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Ricky Fosheim, Director: UNEASY LIES THE MIND

February 6, 2014

UNEASY LIES THE MIND is a thriller which is also the first narrative feature film shot entirely on the iPhone, directed by Ricky Fosheim.

Ricky Fosheim

Ricky Fosheim

1Q: Tell us a little about the origins of UNEASY LIES THE MIND, from concept to financing.

Uneasy Lies the Mind was written by Jonas Fisch, who is an abstract painter, and Dillon Tucker, who is amongst many things a poet. As one would expect when you combine a painter and a poet, the script turned out to be unlike anything I’ve ever read before.

The entire project, from financing to shooting to post production, were all approached in a creative fashion. Our budget was raised through Kickstarter. We shot the movie entirely on the iPhone. Even our distribution model is unique in that we are exploring ways to incorporate an exclusive “smartphone release” strategy.

2Q: Cinequest is hosting the World Premiere of UNEASY LIES THE MIND. Explain to us how it feels to bring this film before audiences for the first time, and what do you think their reaction will be to your film?

We are thrilled to be a part of Cinequest. They are in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is right where we want to be since our movie was shot on the iPhone. Hopefully the Cinequest community embraces and falls in love with the movie, regardless of what camera it’s shot on.

3Q: What was your best and/or worst experience while making UNEASY LIES THE MIND?

The movie was shot in Mammoth Lakes, California during freezing cold temperatures. At times it was less than 10 degrees Fahrenheit, which caused the camera to crash and suddenly turn off. We lost a lot of really great takes because of these extreme weather conditions.

4Q: Festival audiences often have to make hard decisions about what to see, and the catalog descriptions sometimes run together. In your own words, why should people see your film?

If you like a layered, well crafted psychological thriller with a strong visual aesthetic then this movie is for you. It’s got some dark and twisted turns, but at the same time the characters are engaging and quite funny. It’s also completely shot on an iPhone, which is the first of it’s kind. The images are quite striking and I think you will be presently surprised that it was shot on such an unconventional camera.

5Q: Time to pre-plan: You just won an Oscar for UNEASY LIES THE MIND. Give us your acceptance speech.

Thank you. You know who you are.

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