Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, and Reed Morano on Why ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ Isn’t Really Apocalyptic

     January 29, 2018

 

One of my favorite films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was director Reed Morano’s I Think We’re Alone Now. Starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning, the film takes place after the human race has been wiped out due to a sudden disease and unlike some movies that focus on how the disease spread, I Think We’re Alone Now is about the choices you make when you’re the only ones left. Loaded with great performances, gorgeous cinematography (by Reed Morano), and a smart and sometimes humorous script, this is one of those films you should be excited to see.

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Image via Sundance Institute

While at Sundance I landed an exclusive video interview with Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, and Reed Morano. They talk about what the film is about, their camaraderie and humor on set, why they shot a number of scenes at the “magic hour”, memorable moments from filming, and a lot more. In addition, Fanning and Dinklage talk about their approach to acting on set, and what they’re looking for in different takes, Morano reveals what she learned from early friends and family screenings that impacted the finished film, and towards the end of the interview they all played “Get to Know Your Sundance Attendee,” which includes questions like what’s the last great movie they saw, the last TV show they binged, if they collect anything, and more.

Check out what Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning and Reed Morano had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about. For more on I Think We’re Alone Now, you can read Adam Chitwood’s review.

kia supper suiteFinally, a huge thank you to everyone at Kia and The Future Party for helping to make these interviews happen at the Kia Supper Suite and offering up transportation in the all new Kia Stinger high performance Sportback for our guests. We’d also like to thank Altec Lansing, Kunde Wines, Blue Moon Brewing, and Topo Chico for their support.

Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning and Reed Morano:

  • Talk about their camaraderie and humor on set.
  • Why Morano chose this as her next film.
  • How do they describe the film when people ask about it? Talk about why they don’t really call it an apocalyptic movie.
  • How soon do Dinklage and Fanning know, when reading a script, that they want to make that movie?
  • Morano talks about directing and serving as the cinematographer and camera operator at the same time. Talks about shooting a lot of the scenes at “magic hour.”
  • How many takes does Morano usually do? How many do Fanning and Dinklage prefer?
  • Fanning and Dinklage talk about their approach to acting on set, and what they’re looking for in different takes.
  • Memorable moments from filming. Morano tells a story about shooting two dusk-set scenes back-to-back, and hustling around to get Dinklage changed quickly. Also talk about filming Dinklage actually peeing, when he had to go on the side of the road, and putting it in the movie.
  • What camera did Morano use and why?
  • What did Morano learn from early friends and family screenings that impacted the finished film? Talks about bringing more humor into the movie.
  • What does it mean to be premiering their movie at Sundance? Dinklage also talks about first coming 15 years ago.
  • What was the last great movie they saw? They talk about mother!, Three Billboards, The Beguiled, and I, Tonya.
  • What was the last TV show they binged? Dinklage gives Steve shit about Game of Thrones.
  • What do they like to collect?

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