Michael Logan interviewed Jon Lindstrom(Kevin Collins, GH) about his marriage to Cady McClain on Valentines Day and his new film "How We Got Away With It".While Jon was on his honeymoon in Ixtapa Eric Idle was staying there at the same time.
TV Guide Magazine: Did you talk him up now that you're a hotshot film director?
Lindstrom: [Laughs] Are you kidding? Of course! And I gave him my card, don't doubt that!
TV Guide Magazine: So fill us in on How We Got Away With It. I had a chance to see the film and it's really terrific, not to mention weird and fascinating and chilling and funny and totally f'ed up! You direct with great confidence.
Lindstrom: I've talked to filmmakers that I've known for a while, people who've made eight or nine features, and when I tell them I just got my first feature done and it's actually coming out in theaters, they just want to hug me. [Laughs] They all know what I've been through! This is two and a half years of my life, to the exclusion of almost everything else, professionally speaking, but that's what is required to keep a film on track, to make sure it's handled with respect and to make sure it gets submitted to all the right festivals. It certainly takes a big toll on everyone involved but, in the end, it's great. [Laughs] And I'm attached to direct another movie, so it's not that rough!
TV Guide Magazine: Your film is a bit like The Big Chill, only with murder. You're also a co-writer and co-producer and play a key role. What intrigued you about the material?
Lindstrom: It really conjured up some of the great new-wave crime thrillers of the '60s and '70s, particularly the European ones. It's the kind of film you experience almost voyeuristically, uncomfortably.
TV Guide Magazine: And this being an indie, you had to work fast and cheap. Did your daytime experience come in handy?
Lindstrom: Doing soaps trained me a lot for this. Some of my first directing experiences were on All My Children, One Life to Live and As the World Turns. Daytime teaches you how to move quickly. You learn that when you hit the crescendo it's time to move on. There's rarely the luxury of another take.
TV Guide Magazine: And now you're a filmmaking family! I've seen both of Cady's short films and they're exceptional.
Lindstrom: My beautiful love was an associate producer on How We Got Away With It and was invaluable. She really got inspired to go out and make her own films. She's an extraordinary visual artist and really nails it as a director. It's been so incredible to have each other as we expand our careers in this way. We're a constant source of love and support for each other. It's what we do.
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