Based on the true story of poet Mark O’Brien, meet the man in charge of bringing his story to the big screen. Mika talks to director/writer Ben Lewin about “The Sessions.”
Video Content: Ben Lewin (2012):
WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE! SIDEWALKS ENTERTAINMENT’s Mika Abogado talks to the director/writer of “The Sessions,” starring John Hawkes and Helen Hunt. Ben tells us about filming and how he picked this independent film to produce.
Born in Poland and later immigrated with his family to Melbourne, Australia, Ben Lewin is a director and screenwriter. He has made films around the world, from England and France to United States and Australia. Some of his films as a writer and/or director include “Paperback Romance,” “The Dunera Boys,” “Georgia,” “The Favour, the Watch, and the Very Big Fish” and “The Sessions.”
“The Sessions” Synopsis:
Based on the autobiographical writings of California–based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, “The Sessions” tells the story of a man who lived most of his life in an iron lung who is determined – at age 38 – to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapist and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.
Recorded: October 5, 2012
Host/Segment Producer: Mika Abogado
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Allied-THA