– . – Alex Boden (Producing)
Alex Boden (Producing)
What kind of projects attract you?
I like thrillers… Films with characters that ultimately manage to prove their potential really work for me. And I’m looking at international co-productions after a successful experience producing the pick-ups for Edward Zwick’s DEFIANCE starring Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell.
You can produce the film of your dreams. What and who would that entail?
It would be great to produce a film like WAG THE DOG, commenting on a recent or current world event with major acting talent and for a worldwide audience! A parallel world film like THE TRUMAN SHOW would be just as good. Right now my dreams are focused on producing Susan Jacobson’s urban thriller—it has a killer female lead role with huge potential.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given as a producer?
I wish someone had told me earlier that it is normal for things to take a long time to happen! Christine Vachon was certainly right when she said: “Basically, a low-budget film is a crisis waiting to happen!” Barnaby Thompson is my mentor on the Guiding Lights mentoring scheme and I’m learning so much from him.
Most significant moment in your career so far?
Studying drama… starting out at Pinewood Studios… being involved with THE READER… working on the Quentin Tarantino film INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS… and the highlight was winning the Manhattan Short Film Festival with ONE HUNDREDTH OF A SECOND. An audience jury of 50,000 voted for the film at 220 screenings in 3 continents! A deal on the new iTunes platform followed soon after, so if you watch the film, please let me know what you think!
You’ll die happy when…
Talent agents and financiers call me first! ■