DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER – Interview with Director Simon Bird

Actor Simon Bird’s feature film debut is a quirky and touching adaptation of a graphic novel.  The film stars Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, and Rob Brydon in this lovely peek into a pivotal summer.  Enjoy our chat with Simon Bird!

Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel, DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER is a funny yet sweet coming-of-age story about single motherhood and Metallica. Daniel was supposed to spend the summer with his dad and his dad’s new wife in Florida, but when his dad cancels the trip Daniel and his mom suddenly face the prospect of six long weeks together. An epic war of wills ensues in their suburban home as Daniel just wants to listen to heavy metal and start a band while his mom hopes to rekindle the fun times they used to have together. Featuring original songs by Belle and Sebastian.

In my chat with Director Simon Bird we talk about his fun cast, his getting to work with his wife on this project, the great impact Belle and Sebastian had on the film and much more.

Interview with Director Simon Bird:

Simon Bird Interview from Gadi Elkon on Vimeo.

For more information on the film please check out – DAYS OF THE BAGNOLD SUMMER.

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