Ep 618: Will Patton • Ani Simon-Kennedy

Jun 16, 2020

[4 mins. 9 secs.] The filmmaker Ani Simon-Kennedy makes her first appearance on the podcast. Ani has a new narrative indie called "The Short History of the Long Road" which is currently available to stream. For teenage Nola (Sabrina Carpenter), home is the open road. Her self-reliant father (Steven Ogg) is her anchor in a life of transience. The pair criss-cross the United States in a lovingly refurbished RV, making ends meet through odd jobs while relishing their independence. A shocking rupture, though, casts Nola out on her own. She makes her way to Albuquerque, New Mexico in search of a mother she never knew, only for her motorhome to break down unexpectedly. But after forging a bond with an auto body shop owner (Danny Trejo), Nola senses the possibility of mooring her ship in this storm.

[33 mins. 40 secs.] The great actor Will Patton makes his first appearance on the podcast. Will can be seen in the new suspense thriller indie "Hammer". It's available for streaming and on demand. Directed by Christian Sparkes, "Hammer" is about a father (Patton) who faces a personal crisis when he discovers his estranged son fleeing a botched drug deal. The two men embark on a violent odyssey that grapples with themes of fatherhood, family and fate. Patton is best known for his roles in "Remember the Titans", "Armageddon" and "No Way Out" and may soon be seen in both Lee Isaac Chung's "Minari" and Filmwax friend Alexandre Rockwell's "Sweet Thing".

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