feel every thing was affected by the pandemic, in a technique or one other, however so far as how our launch plan may need been completely different beneath completely different circumstances … it’s sort of unknowable. The primary factor is, we’re nonetheless right here!

What’s the discharge plan?

Out on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and many others. on December 6th! Inform your pals! Inform your enemies! Inform that bizarre man from school who follows you on Instagram!



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