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SF360 Interview: "The Bridge" Filmmaker Eric Steel

By Indiewire | Indiewire October 24, 2006 at 5:50AM

It's surprisingly rare for documentary filmmakers to take on suicide, depression and mental illness, which makes Eric Steel's "The Bridge" notable right off the bat... Shortly after he started his own company in 2003, Steel came across a piece in the New Yorker by Tad Friend entitled "Jumpers: The Fatal Grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge." Almost immediately, he began work on "The Bridge." The film had its local premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival this past spring, and, with the film opening this Friday in the Bay Area, Steel returned to town a few weeks ago to talk about crossing lines that most filmmakers don't approach. Michael Fox speaks with Eric Steel in SF360.
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It's surprisingly rare for documentary filmmakers to take on suicide, depression and mental illness, which makes Eric Steel's "The Bridge" notable right off the bat... Shortly after he started his own company in 2003, Steel came across a piece in the New Yorker by Tad Friend entitled "Jumpers: The Fatal Grandeur of the Golden Gate Bridge." Almost immediately, he began work on "The Bridge." The film had its local premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival this past spring, and, with the film opening this Friday in the Bay Area, Steel returned to town a few weeks ago to talk about crossing lines that most filmmakers don't approach. Michael Fox speaks with Eric Steel in SF360.





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