J.A. Bayona Talks with Gold Derby
A Monster Calls director J.A. Bayona carves out time to chat with Zach Laws at Gold Derby about the challenges and inspirations for his film.
"[the novel] explores in a very interesting way what is storytelling and what we do as filmmakers is try to find the truth in expressing the most effective possible way."
The full interview can be watch at Gold Derby.
The role of Conor is a very demanding one, physically and emotionally. Lewis was so courageous, so present, so truthful.
MacDougall is fantastic in what should be considered an Academy Award-worthy performance.
And if you need to break things, then by God, you break them good and hard. And I'll be right there. You might not see me, but I'll be right there, breaking 'em along with you.
I saw this as a powerful and important story to tell as a movie – an adventure that anyone can relate to.