|Mirvish's fake McCain advisor leaker Martin Eistenstadt|
Between Us film maker Dan Mirvish, it says in the Dan Mirvish Director's video, is a shameless self-promoter.
I'd seen Between Us and liked it a lot and wrote a very positive if short review. Dan saw it and emailed me and soon we were chatting over skype - some of which you can see below in the video. He mainly talks about the film but mentions in the background creating Martin Eisenstadt, a character who admits to being the McCain staffer who leaked the story that Sarah Palin thought Africa was a country that MSNBC picked up as a real story.(Link goes to Martin Eistenstadt video.)
Between Us plays again Friday at 8pm at the Bear Tooth. Go see it.
Some interesting points - the play the film is based on was in two acts: 1. The midwest house and 2. the NY City apartment. In the film they switch back and forth as both evenings unfold. Falling off the ladder in the movie was inspired by Dan's falling off a ladder while remodeling and breaking his leg.
A part that I didn't get on video answered my question about the links to Virginia Wolfe. He told me there is a whole genre of Virginia Wolfe movies that include two couples that argue, such as Polanski's Carnage.
This video is really long for me (17 minutes). I finally decided to just let it run almost unedited. I don't see my role here as producing video as entertainment, but as documentation. So I don't want to cut out some part that might be important to someone researching Mirvish in 20 years when he's a household name, and he will be if he keeps this up.