CHAPERONE is having its SLAMDANCE world premiere this evening and our Gadi Elkon chatted with Writer/Director Zoe Eisenberg and Stars Mitzi Akaha and Laird Akeo.
Misha Miyamoto, 29, lives alone in the house her grandmother left her, has held the same job since high school, and likes her life as is: simple. Unfortunately, her satisfaction disappoints everyone around her. Her boss can’t fathom why she won’t take a promotion, her lack of ambition dissuades potential love interests and her parents push her to sell her estate since she has no interest in starting a family. These pressures leave Misha alienated, isolated and sick of justifying her choices. So when Jake, an earnest 19-year-old, mistakes Misha for a high school student, she finds solace in his lack of expectation and starts a relationship with him. As their relationship grows, so does Misha’s reckless behavior.
Zoe, Mitzi and Laird talked with Gadi about shooting in Hilo, Hawaii and the impact real locations had on the film. The trio talked about working with a fun feline cast member who embody the role of Princess Diana. Gadi also asked about the team being out at Slamdance and their excitement for their 2024!
Here is our interview with Writer/Director Zoe Eisenberg and Stars Mitzi Akaha and Laird Akeo:
The film is having its world premiere tonight at SLAMDANCE.
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