FILM GEEK is a blast! A fun, funny emotional rollercoaster of a movie. Part cool film history, part moving personal history, FILM GEEK is a unique & compelling doc about fathers & sons and the movies that bind them. I loved it!
– Judd Apatow
Gesa Power House Theatre proudly presents FILM GEEK by Emmy and DGA award-winning director Richard Shepard on Wednesday, January 17 at 7 p.m.
The third time it has ever been screened for audiences, Walla Walla has the chance to see Richard Shepard’s moving personal documentary before it become unavailable to the public once more.
“Film Geek” is a joyous and emotional look back at a movie obsessed kid growing up in New York City, and his relationship with his mysterious father. Crafted entirely out of film clips from over 200 movies, as well as his personal archives, Emmy and DGA award-winning director Richard Shepard (“The Matador” with Pierce Brosnan) mines the material for clues to understand his own cinematic DNA.
About the Director: Richard Shepard is an Emmy and DGA-winning director/writer whose feature films include the Golden Globe nominated “The Matador” starring Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear, “Dom Hemingway” starring Jude Law and Richard E. Grant, and “The Perfection” starring Allison Williams and Logan Browning which was named one of the best horror films of the year by Rolling Stone, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and New York Magazine.
In his career, Shepard has directed ten television pilots to pick-up including “Criminal Minds,” now entering its 17th season; “Ugly Betty” for which Shepard won the Director’s Guild award and Emmy award; the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”; and “Acapulco” for Apple, now in it’s third season.
Through its six seasons, Shepard directed twelve episodes of the Golden Globe winning HBO series “Girls”, including the controversial “American Bitch” episode for which Matthew Rhys received an Emmy nomination, as well as several Emmy nominated episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. He recently directed the final two episodes of the multiple Emmy nominated “Welcome to Chippendales” a Hulu limited series.
Shepard’s short film “Tokyo Project” starring Elisabeth Moss and Ebon Moss-Bachrach premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was bought by HBO, and his HBO documentary “I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale” was nominated for an Emmy award. His newest documentary, “Film Geek” recently premiered at The American Cinematheque.
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