GW: Do you have the funding for it or are you still shopping around?
BB: I haven’t talked to Jonas in the last week or two. Jonas is still working on that. … He’s a guy who gets things done. He’s a very impressive individual. He’ a really interesting guy. You know when you meet someone and you go, “Wow, that’s impressive.” That tends to be my reaction to Jonas.
Jonas was there. It’s a big part of his life. This is not the project that you go to to think, “This is a boxoffice blockbuster.” That’s not that movie. It’s a personal movie. It’s personal to Jonas. So talking about treating it respectfully, the subject matter itself demands that. At the end of the day you do the best you can to tell the best story that you can. And the truthful story as well.
GW: How has the YouTube viral video been received? What kind of comments have you heard?
BB: The comments that I’ve heard — and my comments are fairly limited to the people that I know — I guess surprised me. Most of the people that [I know who] watched it cried when they watched it. And if people had a negative response to it they didn’t tell me.
Those people’s opinions I value greatly were touched and moved by the piece. It was nice to know that the piece had the power and the potency that I felt when I read it. It made it to the small screen like that.
GW: Well it’s pretty serious subject matter, and a lot of your fans are looking forward to you doing “dark and detached.” Got a little bit of it with Chrichton [in Farscape]. Got a great episode for Mitchell, “Collateral Damage” in Season Nine, and this is more of that. We’ve obviously seen you off-the-wall and play the straight military man, but I think this is going to be an interesting recess to go into and explore.
BB: When you say “recess” you mean “dark corner?”
GW: Dark corner, not like “let’s go down the slide.”
BB: Not “recess” like we’re playing dodgeball.
GW: No dodgeball.
BB: Not with this piece, no.
GW: Do you have a tentative shoot date?
BB: Right now we don’t have a shoot date. A little further down the road. Jonas is looking for the rest of the cast. That’ll be part of the equation as well. You need the other people, and those other people need to be right as well.
GW: I think you could do the movie all by yourself.
BB: Yeah, just me in a room with a DV camera. There’s a few more things that are contingent before you start shooting. It is not an expensive movie to make. It’s not like we’re trying to raise 50 million dollars to shoot a movie.
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