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Writer / Director Ben Lewin
Writer / Director Ben Lewin

Interview: Ben Lewin (The Sessions)

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.

Mini-Biography:
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.

Interview Credits:
Recorded: October 5, 2012
Host/Segment Producer: Mika Abogado
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Allied-THA

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