How To Become A TV Director — Brendan Walsh

Film Courage: It took you about eight or nine years to work your way up from second assistant to being a director on NURSE JACKIE?

Brendan Walsh, Writer/Director: Yes, I would say in general it took eight or nine years from a second assistant director to a first assistant director to a director on NURSE JACKIE.

Film Courage: So kind of three steps to it?…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

Image courtesy of IFC Films
Image courtesy of IFC Films

About the movie:

In 2002, a young American couple, Matthew and Naomi, travel to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and Ice. As if the stakes aren’t high enough, it is revealed that Naomi is eight months pregnant in their frozen prison. With few resources, a dwindling food supply, and nothing but time, tension, blame, and personal secrets bubble to the surface. Matthew and Naomi realize they must work together to survive in a crippling battle against the elements, hypothermia, disturbing hallucinations, and plunging temperatures reaching as low as -30C. Will they make it out of this alive?

STARRING: Genesis Rodriguez and Vincent Piazza

DIRECTOR: Brendan Walsh 

PRODUCERS: Bradley J. Ross, Molly Conners, Amanda Bowers, Vincent Morano, Jane Oster, and Keri Nakamoto 

WRITERS: Brendan Walsh and Daley Nixon







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