Daniel Goldhaber on moving from cam to a heist movie

Lukas Gage, Marcus Scribner, Daneil Goldhaber, Olive Jane Lorraine, Ariela Barer, Forrest Goodluck, and Jayme Lawson talk How to Blow Up a Pipeline

If you are looking for an excellent movie to watch at the moment, can I recommend the 2018 horror movie, cam? It has an exceptional performance Madeleine Brewer Like Alice, a cam girl is on the rise and yearns to become #1. She woke up one morning to discover that someone else was using her account – a replica of herself.


After the release of cam I was too eager to claim the director Daniel Goldhaber For the horror genre, but at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival he threw a curve ball. I’d love to see more Goldhaber horror one day, but what’s even more exciting is to see him deliver a completely different sophomore film that showcases a wide range of skills suggesting he can tap into any genre, deliver complex narratives, and tackle productions of any size and scope. . Goldhaber second movie, How to blow up a pipelineIt couldn’t be more different than camwhich is impressive.

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Inspired by Andreas MalmA book of the same name, Goldhaber’s movie follows a group of young climate change activists who decide that if the law won’t punish those guilty of contributing to the climate crisis, they will, so they set out to blow up the West. Texas Oil Pipeline.

with How to blow up a pipeline Celebrating his world premiere at TIFF 2022, finding the perfect home in Neon, Goldhaber and the cast Ariella BarrierAnd the Lucas GageAnd the Forest GoodluckAnd the Jamie LawsonAnd the Marcus ScribnerAnd the Jane Lauren’s olives They’re all pitched in by Collider Supper Suite and Media Studio at Marbl to discuss their experience telling this story.

Goldhaber began with a brief description of the unique process of adapting Malm’s work:

The film is based on a statement by climate activist Andreas Malm, who writes primarily about the fact that every social justice movement in history has been based, at the very least, on the destruction of property, and that climate change is an existential threat to human life on Earth and is a kind of question whether Was property destruction necessary or not to get away from fossil fuels and preserve human civilization and society as we know it, and so we adapted these ideas. The book has no story. It’s just a kind of political theory. We adapted these ideas into a heist thriller about young climate activists blowing up An oil pipeline in rural Texas. The movie kind of instructs you, in very fine detail, how they build bombs and how they do it and kind of classic heist style, they have a very complex and exciting plan.”

This probably wouldn’t be surprising given the article’s introduction, but I also had to ask Goldhaber why he decided to stay away from horror after the success of cam. This is what he said:

“After Cam, most of the industry opportunities I had were in awe, but I think I and all the people I work with, you know, Issa Maze who produced this movie, wrote and produced Cam, Jordan Seol who wrote and produced this movie and was a writer on Cam, we We’re all filmmakers kind of first. And for me, I love all genres equally and I think it’s about, how do I take a really cool idea and make a movie out of it that’s exciting, and that can really connect with a wide audience, but that also really has something meaningful to say? And so to me, this honestly feels like a completely natural extension of Cam in many ways and it’s a lot of the same people, and I’ve also been fortunate enough to add a bunch of new people to my collaborative and collaborative effort.”

Goldhaber isn’t kidding about boosting his co-op team because How to blow up a pipeline It features a particularly large list of main characters. One of the movie’s greatest feats? He is able to offer a great deal of history and purpose to each one of them, reinforcing the shared significance of this danger they face together.

trying to excite all of How to blow up a pipelineFor the main players, I asked the actors about their characters’ greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses when trying to complete this mission. Scribner began:

“I think one of his greatest strengths for Sean is his people skills. He has been able to come to so many different people from different backgrounds and recruit them under the same like-minded goal. His biggest weakness is definitely his fear. I think he came from a background that didn’t In her he is directly affected by these refinements, so while sticking to the plan and definitely wanting to take a stand and make a change, he was also afraid for his future. He obviously wanted to keep going to college and have a great normal life, so I think his fear ruined a lot of things in the film “.

Lawson then jumped in to highlight her own character, Alicia, as well as Alicia’s relationship with her Sasha LinTheo:

“I would say to Alicia that her greatest asset is her skepticism. He has kept everyone in check, only about what is really possible and kept us grounded as to why we do what we do. And then Theo must be her biggest weakness. It can’t be Sasha. Lynn is here, but I think the whole reason for her being there depends entirely and exclusively on Theo.”

Gage plays Logan, one of the biggest wild cards in the deck. He noted, “I think Logan’s greatest strength is his bravery, which is also his weakness because he’s an impulsive, sometimes thoughtless guy.” This impulse and Logan’s relationship with another member of the group, played by Rowan Kristen Frosythis bound to keep you on edge especially as they advance the mission further and further.

In addition to serving as an executive producer on the film, Goodluck steps in with Michael, the bomb-making specialist on the set. When a strength/weakness question came his way, he nailed his answer perfectly; “I would say Michael’s greatest strength is probably that he can do it himself…but I feel like that’s his biggest weakness as well because he would have exploded in his face, probably.”

Barer wears multiple hats on production, too. Not only productive How to blow up a pipelinebut she also co-wrote the script with Goldhaber and Sjol, playing Xochitl, the person responsible for starting this process:

“I think Xochitl’s biggest strengths are probably her passion and intelligence for putting a plan like this together, and her biggest weakness is her all-consuming ego that someone has to put themselves at the center of a plan like.”

Lauren ends the character descriptions by providing a description of the Dwayne he played Jake Wehrey In the movie:

“I play Dwayne’s wife, so I’m going to talk a little bit to Dwayne. Basically I think his greatest strength is his courage and determination. Logically speaking, the way he knows the Earth is obviously a great power, but I think he has the Texas resolve that when someone hurts themselves , he’s like, ‘Okay, hook up! Let’s deal with this. And I would say that his weakness is not a personal weakness, but perhaps the fact that his family lives in poverty, and the risk he is taking in doing so has very severe repercussions.’

In addition to the role of Jake’s wife Katie in the film, Lauren also made a significant contribution to the production as a script consultant. She explained:

“I was a scenario consultant from Texas because I was born and raised there, especially in an oil rig town called Baytown. So I had a Sasha Lynn-like upbringing where I was exposed to acid rain and a lot of pollution. All the offspring of my family are manual laborers in these drilling companies who are very low paid, And so Danny and Ariella came to me and were like, ‘Hey, we have a story from Texas in this and we know you have personal stories attached. Just for Texas, but for the oil industry. It was great to be along. [for] ride [on] This script and Dwayne shaped it in a way that looks really authentic and isn’t just a caricature of a Texas man.”

Looking for more How to build a pipeline? You can check out our full conversation in the video at the top of this article!

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