At the recent press day for The Way, Way Back, we landed an exclusive video interview with writer-directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. The film marks their directorial debut, and centers on a 14-year-old boy (Liam James) who spends his summer vacation bonding with the manager of a water park (Sam Rockwell) while staying with his mother (Toni Collette) and her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell). For more on the film, watch the trailer. The film also stars Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, Zoe Levin, AnnaSophia Robb, and Amanda Peet.
During the interview they talked about transitioning from acting to writing/directing, how this project came together, filming in Massachusetts, Dunkin’ Donuts, if they made any changes since premiering at Sundance, the editing process, what they collect, cartoons, future projects, and more. In addition, they reveal they’re working on a few scripts where they hope to take the same character-driven, ensemble approach but apply it to a different genre. Hit the jump to watch.