David Paterson Evokes 1950s Charm in his Comedy, ‘Love, Ludlow"

May 9, 2014 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

This week, Director’s Cut welcomes writer/producer David Paterson to discuss his film “Love, Ludlow”. The film stars Alicia Goranson (“Roseanne” and “Boys Don’t Cry”) and David Eigenberg (“Sex and the City”).

This is a great film about a woman who attempts to have a relationship with an office co-worker despite the efforts of her misfit younger brother and roommate, Ludlow. Paterson writes solid dialogue in all his films, but in Ludlow in particular there is a charm as his New York characters speak at times from the 1950s. Patterson’s choice of set decoration and hairstyles also evoke that era.

Living on the outskirts of the Big Apple, Paterson is as interesting as his characters. He brands himself a “stay-at-home-dad, volunteer firefighter, local parks commissioner, screenwriter-producer”. Paterson got his start in the stand-up comedy world before becoming an award winning playwright.

In addition to indie films, he is also the writer-producer of the box office smash “Bridge to Terabithia” and is currently shooting the sequel. In addition to his many endeavors, he is also a great interview and very engaging person.

If you’re even the slightest indie film fan you will not want to miss “Love, Ludlow” or my interview with its filmmaker. Hope to see you Friday at 10 p.m. on Wisconsin Public Television for a great episode of Director’s Cut.

Enjoy a clip from the interview below.

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