Welcome Alex Winter
We’re joined on the Starline by an actor, producer and director. You’ve seen him in “The Lost Boys” and as the most excellent Bill S Preston Esquire. His latest project is directing “Zappa” we welcome Alex Winter
Let’s go Beyond the Mic, since Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, you’ve spent time behind the camera doing mostly voice work and directing documentaries. Why do you enjoy directing so much?
“Zappa” was made because of the generosity of Gail Zappa allowing you into the archival vault footage of Frank. What did you discover in search through those vast archives?
How were you able to take this mountain and weed it down to what you wanted to show, especially with the not safe for work videos and simple pictures of LA?
When someone else other than you and your team was able to see Zappa and said oh wow, how did that make you feel?
From you’re your experiences opposite Yul Brenner in the King and I on Broadway you created “Showbiz Kids” which allowed you to show some of the things you had to deal with as a child actor.
What strength have you discovered in your path from child actor to actor to director as a person?
Speaking of traumatic, we’re all dealing with trauma during the COVID-19 times. What have you discovered about yourself during this quarantine?
The Rockin’ 8
Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.
There is absolutely no Pressure.
1. Thing that you do that would surprise people?
2. Action Movie or Chick Flick?
3. Broadway or L.A.?
4. Favorite actor you’ve worked opposite?
5. Guilty pleasure TV Show? Are you a Shemp 3 Stooges fan?
6. Best way to relax on set?
7. Favorite Song?
8. If you could change one thing from your past what would it be?
Since you’ve been working on “Zappa” for the last six years, and “Showbiz Kids”, what’s your next project?
He likes to watch 3 stooges, loved working with Keanu and his movie “Zappa” is out now. Alex Winter thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
Check out “Zappa” On Demand here
Alex’s Twitter is here