The Scene 2 Seen podcast is finishing off the week strong!
This week I’ve already published conversations with spectacular talents such as Michael Greyeyes, Naturi Naughton and Juliette Binoche. Today is no different as I chat with actress Mia Isaac and writer-actress-director Hannah Marks.
Isaac is a rising talent who stars in two back-to-back films this July. Isaac will make her feature film debut starring in Don’t Make Me Go for Amazon Studios which premiered on the streamer last month. Directed by Hannah Marks, it follows a single father (John Cho) diagnosed with a potentially fatal brain tumor who takes his 16-year-old daughter Wally (Isaac) on a road trip to meet her estranged mother.
Isaac then co-starred opposite Zoey Deutch and Dylan O’Brien in the Searchlight Pictures feature for Hulu, Not Okay. The comedy satire, written and directed by Quinn Shepard. In the film, Issacs plays Rowan, a young adult dedicated to societal change. The film was released on Hulu last month as well. Next project includes a short film and a television series.
Director Hannah Marks is an actress, writer and director of Don’t Make Me Go. She’s really up and coming, especially with her next project Turtles All The Way Down, New Line’s film adaptation of John Green’s New York Times best-selling novel.The book was Green’s follow up to the wildly successful Fault in Our Stars. Green also serves as an Executive Producer on the film.
Marks made her feature co-directorial debut with the independent film, After Everything, which she also co-wrote. The film starred Maika Monroe and Jeremy Allen White and premiered In Competition at SXSW in 2018, where Marks was nominated for their prestigious “Game Changer” award. Last November, Marks wrote and directed the indie comedy Mark, Mary & Some Other People, which earned her the Best Screenplay Award at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.
These two have bright futures ahead of them. They’re already booked and busy and I’m sure the opportunities will only grow from here. In this episode, we talk a lot about finding identity, and how actors and directors find their personal connection with scripts.
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