The Daily Quirk talked with Saurabh Kikani and Megha Kadakia, the producers of Miss India America, on the red carpet of the Cinequest Film Festival. The comedy, which made its world premiere at the festival, is about Lily’s attempt to win the beauty pageant “Miss India America” in order to try to win her boyfriend back. Watch the full interview below to hear Kadakia’s history with the screenwriter Meera Simha and why Kikani said the film “represents pure American independent filmmaking but also new South Asian American voices.”
The Daily Quirk talked with the actors of Forever Into Space on the red carpet of the Cinequest Film Festival. Kelly Sebastian stars in the black-and-white drama as Audrey Harrington, a 20-something film blogger trying to make sense of her life in today’s world. Watch our full interview below with Harrington, James Anthony Tropeano III, who played Henry Vittelli, and George Nicolaidis who played the apartment broker shark, to hear them all rave about the director Greg Locke and to know why Tropeano III said he felt like he was 5-years-old at the festival.
The Daily Quirk caught up with actors Jessica Cummings, Dan O’Brien and Nerea Duhart of Astraea, which made its world premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival. The post-apocalyptic science fiction film follows Astraea, played by Duhart, and her brother Matthew as they traverse a lifeless continent after a plagued has wiped out humanity. But everything changes when they encounter another couple Callie, played by Cummings, and James, played by O’Brien. Watch the full interview below hear about the actors’ favorite moments from filming, why Duhart related to her character and more!
The Daily Quirk caught up with Niko Parras who stars in Fortune Telling, which was screened at the Cinequest Film Festival. The film follows four friends who unsuccessfully pursued acting. The group decides to play a game of poker, and the winner has to follow his or her dream and get out of his or her rut. Watch the full video below hear why Parras, who plays Leo, enjoyed playing his single father role and why the film’s set was such a great environment.
Writer/Director Victor Levin’s film 5 to 7 tells the story of a secret love affair between a young writer (Anton Yelchin) and the wife of a French Diplomat (Bérénice Marlohe). Limited to the few hours when her husband is away, Brian soon wants more from the relationship and the lovers are forced to face the reality that they can not continue on in secret forever.
Watch the Cinequest Film Festival red carpet interview below to find out what inspired Levin to make the film, what attracted Yelchin to the role, and more!
On opening night of the Cinequest Film Festival, The Daily Quirk spoke with Kahlil Silver, director of In The Company of Women, in which a college professor hires a male escort to take him out on the town to meet women. Silver discusses working with his brother Shogi Silver, writer and star of the film, and how the story’s heavier themes relate to his own life. Check out the interview below!
Even though we were actually reporting from San Jose, CA, The Daily Quirk figured it would be OK to interview Milwaukee stars Jordan Hayes, Torre Catalano and Max Topplin on the Cinequest Film Festival red carpet. Check out what they had to say about their roles and what it’s like to see their film come to life on the big screen in the interview below.
The Daily Quirk caught up with the cast and crew of The House on Pine Street on the red carpet at the Cinequest Film Festival. This psychological horror film is about a pregnant woman with a recent mental breakdown who moves into a haunted house. Filmed in just over 19 days, this is definitely on our list of “ones to watch.” Check out the video below to hear about how the film came to be, what it was like while filming and their feedback on having its world premiere at Cinequest!
The Daily Quirk caught up with actress Evalena Marie on the red carpet at the Cinequest Film Festival to talk about her role in Withdrawal. This short film tells the story of a young woman whose estranged father pushes her through the heroin withdrawal process. Watch the video below to hear Marie discuss the filming process, what attracted her to the role and what it’s like to be a part of Cinequest!
Paul Eenhoorn is an Award-winning actor who walked the Cinequest Film Festival red carpet in San Jose, California, for his film in In the Company of Women. Paul Eenhoorn stars as a lonely college professor who hires an escort to help him meet women. Eenhoorn stopped to talk to The Daily Quirk about the production’s intense shooting schedule, the “impeccable” cast and his first reaction to seeing the film. He warns audiences: “bring tissues.” Check out the interview below!
The Daily Quirk hit the red carpet for the opening night of Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, CA. We chatted up actors, directors and producers from films like For Here to Go, Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World, The Center, Children of the Arctic, The Factory Boss and In the Company of Women about their excitement over seeing their films recognized. Check out the feature below!
The Daily Quirk met Shogi Silver, writer and star of In the Company of Women on the Cinequest Film Festival red carpet. Silver dishes on his role as “The Escort”, what it was like to work with the award-winning Paul Eenhoorn and the breakup that inspired him to write the film. Check out the interview below!
Children of the Artic is a documentary about whaling in Alaska and the impact that it has on the surrounding community. On the Cinequest Film Festival red carpet in San Jose, CA, Director Nick Brandestini talks about his expectations for the film, his most emotional moment on set and why he chose Alaska and whaling for the subject of his documentary. Watch the feature below!
The Daily Quirk caught up with producers and stars of The Center, Judd and Annie Einan on the Cinequest Film Festival opening night red carpet and we’re bringing you an exclusive interview. Check out the video below to find what inspired the Einans to collaborate with writer/director Charlie Griak on this haunting and intense film, and what they would like viewers to take away from seeing it! Continue reading