Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tim Blake Nelson talks about 'Anesthesia' with Indiewire

What's your film about in 140 characters or less?

A disparate group of New Yorkers coalesces around the mugging of a Columbia professor on the eve of his retirement.

Now what's it REALLY about?

How each of us finds some way to anesthetize him or herself in a society plagued by callous and often blameless self-interest, and whether there's room any more for real introspection.

Biggest challenge in completing this film?

Shooting on location in New York City, often at night, for very little money, and with scant resources.

What do you want the Tribeca audience to take away from your film?

We would love for them to leave the theater seeing the city of New York and their fellow New Yorkers in a slightly different light.

What cameras did you shoot on?


Did you crowdfund? If so, via what platform. If not, why?

We did not crowd fund. We found private equity based on script and cast.

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