Angus MacLachlan who wrote the screenplay for the much beloved “Junebug,” helms “Goodbye to All That” a romantic comedy starring Paul Schneider and Heather Graham. In addition to screenwriting and directing, he’s also acted written plays and acted on stage. MacLachlan told Indiewire that he had to “overcome the anxiety of going into the unknown.”
Tell us about yourself? I live in Winston Salem, NC which is where “Goodbye to all That” was shot, and takes place. I’m married and have a 12 year-old daughter. I have worked as an actor, mostly on stage, and a playwright, as well as a screenwriter. My first play produced in NYC, “The Dead Eye Boy, starred Lili Taylor. Phil Morrison, who directed “Junebug,” illuminated what I had imagined in that film.
One doesn’t write a screenplay or play to just be read, it must exist in time and space. So, with “Goodbye to All That” the greatest satisfaction in directing was feeling like the idea, intention, and image was realized and the process was completed.
Indiewire invited Tribeca Film Festival directors to tell us about
their films, including what inspired them, the challenges they faced and
what they’re doing next. We’ll be publishing their responses leading up
to the 2014 festival. Go HERE to read all the entries.