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On the first day of our "Meet The Filmmaker" talks at the Soho Apple Store, we hosted the filmmakers of TFF 2013's opening night feature Mistaken for Strangers. We welcomed director Tom Berninger, The National lead singer Matt Berninger, Executive Producer Marshall Curry, and Producers Carin Besser and Craig Charlin. The group anwered both moderated and audience-sourced questions about everything from the filmmaking process to Matt's musical style. We've collected ten of our favorite quotes from the evening for those of you who couldn't make it out (and don't forget to come out for the rest of our Meet The Filmmakers series!)
"He's making a film that could ruin my rock band and I'm paying him to do it."
Tom Berninger talks about on using the film to change the public's image of The National:
Matt Berninger on the family getting Tom motivated to create the film:
Veteran filmmaker Marshall Curry on getting involved with the film:
Matt discusses the ups and downs of working with his brother:
Tom jokes about his future plans:
Producer [and wife of Matt Berninger] Carin Besser on the turning point in the filmmaking process:
Matt explains his famous penchant for diving into crowds during concerts:
Tom reacts to the finished product:
Matt on how making the film has influenced The National’s upcoming album Trouble Will Find Me:
If you want to catch Mistaken For Strangers, make sure to get there early and line up for rush tickets (all advanced tickets have been sold) and check out the trailer below!