Catherine Eaton is a filmmaker, writer, actress, professor and also a director. The latter came to her in a most unusual fashion, which she explains in this interview. (You just never know who is around to lend a helping hand, or even point your life in a totally different direction.)
SBTS: I watched this movie with my husband. There are very few movies we both agree on...and we watched it to the end because it’s the kind of movie you have to watch to the end! So tell me how all this will be got started. I know there’s a fascinating story behind it.
|Behind the Scenes with Catherine Eaton, Bryan Delany, Patricia Yi|
Photo by Asya Danilova and Mariya Bulat
Catherine Eaton: Yes, oh how we love New York City. And God bless it so knowing that and knowing how outspoken they are I said no way am I going to do that. It’s a quiet show. It needs an audience that’s willing to listen that buys a ticket and pays attention. And he wore me down and asked me why am I in New York if you’re not going to do something amazing, exceptional and outside your comfort zone?
So they (the people involved) called him the financier and they always asked "Did the financier come tonight?" And the last night of the play he waited for me afterwards and said I want to turn your plate into a feature film. And he really was a financier and the reason he wore a tuxedo every day because was because he was a fancy human being who have fancy things to go to every day!
|Teddy Sears as Michael in The Sounding Photo by Asya Danilova|