Writer, Director, Producer and Star? That is quite the list of jobs on a film set. Let alone for one person in their feature debut. Nate Parker is best known for his work in Red Tails, The Great Debaters, and Non-Stop. That will be changing very soon however.
Nate Parker has already received a laundry list of buzz for his new feature The Birth of a Nation, and it appears to be for good reason. The film debuted at Sundance and drew a historic list of praise and bidding. It won both the Audience and Jury Award at Sundance. It also drew a $17.5 Million bid, the highest of all time.
On the heels of the Oscar controversy regarding race issues. This film looks to be a strong contender to break the cycle that has been taking place. Filmmakermagazine sat down with Nate Parker and asked him 5 questions about his directorial debut. He addresses topics such as the controversial title and injustice in today's America.
Nate also speaks about what he hopes that the audience takes away from his film.
The film takes a look at the story from the viewpoint of the enslaved which are often forgotten or driven to the side in the story. Please take the time out to read what Nate Parker has to say. It is quite poignant and relevant in these times. He gives some very well thought-out answers. The link is below.
Additionally, the first teaser trailer for the film was released recently. Please click and watch the trailer. It looks to be quite interesting and should hold up to its buzz.