At the Montclair Film Festival, producers of Alexander Payne’s new film “Nebraska,” Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, sat down alongside its star Bruce Dern for a few minutes to discuss the indie drama. The video clip below of the discussion reveals a variety of interesting tidbits about the ten year wait to make the film and the year-long search to perfectly depict the Nebraskan landscape with authentic scenery and people. Berger and Yerxa also discuss how Payneran into significant resistance and budgetary roadblocks from studios in even attempting to film in black-and-white.
Dern even became emotional during the discussion when he spoke of the crew’s and cast’s commitment to the project saying, “Everyday, everybody was trying to do the best we could do. There were no egos. Nobody hid in a dressing room. Everyone came back from lunch early and that’s with a twenty minute lunch!”
Make sure to watch Dern’s Jack Nicholson impression starting at 13:20.