Joel Surnow at the premiere of SMALL TIME (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with ‘Small Time’ Writer/Director Joel Surnow

Joel Surnow at the premiere of SMALL TIME (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Joel Surnow at the premiere of SMALL TIME (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

In Writer/Director Joel Surnow’s Small Time, the already complicated life of used car salesman Al Klein (Christopher Meloni) becomes even more difficult to navigate when his son, Freddy (Devon Bostick), decides to forgo college and follow in his father’s footsteps. As Al teaches Freddy the family business, both he and his son begin a journey of growth and awareness in this moving look at a father-son relationship.

The Daily Quirk caught up with Surnow on the red carpet at the premiere of Small Time at Cinequest Film Festival to talk the coming-of-age tale, how the film is loosely inspired by his relationship with his own father, why he waited 35 years after first writing the script to bring the film to the big screen and much more. Watch the exclusive interview below! Continue reading