We recently had the pleasure of talking with Adam Roffman (left) about his official Indie Grits 2016 selected film, Spearhunter, which he co-directed with Luke Poling (right).
1. What is your connection to the South?
My father moved to Foley, Alabama in 2012 and upon visiting him for the first time down there I came across the Spear Hunting Museum, which led to making a film about it.
2. What was your muse for this film?
Hmmm, well, when we started making SPEARHUNTER we thought our muse was going to be Col. Gene Morris, but as the film progressed we realized Heather Jean Morris, his ex-wife, was stealing the show and she became our muse.
3. What was your first film?
Luke’s first film was a short film that was 1/12th of a feature film made as a compilation of 12 short films by different directors called TWELVE. He followed that up by co-directing the feature documentary PLIMPTON! STARRING GEORGE PLIMPTON AS HIMSELF.
Adam’s first film was a 1-minute short comedy called THE TERROR OF THE INVISIBLE MAN which was acquired by IFC and it ran on IFC for three years in-between feature films. He has spent the last 18 years doing set decoration for Hollywood features.
4. Did anything interesting or funny happen on set during the shooting?
Other than the entire thing being absurd? No, not really.
5. If you’ve been to Indie Grits before, what’s your favorite memory?
We haven’t had the pleasure of attending Indie Grits before, but we are honored to have SPEARHUNTER playing there this year.