The pre-festival interview coverage continues, and today we have the Austinist chatting with Second Skin producer Victor Pineiro. From his conversation:
Something you hear in Documentary Filmmaking 101 is ‘never befriend your subjects’- thankfully, our executive producer is famous for disagreeing with that philosophy, and told us so early on. Which is a good thing, because we’ve become extremely close with almost all of our subjects. The Indiana Boys have visited us in NYC, and Andy’s twin sons are going to be ring-bearers at my wedding. Dan (our film’s addict) and the three of us email back-and-forth daily. They’ve become some of our closest friends.
Early on we were terrified at the thought of showing our subjects the film- Juan has done a remarkable job of portraying them fairly, but who’s to say what they’ll think of their portrayal? As we started showing the movie to test audiences, we heard over and over that we shouldn’t worry, that they’re all presented in a good light. Which isn’t to say its all sunshine and lollipops- one of our subjects almost dies, another suffers a hell of a lot, and all of them go through some serious rough spots. But at the end of the day- well, you’ll just have to watch the movie and see.