How I Became A Director On Saturday Night Live by Rhys Thomas

Watch the video interview on Youtube here
 How I Became A Director On Saturday Night Live by Rhys Thomas
(Check out Amazon Studios new series Comrade Detective directed and co-executive produced by Rhys Thomas.  Rhys is known for his work on Saturday Night Live, Staten Island Summer and Documentary Now!)

 

Film Courage: Rhys, I’m wondering if we can talk a little bit about life before Comrade Detective? When you were starting out in the entertainment industry, what was your strategy? Did you even have a strategy? Did you end up here accidentally?
Rhys Thomas: Yeah…I wouldn’t say there was a strategy, at least I didn’t know of one. Where I grew up was about as far from the film industry as could be. Well, not as could be. I’m sure I could have grown up in Siberia, too. But I grew up in a small village in South Wales and really had zero idea of how you might penetrate the film industry or television. And it was sort of just through luck…I mean, I think me taking some risks and some gambles and some happy accidents that I sort of found my way eventually to SNL. There is sort of a long story in between obviously. Essentially I came to New York knowing that I wanted to work in Film and Television, I had no idea what to do. New York seemed like the direction. To head to LA felt like too much of a cultural leap at the time (watch the video on Youtube here).

Synopsis: In the 1980s, millions of Romanians tuned in to Comrade Detective, a gritty and sleek buddy cop show that not only entertained its citizens but also promoted Communist ideals and inspired a deep nationalism. It has now been digitally remastered and dubbed into English for the first time by a cast featuring Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon Levitt.

 

Director and Co-Executive Producer:  Rhys Thomas

Creators: Brian Gatewood, Alessandro Tanaka

Stars: Channing Tatum, Florin Piersic Jr., Joseph Gordon-Levitt and many more

 

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