Josh Hutcherson went from The Hunger Games to the director’s chair, as the young actor is set to make his directorial debut with Ape.
The film — which Hutcherson also stars in as Travis, a man who suffers from schizophrenia, and packs a lot of tension into its thirteen minutes — is a element of The Massive Script, an incubator and joint venture among Hutcherson’s personal Turkeyfoot Productions, Condé Nast Entertainment, and Indigenous media. The entire gist of The Massive Script is to spotlight new voices and potentially get these short films produced into complete attributes (which is most likely what’s in retailer for Ape), and the complete procedure has shed light on the significance of provided young filmmakers a likelihood to tell stories for their peers — and for its major man, in specific.
“It’s really essential to feel represented,” Hutcherson told Range in a new interview. “I’ve naturally read really a couple of scripts in my life, and there’s a specific way that many writers, who are not my age and didn’t grow up in my atmosphere, try to create a character that I connect with. It happens — there’s some excellent writers who do do that, and these are the ones you fight to make. But most of the time, it doesn’t feel authentic. I believe there’s a certain authenticity when you have young filmmakers and millennials coming up and attempting to inform stories that they care about and connect with. It makes it far more accessible for these audiences that we want to give great content material to.”
In quick: The probabilities of nailing it in the legitimacy division are actually higher if a movie intended for a younger audience is produced by a young filmmaker. Ape has got Hutcherson’s inventive juices flowing: He’s got a couple of short films under his belt on the writing front, and this experience has inspired him to “dive into these,” along with a couple of Tv projects in the operates. Who knows: Possibly he’ll be coming up with a millennial-inspired series to replace a really, very popular one when it concludes its final season.
“I’m also obsessed with the Television show Girls, so I would love take a swing at anything a small far more contained and individual like that as properly,” he shared. We’re into it.