Josh Sutherland’s directorial debut Chasing Molly was released today by Gravitas Ventures. The must-see-comedy starring Shelley Pack, Felicia Day, Kurt Angle, and Jim Cashman is now available on multiple Video on Demand platforms, iTunes, Amazon, and DVD.
After viewing the film, I had the opportunity to talk with Josh about the film, his creative process, and some of his favorite things:
What was your directing process on this film? We have some very funny actors in this film, and I really wanted to let them give a no holds barred performance. The most challenging part of the shoot was working with the shoe string budget, but that also really allowed us to push the boundaries in certain aspects of the story. I let the actors run wild with the characters and I hope that comes across on screen.
What do you want the audience to take away from this film? Frankly, a good laugh. I know some of the situations we put the characters in are absurd, and I will say Chasing Molly isn’t the film my mother would want me to make, so sorry Mom!
In one word what is Chasing Molly about? HUSTLE. We run our main character Molly, played by Shelley Pack, through the ringer. She delivers in not only her performance, but also for her character, showing that a powerful female can, and will do whatever is necessary to handle any situation.
What’s the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week? This last season of Game of Thrones (HBO)has me on the edge of my seat just like everyone else. Also I have been recently watching Ramy (Hulu), and Barry (HBO), which are both great shows as well.
Favorite city? Austin, Texas, but it’s hard to beat the weather in southern California.
Favorite food? I love Asian food. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Indian, all so different and so good.
Favorite beverage? Water. Got to stay hydrated.
Favorite season? Summer, when the days are longest.
Favorite color? When I was growing up it was purple because Donatello was my favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. Currently black.
What is your next project? I have two more features in the pipeline. One of which is another comedy about finding love in Hollywood in all the wrong places, while the other is a drama about Amelia Earhart’s fatal last flight around the globe. I also direct commercial shoots for a company called OM Digital.