Interview: Oscar-Winning Filmmaker ‘Shawn Christensen’ Talks Winning The Oscar And His New Movie Before I Disappear

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Shawn Christensen won the 2013 Oscar for Best Live Action for his movie Curfew http://curfewfilm.com/ He took the movie and expanded on it and wrote it a feature film Before I Disappear. We talked about the movie, his short and where his Oscar is. You can also check out another movie he did called BRINK (https://vimeo.com/103411714), an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and was awarded “Best Festival Film of the Year” by ShortOfTheWeek.com. Listen to the interview below.

The movie takes place over the course of one sweltering night in New York City. The journey begins with Richie (Shawn Christensen), a seemingly hopeless introvert, who has decided he has had enough with life. But as he is attempting to end it all, he gets a phone call from his estranged sister, Maggie (Emmy Rossum). Though they haven’t spoken in years, Maggie has found herself in a sticky situation and needs Richie to pick up her daughter from school. Richie reluctantly cancels his dark plans and goes to pick up his precocious niece, Sophia (Fatima Ptacek), and escorts her home. But when Maggie doesn’t return as scheduled, Richie is forced to take care of Sophia for the night. As the night progresses, Richie finds himself caught in a battle between his two bosses Bill (Ron Perlman) and Gideon (Paul Wesley) and soon figures out that baby-sitting is the least of his problems. Opening NY at IFC and on VOD everywhere on Friday. Los Angeles next Friday 12/5. It will also have a expanded theatrical release.

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