In another installment of Curious About Screenwriting, Max Timm of the ISA interviews independent film producer Amanda Marshall (Swiss Army Man, Diary of a Teenage Girl), not only about the release of her new film, I Do...Until I Don’t which is set to release in theaters on September 1st, 2017, but more specifically the intricate and always nuanced world of producing independent film. Creatively inspiring, but also extremely insightful in terms of behind the curtain information on the world of film financing and setting up a project for distribution, Max's conversation with Amanda is sure to offer information for writers and filmmakers that can support them in their own filmmaking pursuits.
Her recent film, I Do...Until I Don't, produced alongside her producing partner at Cold Iron, Miranda Bailey, is an ensemble comedy following three couples stuck in the web of a jaded filmmaker looking to prove that marriage should be a seven-year contract with an option to renew.
The film features an all-star cast with Lake Bell, Ed Helms, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Reiser, Amber Heard, Wyatt Cenac and Dolly Wells.
Bailey and Marshall are building a distinctive legacy of making high quality films that speaks to audiences craving good entertainment. Additionally, they look for new, up and coming female talent whether it is in front of the cameras like Bel Powley (Diary of A Teenage Girl) and behind the scenes such as director Jill Soloway (Afternoon Delight), to help engage and retain female talent in the filmmaking industry.
Also, as an innovative filmmaker, Bailey co-founded her own distribution company, The Film Arcade, to help ensure that more quality, independent films were able to find distribution channels. To date, The Film Arcade has distributed over a dozen critically-acclaimed indie films such as Nick Jonas’ Goat, and James White and Jill Soloway’s, Afternoon Delight. Upcoming projects for Bailey and Marshall include, You Can Choose Your Family, starring Jim Gaffigan, Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Logan Miller and Alex Kaporvosky.