Behold My Heart director Joshua Leonard talks acting in improvised films, iPhone films and too many bad guys: filmmakermagazine.com
Joshua Leonard first came onto the scene with the lo-fi sensation The Blair Witch Project, then went on to receive rave reviews for his performance in Lynn Shelton’s Independent Spirit Award-winning Humpday. His narrative feature debut as director, The Lie, premiered at Sundance in 2011 and he just wrapped production on his sophomore feature Behold My Heart which stars Marisa Tomei. Currently he co-stars in Steven Soderbergh’s thriller Unsane, which was famously shot on an iPhone. Leonard talks about how freeing that was and how he’s dismayed, now that he’s a dad, at all the bad guy parts he’s being offered.
Behold My Heart centers on a woman and her teenage son — played by Marisa Tomei and Charlie Plummer — in the aftermath of tragedy who must forge into uncharted territory in order to move on with their lives. Timothy Olyphant (“Justified”) and Mireille Enos (“The Catch”) also star with David Call, Emily Robinson, Nik Dodani and Sakina Jaffrey rounding out the supporting cast.
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