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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Welcome to Dennis Anyone, a podcast about making things up and making things happen. I love to talk to creative types about what they do and how they do it. Hope you enjoy my conversations as much as I do. - Dennis H.

Apr 10, 2015

Dennis visits the Hollywood Dell home of writer-director Darren Stein to talk about the Lifetime TV movie he wrote, "Seeds of Yesterday," the latest in "Flowers in the Attic" series, which premiers Sunday, April 12th. Darren talks about the challenges and joys of adapting a beloved book and what drew him to the project. Also on the docket is Darren's last feature film, the gay teen comedy "GBF" and its unique distribution model, his cult classic "Jawbreaker," and the secret of shooting the iconic slow-motion high school hallway scenes that are featured in both films. Darren also recalls the Facebook message he got from "Heathers" writer Daniel Waters and shares stories of working Rose McGowan, Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer, who was virtually unknown when he cast her in "Jawbreaker." Things get a little more serious when Darren talks about the provocative documentary he made several years back using old home movies called "Put the Camera On Me," and the positive and negative reactions to the film. He also gets his dogs groomed, owns up to his bratty early days, shows off some really cool "Jawbreaker" fan art and talks about what keeps him sane through the ups and downs Hollywood.