Cinereach Production The Cold Lands at BAMcinemaFest
After premiering at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, Tom Gilroy’s The Cold Lands, a Cinereach production, is making its New York debut at BAMcinemaFest on June 23rd, 2013. Tom, along with actors Silas Yelich and Peter Scanavino, will be at BAM for an audience Q&A.
For some background on the project, visit The Cold Lands blog, where Writer & Director Tom Gilroy talks about casting and working with first-time actor Silas Yelich (pictured above). Tom describes Silas, who received the Special Jury Award for Most Promising Actor at the Nashville Film Festival in April, as always having great instincts and being “very free with his impulses.” He was often “fueled by an entire box of Skittles and a Mountain Dew,” says Tom, “but every artist has his process.”
Tom also pays tribute to Lili Taylor (pictured below with Tom on the set of The Cold Lands). Lili, who plays Atticus’ mother, Nicole, received the Career Achievement in Acting Award at the Sarasota Film Festival in April.
“So she wasn’t in the movie, I wasn’t even sure yet the mother was going to be featured prominently,” Tom remembers. ”When she asked what was gonna happen in the story I said, ‘well, the kid lives off the grid with his mom–’ and Lili cut me off and said, ‘okay, that’s me, go on,’ and I just continued the story. From that point in she was the kid’s mom.”
The blog also has some stories from Tom and Composer Hahn Rowe’s about their collaboration on The Cold Lands’ original score with a sneak preview of a track from the film.